Disney World Extends Flexible Cancellation Policy

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Walt Disney World has just made several different updates to its website, including releasing Disney World Resort discounts (for both Annual Passholders and non-Annual Passholders) as well as updating its “Book With Confidence” policy.

The “Book With Confidence” policy allows Guests to book Disney World vacations and then, if they please, change or modify their trip at any time without facing any fees. Initially, the policy was extended for Guests with arrival dates through December 31, 2020, now Disney is extending it to April 30, 2021! The Walt Disney World website reads:

Enjoy added peace of mind when you book your next Disney vacation! If your plans change, any Disney-imposed change and cancellation fees will be waived up to the date of check-in for reservations with arrivals through April 30, 2021. Learn more about this flexible policy.

Explore important updates to the Disney Resort hotel experience, including the proposed phased re-opening schedule.

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If you aren’t familiar with the “Book With Confidence” policy, it is Disney’s way of allowing Guests to book their vacation with the peace of mind thanks to its flexible cancellation policy.  The official website reads:

Modifications, Cancellations and Refunds

Book with Confidence
Enjoy peace of mind when you book your next stay—with a flexible cancellation policy for arrivals through April 30, 2021.

Ready to plan your next stay? Check availability at Disney Resort hotels.

We understand how much excitement, thought and time goes into planning your visits to Walt Disney World Resort. Please know we will be here to help you, as our Cast remains focused on delivering magical experiences and incredible storytelling for everyone who visits.

During this unprecedented period, some of our policies and offerings have been modified: 

Guests in the United States and Canada Who Booked with Disney Destinations, LLC or The Walt Disney Travel Company, Inc.

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Rooms and Packages

To provide additional flexibility, we are waiving Disney-imposed change and cancellation fees up to the date of check-in for reservations with arrivals through December 31, 2020. If Guests need further assistance, they can reach us at the Disney Reservation Center through our online chat feature or by calling our reservation line

Please note that cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, including airlines and rental cars, as well as non-refundable products like travel protection plans, are deducted from refundable amounts for Walt Disney Travel Company packages. 

If you did not book through Disney directly, please contact your travel professional. 

Disney Vacation Club Reservations
If you booked through Disney Vacation Club, please visit disneyvacationclub.com or call Member Services at (800) 800-9800 for information and assistance with your reservation.

Group Reservations
If you’re coming to Walt Disney World Resort as part of a meeting, convention, youth program, wedding or other group or celebration, and you have questions about your plans during the closure period, please consult with the organizer of your group or event. 

Guests in Latin America Who Booked with Disney Vacations, LLC
Explore Updates and Important details around Cancellations and Refunds.

For Guests in UK, Ireland, and EU who booked with The Walt Disney Company Limited trading as Walt Disney Travel Company International
Explore Updates and Important details around Modifications, Cancellations, and Refunds.

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Credit: Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort Hotel

Remember, if you are visiting Disney World, you will need to book Disney Park Pass reservations if you plan on checking out the theme parks as well. For more information on Disney Park Pass reservations, visit our website here.

And, of course, with the reopening Disney implemented several changes to the resort including face covering requirements, social distancing measures, increase hand sanitization stations, contactless payment, and more. For a full guide on the Disney World reopening, visit our website here.

Will you be visiting Walt Disney World in early 2021? Let us know in the comments below.

If you are looking to plan your next Walt Disney World vacation but need some help, don’t forget to contact the expert Disney Vacation Planners at Academy Travel to help you put together your dream trip. Get in touch for a free quote today!

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