Disney World, Disneyland Begin Canceling Vacations Into Early June

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Update 5/15/2020: 

Since this article was originally published, Disney has reached out to us with a statement regarding the cancelations of both Walt Disney World and Disneyland vacation reservations for the first week of June, stating:

For your awareness, Walt Disney World® and Disneyland® Resort Guests with resort hotel bookings during the week of May 31-June 6, 2020, are receiving notifications that their stays will be impacted by our temporary closures, and they may modify or cancel their Disney Resort hotel reservations or Walt Disney Travel Company packages. Disney is asking Guests who didn’t book directly with Disney to call their Travel Professional.

Guests notified of these cancellations should be prepared to receive the following email from Disney, stating:

Walt Disney World Resort Guests

Important: Disney Resort Hotel Closures

In keeping with our focus on the well-being of our Guests and Cast Members during these rapidly changing times, Disney Resort hotels and theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort are currently closed until further notice.

Your upcoming travel dates are impacted by these closures. You have the option to modify or cancel your Disney Resort hotel reservation or Walt Disney Travel Company package up to your original check-in date. If no action is taken, we will process any refund due to your original form of payment if a payment had been made. If you did not book through Disney directly, please contact your Travel Professional. Note that cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, including airlines and rental cars, as well as nonrefundable products like travel protection plans, are deducted from refundable amounts for Walt Disney Travel Company packages.

If you wish to reschedule your vacation for a later time this year, please call 407-939-4251 or your Travel Professional.

Rest assured, we will continue to monitor the situation and make timely decisions based on expert guidance. For the latest information, please visit DisneyWorld.com/Updates.

We thank you for your continued understanding, and we hope to see ya real soon!

Disneyland Resort Guests

Dear Guest,

We are sorry to inform you that your upcoming visit with us will be impacted by several closures.

While there is still much uncertainty with respect to the impacts of COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our Guests and employees remain The Walt Disney Company’s top priority.

As a result of this unprecedented pandemic and in line with direction provided by health experts and government officials, the Disneyland Resort is currently closed and a reopening date has not been identified.

If you have already modified or cancelled your upcoming Disneyland Resort hotel room reservation or Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package, no further action needs to be taken. If you’re interested in modifying your existing travel dates or making a new reservation for a future vacation, reservations are currently available for travel dates July 1, 2020 and later.

To provide additional flexibility, we are waiving Disney-imposed change and cancellation fees up to the date of check-in for reservations with arrivals through June 30, 2020. If you are unable to reach us before your check-in date for such time period, you will not be penalized or assessed Disney-imposed fees for cancelling your Disneyland Resort hotel room reservation or Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package after your check-in date.

Note that some package components are nonrefundable and subject to third-party operator cancellation policies. You should work directly with any third-party operators you have used to book any parts of your vacation package that were not booked through the Walt Disney Travel Company, including flights, travel protection and car rentals.

A Special Offer for Eligible Guests

Eligible Guests of the Disneyland Resort Hotels may receive a $50 per night resort credit* for stays between July 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. In addition to the resort credit, eligible Guests may also take advantage of a special Disneyland Resort offer to save up to 35%** on stays most nights July 1, 2020 through October 3, 2020.

The resort offer is valid for Guests who booked a room reservation, or a Walt Disney Travel Company vacation package, to stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel during the period from March 16, 2020 through June 30, 2020 and on dates that the Disneyland Resort theme parks are closed. Offer is not valid for room reservations or packages cancelled before March 1, 2020, or for multiple rebooks of the same room or package reservation.

To receive more details about this offer, and to cancel or modify your reservation, please contact the Walt Disney Travel Company at (714) 520-5050 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM, 7 days a week. If you originally booked through a Travel Agent, please reach out to them directly if you have questions or would like to reschedule. Be sure to ask about the special offer above!

We do anticipate heavy call volume and appreciate your patience as we work hard to respond to all inquiries.

Original Article: 

In the wake of the recent pandemic, Walt Disney World and Disneyland are still under temporary closures with no sure signs 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 into early June.

This new development comes from an Inside The Magic reader who shares their Walt Disney World vacation booked from May 29 – June 4 has been cancelled. This news comes on the heels of our recent discovery of Disney World vacations being canceled into late-May, making this the first cancellation ITM has heard of as it relates to a vacation running into June.

News about the temporary closure of Disney Parks
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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.

For those who have not yet received an email of cancellation regarding their own Walt Disney World vacation for dates falling toward the end of May or into early June, it’s worth noting that one of our own staff members with a vacation at Disney’s Pop Century Resort from May 21 – 25 is still awaiting a cancellation of her own vacation.

Walt Disney World
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At this time, it seems her FastPasses are the only reservations that have been cancelled from her trip, which she only discovered after they vanished from her My Disney Experience account without notice. However, her room reservation still shows it is booked with a confirmation number.

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.”

At this time, Walt Disney World is still accepting reservations for new vacations beginning after June 1.

Has the current pandemic affected your Disney World vacation? Let us know in the comments.

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