Over 50% of WDW Resort Hotels to Reopen This Year

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In a Bank of America Securities webcast yesterday, Walt Disney Company Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy said that the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida expects to reopen “a little over 50%” of its hotels and resorts by the end of the fiscal year.

According to its website, The Walt Disney Company’s fiscal year ends on October 3, 2020.

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There has been uncertainty regarding the reopening of certain onsite Disney resort hotels, including the popular Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, which will now be closed until Summer 2021 for refurbishment.

At this time, Disney World’s official website states that these Disney Resort hotels are currently accepting new reservations:

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

  • Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort

  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort

  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

  • Disney’s Pop Century Resort

  • Disney’s Riviera Resort

  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

  • Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

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Disney has also announced these reopening dates for hotels that are currently unavailable:

  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa – September 21, 2020

  • Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort – October 14, 2020

  • Disney’s Art of Animation Resort – November 1, 2020

Disney also notes that:

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.

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If you are thinking about booking a stay at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel at this time, be aware that there are numerous health and safety protocols, including keyless room entry and contactless interactions with Cast Members, currently in-place.

Disney is taking steps to protect both Guests and Cast Members as the coronavirus pandemic continues to be a major concern for many travelers.

Are you excited to see over half of Disney World hotels reopening by the end of the fiscal year? 

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