What Will and Won’t Be Open at Disney Resort Hotels

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Disney has shared more information about what Guests can expect when they visit the Disney Resort hotels after they begin to reopen on June 22.

View more updates about Disney Resort hotels in our article here.

According to the update on the Disney World website, select resort amenities and recreation will be open with certain hotels reopen in a couple of weeks, but other offerings will not be available initially. Here are some highlights of what Guests can expect:

  • Some pools will have limited operating hours, and all pools will operate with limited capacity
  • Fitness centers will open in alignment with state and county regulations, and may have reduced hours
  • Merchandise locations will operate at limited capacity and physical distancing, and fitting rooms will not be available
  • A number of experiences will be unavailable, including the following:
Copper Creek Spring Pool
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Here is the official update from Walt Disney World Resort regarding the resort amenities and recreation that will and won’t be available when the Disney Resort hotels reopen:

Resort Amenities & Recreation

Amenities and recreation will be modified based on physical distancing and health guidelines.

Dining Experiences
Select dining locations will be available at Disney Resort hotels.

Learn about updates to dining experiences.

Pools

  • Feature pools may operate with reduced hours; leisure pools will be open 24 hours a day
  • Pools will operate with reduced capacity to allow for physical distancing
  • Select poolside activities may be available at select Resort hotels
  • Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will not be available during the initial reopening period; Guests of this Disney Resort hotel may enjoy the leisure pool at Disney’s Beach Club Villas

Fitness Centers & Sports Courts

  • Fitness centers will open in alignment with state and county regulations, and may have reduced hours
  • Fitness centers may have reduced hours and capacity
  • Instructor-led fitness classes will not be available
  • Fitness and sports courts will be open, and Guests must maintain physical distancing

Available Recreation

Activities and schedules will vary. The schedule of activities for your Disney Resort hotel will be shared during your stay.

Merchandise Locations 

In merchandise locations throughout Walt Disney World Resort, Guests will continue to discover favorite Disney items, with some modifications to the shopping experience that will help us manage capacity and foster physical distancing.

  • New Product Launches: New collection product launches and limited-edition merchandise will not be available for in-person purchases at Walt Disney World Resort until further notice. As always, Guests can find these items on shopDisney, subject to availability.
  • Pin Trading: We will continue to offer Guests the opportunity to pin trade with Cast Members through the use of pin boards in select locations. Cast pin trading with lanyards will not be available at this time to maintain physical distancing.
  • Delivery Option: Package delivery to the front of our theme parks or to Disney Resort hotels will be suspended. However, shipping merchandise to Guests’ homes continues to be available.
  • Dressing Rooms: For the time being, dressing rooms will not be available.
  • Returns: In-person returns will be available upon the reopening of our merchandise locations.

Temporarily Unavailable 

The following amenities and experiences will not be available during the initial reopening period:

  • Arcades
  • Campfires
  • Character experiences
  • Dog parks
  • Electrical Water Pageant
  • Marina rentals
  • Pin trading
  • Playgrounds
  • Spas, salons and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Additionally, the following special offerings and childcare services will not be available during the initial reopening:

  • Fireworks voyages and tasting cruises, including the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage
  • Fun runs
  • Wonderland Tea Party at Park Fare
  • Hula lessons
  • In-room childcare services
  • Mermaid school
  • Special classes and programs—including culinary, cultural and animal programs
Electrical Water Pageant
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