Disney World Delays Reopening of Several Resorts

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Walt Disney World Resort has just announced a delay in the reopening of several different hotels on property.

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 with the rest of the resorts on property having different reopening dates.

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However, Disney World has just released new information including the delay of two different hotels on property. Both the Polynesian and Art of Animation have been delayed from August 12 due to the current environment. The Disney Resort hotel, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will now reopen on October 4 while Disney’s Art of Animation’s reopening date has been pushed to November 1.

In addition, both Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn will now remain closed until further notice.

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)
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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.

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.

Boardwalk Resort
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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.

If you are looking for more information on the reopening of Walt Disney World Resorts, check out our article here.

Related: Disney Officially Closes Two Attractions, One Nighttime Show

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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 have been put in place, excessive cleanliness, encouragement of mobile orders, plexiglass, and as we previously mentioned, the elimination of character meet and greets. Also 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 have also been changes to the FastPass+ system and the PhotoPass System along with changes for previously bought tickets including refunds and exchanges.

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