We recently reported on Friday, May 29 that Walt Disney World Resort started emailing guests who had upcoming trips of changes due to the reopening of the theme parks. The guests are began receiving emails directly from Disney were informed that their reservations are now being impacted because Disney began automatically canceling all dining reservations, FastPass+ reservations, experience reservations, and Disney Dining Plans.
And now, Inside the Magic readers are informing us that Disney is sending out a new room offer to those who were impacted by the cancellation of free dining offer.
One of our readers left this comment on our recent Facebook post:
They gave us free dining and now they are taking it away! They are giving us 35% off our room, but that does not equal the same as the dining plan. That’s about $60 a night off the room and the dining plan would have been about $120 a day for the 3 of us.”
The email that Disney Resort is sending out to those guests affected by the cancelled free dining offer informs them that Disney will be modifying the Disney vacation package to remove the dining plan but as an accommodation, Disney will be adjusting the price of the Disney vacation package to reflect a 35% savings on the Disney World hotel room. Disney is also saying that they will be sending out new confirmations to reflect the modified Disney package and price.
Disney also says in the email that guests will receive a refund of the difference in the Disney vacation package price for those guests who have already paid in full. If guests did not make a final payment yet on their vacation package, Disney will reflect a reduction in the amount due.
More Information On Walt Disney World Reopening
Upon reopening to the Walt Disney World Resort to the public, the company is implementing a new reservation system in order to manage capacity. Part of this reservation system includes Annual Passholder entry. At first, we weren’t sure how Disney would be managing guest capacity or their Annual Passholders, however, Disney has stated that due to this unprecedented time, an annual pass will not guarantee park entry.
We also know that when Disney World reopens to guests come mid-July, things at the theme park will look a lot different. Social distancing measures will be put in place, excessive cleanliness, encouragement of mobile orders, plexiglass, the elimination of character meet and greets, parades, fireworks and other similar entertainment that draws a crowd, and much more.
Walt Disney World Resort also recently shared an update on new ticket sales and hotel reservations, dining and experiences, and FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours. You can read more about that here.
At this time, Disney Springs is opened to the public with select restaurants and retail stores welcoming guests.
Have you been impacted by the cancellation of the free dining plan? Have you received this email? Let us know in the comments.