As we’ve recently shared, Walt Disney World guests have been seeing the cancelations of vacation bookings from the end of May to early June, which has many questioning when exactly the parks may reopen? In a recent attempt to see if one of our staff member’s reservations had been canceled for a late May reservation, while chatting with a Walt Disney World chat specialist, they informed her, “Most likely, [Walt Disney World] we will not open in the coming month.”
Our staff member reached out to the Walt Disney World chat specialist after noticing her reservation was still confirmed for her stay at Disney’s Pop Century Resort on her My Disney Experience account, even though bookings taking place after hers had already been canceled.
Until recently, both Walt Disney World and Disneyland were both accepting new reservations beginning June 1. However, as of last week, the company pushed back new reservations to July 1 at both theme park resorts.
Yesterday, during an Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting, Walt Disney World Vice President Thomas Mazloum spoke on this recent change in bookings at Walt Disney World, stating:
“We have taken reservations for July but that should not mean we are operating in July yet. We’ve opened Shanghai, which has been extremely well. We were very prudent and conservative and things went extremely well but at this point we have really nothing to report about Walt Disney World yet.”
Mazloum continued: “We will allow data to guide us as well as the government. Not a specific date.”
For those who are still holding out hope for a June reopening of Walt Disney World, it’s worth noting that we have not heard of Disney World vacation’s in mid-June being canceled, as of yet. To date, the latest vacation cancelation for a Walt Disney World vacation ITM has come across ran from May 29 to June 4.
Additionally, as we’ve pointed out earlier, Disney recently put out a survey asking guests with bookings in June if they felt comfortable coming back to Walt Disney World on vacation, given the current circumstances.
What are your thoughts on this Cast Member’s comment? Let us know in the comments!