Shades of Green, the military resort on Walt Disney World Resort property, has again extended its temporary closure due to the continued spread of the coronavirus. In late March, Shades of Green announced they would remain closed through May 15.
That reopening date was, of course, quickly postponed and Shades of Green set a new target reopening date of July 1. They then pushed the reopening back a third time to July 15.
Now, the Disney military resort hotel has announced they will not reopen until August 12, about a month after Disney World theme parks begin their phased reopening on July 11 with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.
The Shades of Green: A Walt Disney World Resort website has been updated today to reflect the extended temporary closure.
The COVID-19 travel alert reads:
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic in the state of Florida, Shades of Green will remain closed until August 12th, 2020. If you currently have a reservation you will be receiving an email from our Reservations Team. Thank you for patience in this matter. Please stay safe and healthy.
The Shades of Green team also made a statement regarding their new August reopening date, saying:
“The safety of our guests and staff is our primary concern at AFRC Resorts. Shades of Green will temporarily remain closed through August 11th, 2020 to ensure the health and well-being of service members and their families.” “Shades of Green will continue to accept reservations for new arrivals beginning August 12th, 2020. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will make a determination to reopen when it is safe for our guests and staff.”
If you currently have a Shades of Green room reservation and a Walt Disney World theme park or water park ticket, your admission to the parks will not be impacted by the Orlando military hotel’s continued closure.
Guests can call Shades of Green at (888) 593-2242 to discuss being moved to an overflow Disney resort hotel.
Shades of Green is one of five Armed Forces Recreation Centers within the U.S. military’s Morale, Welfare, and Recreation program. Other properties include the Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu, Hawai’i and the Dragon Hill Lodge in Seoul, Korea.
What are your thoughts on the Shades of Green closure update? Do you think it’s a good idea for the Disney military resort to stay closed into August?