All Disney World Hotels Have a Reopening Date For First Time Since Pandemic Closure

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Walt Disney World Resort’s four theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — and the rest of the Resort began a phased reopening process in July 2020 following a four-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It has taken a year for Disney to reopen the hotels, or at least announce a reopening date for each and every hotel they operate at Walt Disney World. But now there is an opening date for each hotel at Disney World! This is great news as fans are on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the Walt Disney World Resort that will begin on October 1, who now have more options to choose from when booking their stay.

Related: Disney World 50th to Last Until 2023 (And That’s a Good Thing)

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Disney announced the reopening dates for Port Orleans, both French Quarter and Riverside, as well as the opening dates for Disney’s All-Star Sport, and Music Resorts. This was the last puzzle piece in a long reopening process for the Disney Hotels at Walt Disney World. You can read more about these reopenings here.

Disney’s All-Star Music Resort for arrivals beginning Sept. 16
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside for arrivals beginning Oct. 14
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter for arrivals beginning Oct. 28
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort for arrivals beginning Dec. 9

Additionally, we know that Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will be reopening to Guests on July 19 with refreshed rooms themed to Moana. Previously the Resort was only available to Disney Vacation Club Members in the DVC rooms, now it is time for those rooms to be renovated and any DVC member who has a stay booked beyond July 19 will be moved into a newly renovated Guest room for their stay.

Related: Photos Show Ongoing Construction at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge as well as the Jambo House Villas will also be reopening on August 26, according to the official Disney World website.

You are now able to book a room at any of the hotels that have opening dates scheduled, and we recommend using the expertise of our friends at Academy Travel to do so.

Related: What Disney Fans Think of Polynesian Resort’s New ‘Moana’ Theme

Walt Disney World will begin celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Resort with Guests on October 1. These celebrations will last a total of 18 months and we anticipate that the celebration will draw in huge crowds. If you are planning on visiting do not delay in booking not only your hotel stay but also your grab your theme park tickets and Park Pass Reservations. 

Animal Kingdom Lodge
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Over at the Disneyland Resort, all three of its hotels are currently open for Guests to enjoy. Similar to Walt Disney World, Disneyland only reopened the Grand Californian for Disney Vacation Club members initially. Now the Grand Californian, the Disneyland Hotel, and Disney’s Paradise Pier are all open.

Some experiences may be modified during your stay, click here for more information.

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What hotel will you be staying at for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments!

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