In the wake of the recent pandemic, Walt Disney World and Disneyland are still under temporary closures with no sure sign of when the theme park resorts will be ready for reopening. During this time of uncertainty, Walt Disney World is now canceling vacation reservations for bookings from mid to late May.
As we previously shared, a reader had previously written in letting us know their reservation for a Walt Disney World vacation for May 13 – May 15 had been canceled on account of the temporary closures. Although, now it seems another one of our readers with a Walt Disney World reservation from May 18 – May 22 has just received notice their reservation has also been canceled on account of the pandemic.
Similar to earlier cancellations, our reader was sent an email given the option to modify or cancel their Walt Disney World reservation and if no action was taken, Disney would process a refund back to their original form of payment.
At this time, this has been the latest May Walt Disney World reservation cancellation ITM has been able to confirm — even though other guests have been reporting vacation cancellations on dates later into May.
However, it is worth noting that a member of our staff currently has a Walt Disney World vacation booked at Disney’s Pop Century Resort from May 21 – 25 and has not received any notification of a cancellation. The only cancellation she has received is of her FastPasses, which have just disappeared from her My Disney Experience account without notice, but her room reservation is still showing it is booked, with a confirmation number, on her My Disney Experience account.
As we’ve previously shared, Disney has already waived all of its own cancellation fees for all hotel reservations with check-in dates between now and June 30, 2020. According to the Walt Disney World website:
“If no action is taken by you before your check-in date for arrivals during the closure period, Disney will automatically cancel your reservation within seven days of the original check-in date and process any refund due to the original form of payment. Please note that cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, including airlines and rental cars, as well as non-refundable products like travel protection plans, are deducted from refundable amounts for Walt Disney Travel Company packages.”
For those who have had their vacation plans canceled on account of the current pandemic and are looking to modify their reservation, you are still able to change you reservations to any available dates after June 1, 2020. Additionally, guests are still able to book new reservations beginning after June 1 as well.