One Disney World Resort Reopens, Others Still Closed Indefinitely

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Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge

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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.

Today, Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort reopened, but there are many Walt Disney World Resorts that still do not have a reopening date. What hotels are still in limbo and will these resorts open before the much anticipated 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World?

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Disney's All-Star Resort
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It is important to note that Disney World’s hotels, theme parks, and water parks are still not yet back at full operating power. Currently, Disney has all four theme parks and one of two water parks operational — however, these properties are operating at limited capacity with a number of health and safety protocols in place.

Numerous hotels, though, do not have official reopening dates at this time.

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Here is a list of the Disney World Resort hotels that still do not have reopening dates scheduled:

  • Disney’s All-Star Sports
  • Disney’s All-Star Music
  • Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House — The Disney Vacation Club Villas have reopened to DVC members.
  • Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter
  • Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside
  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn — The Disney Vacation Club Villas have reopened to DVC members.

Is your favorite on the list?

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There are also Disney World Resort hotels that are not reopened, but have reopening dates scheduled:

  • Disney’s Beach Club Resort – May 30 — The Disney Vacation Club Villas have reopened to DVC members.
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – June 6 — The Disney Vacation Club Villas have reopened to DVC Members
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Summer 2021 — The Disney Vacation Club Villas have reopened to DVC members.

Remember that certain hotels that contain Disney Vacation Club Villas may have reopened for Disney Vacation Club members, but not for all Disney Guests.

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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. So, it is possible that some of the Resorts that have not yet been given reopening dates will get one before the celebration is over.

DISNEY’S WILDERNESS LODGE
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While we wait for Disney to confirm reopening dates for the rest of the Resorts at Disney World, Disneyland Resort is also scheduled to begin its phased reopening process on April 30 — and two of the Resort’s three hotels do not have reopening dates at this time.

Currently, at Disneyland, only Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will be reopening to Disney Vacation Club members on May 2nd, and to Guests on April 29, you can read more details on the reopening of hotels at Disneyland here. 

Disneyland’s other hotel resorts, Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, still do not have reopening dates set.

Disneyland Hotel Sign
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We will continue to update you with news as soon as Disney announces more reopening dates for hotels across their resorts!

Is your favorite Disney Resort hotel already scheduled to be open for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments!

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