Complete List of Disney World Resort Opening Dates

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Updated 7/27

Walt Disney World has just announced the delay of several different resorts on property. Here is the latest information from the website:

In addition, we currently plan to open the following Disney Resort hotels to booked Guests on the following dates. Please note that the reopening dates have been revised for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

  • July 29: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Aug. 24: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Sept. 21: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Oct. 4:  Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (delayed from August 12)
  • Oct. 14: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Nov. 1: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (delayed from August 12)

While reopening dates were previously shared for Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, these Disney Resort hotels will remain closed until further notice, as the reopening timeline continues to be reevaluated.

Future reopening dates are subject to change and Guests’ reservations could still be modified to other Disney Resort hotels if needed.

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Given the current situation, there are some Disney Resort hotels and other areas that are not, as of this time, being scheduled for reopening yet. We will continue to evaluate the situation and reopen more locations when the environment is right to do so.

While these plans may evolve, we will be monitoring the constantly changing health environment and its impact on the state of Florida as we find the right time to welcome back even more of our Guests.

We continue to assist Guests with current hotel reservations for 2020, modifying travel plans as needed.

Additionally, Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort are now open to Members and Guests. Please note that some of the details below may not apply to Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort.

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Original Article

Walt Disney World has already begun its phased reopening of Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom which opened its gates on July 11 while EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened up on July 15. But what about the resorts?

Initially, we knew that Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground along with Disney Vacation Club resorts would open to Guests beginning on June 22, but the remainder of hotels were still unknown on when they would reopen. The good news is now Walt Disney World has just released information regarding the remainder of the hotels on property.

Related: MORE Details Announced For Disney Attractions, Experiences

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The latest Walt Disney World announcement states that the resorts on property have several different reopening dates. All of the details are below courtesy of the official statement:

As we continue the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, we are excited to welcome Guests back to Disney Vacation Club resorts and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, beginning June 22. This includes:

As we open these hotels, we are taking a measured and deliberate approach to implement a number of health and safety measures based on guidance from various governmental authorities and health agencies.

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In addition, we currently plan to open the following resort hotels to booked Guests on the following dates. Please note, that given the fluidity of the current environment, these dates are subject to change and Guests’ reservations could still be modified to other resort hotels if needed.

July 10 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

July 29 – Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Aug. 12 – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Aug. 24 – Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Sept. 21 – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Oct. 1 – Disney’s BoardWalk Resort

Oct. 14 – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Guests with current reservations at impacted Disney Resort hotels can request help with modifying their reservation starting Monday June 22. Reservations for stays in 2021 will begin booking on Wednesday, June 24. Only Guests with a valid theme park ticket or Annual Pass will be able to access the Disney Park Pass reservation system.

Given the current situation, there are some resort hotels and other areas that are not, as of this time, being scheduled for reopening yet. We will continue to evaluate the situation and reopen more locations when the environment is right to do so.

While these plans may evolve, we will be monitoring the constantly changing health environment and its impact on the state of Florida as we find the right time to welcome back even more of our Guests and Cast Members.

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More Information On Disney Parks Reopening

Disney World reopened its theme parks to guests earlier this month — Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened on July 11 and EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopened on July 15 — and things at the theme park look a lot different. Social distancing measures will be put in place, excessive cleanliness, encouragement of mobile orders, plexiglass, and as we previously mentioned, the elimination of character meet and greets. Also being eliminated from the parks are parades and fireworks along with other similar entertainment that draws a crowd, and much more.

Related: How to Enjoy Disney Without Character Meet and Greets, Fireworks, or Parades

There will also be changes to the FastPass+ system and the PhotoPass System along with changes for previously bought tickets including refunds and exchanges.

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