UPDATE: Walt Disney World Officially Retracts July 11 Reopening Date for Resort Hotels

While no mention of resort hotels was made during yesterday’s reopening presentation, the Walt Disney World website displayed an update that specifically included resort hotels as part of the July 11 reopening date:

This update has since been modified to remove wording about Disney Resort hotels:

Now, Disney has confirmed with the media that the inclusion of Disney Resort hotels was done in error, and that there is currently no reopening date for non-DVC properties:

Disney Vacation Club resorts at Walt Disney World will reopen to members and guests on June 22, in addition to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Disney Vacation Club resorts in Vero Beach, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina will also reopen to members and guests starting on June 15. 

Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, and other offerings may be modified, limited in capacity, and subject to availability or closure. Plans to support required physical distancing as well as enhanced cleaning measures, along with a number of other safety and cleanliness protocols, will be implemented as part of this planned phased reopening. 

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Robert
Robert
2 months ago

Typical, Ebeneezer Chapek is squeezing as much money as he can, so here come the fees for having to park our own cars. And rental cars are damned expensive to begin with. Now they don’t even have to pay as many cast members since they won’t need the transportation employees to work.

Christine Brown
Christine Brown
2 months ago

What if you are a dvc member with scheduled vacation but didnt purchase park tickets. We wanted to but by the time we were able too covid 19 closed parks. Will we be able to get park tickets during our scheduled visit.

Jay
Jay
2 months ago

Christine– Do not leave home without tickets already purchased. Call DVC immediately, and after confirming your DVC reservation, ask for help buying tickets for your scheduled trip; they will know if DVC members with existing reservations can bypass the ticket sale pause (not clear to me), or exactly how to go about being at the front of the queue for ticket sales when they are unpaused.

lies
lies
2 months ago

They said they were Begining with the parks july 11th, they did not retract a july 11th date for hotels. people cannot read.

Tom Corless
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  lies

The screenshot above from the WDW website literally says it and we showed you the altered version. Maybe you didn’t read.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  lies

Just called Disney, as of today (6/15/20) the only resorts to reopen in July are the DVC properties and the Wilderness campgrounds. Everything else is closed for the foreseeable future. People with existing reservations cannot rebook.

looking for pixie dust
looking for pixie dust
2 months ago

What an absolute mess and debacle this roll out is!

I may be hanging up my Mickey ears with this disaster. :(

Eric
Eric
2 months ago

Walt Disney World, where vacations go to be ruined.

Universal here we come!

George
George
2 months ago
Reply to  Eric

Don’t cut off your ears to spite your face. Mickey has a lot of masters (County & State officials). If they don’t get this right and then there are news stories about how guests are getting infected after they visited that magical place, they’ll be shut them back down. Yes, we’re all suffering in more ways than one, however, I’m comfortable with waiting until they can hopefully provide a safest solution possible. Don’t forget, Florida and most other states are still reporting more infections and deaths everyday. It will take just a little longer until we can put our ears… Read more »

Jack
Jack
1 month ago
Reply to  George

Universal Orlando Resort is opening including dining, hotels, and express passes — so Disney cannot blame anyone else fo their decision to close all restaurants, cancel all fast passes, and close all non DVC resorts for the foreseeable future.

Ariana
Ariana
2 months ago
Reply to  Eric

You say that like it’s a negative. No big loss, bye.

Micki
2 months ago

Everyone needs to stop planning vacations, for now. I was at wdw last June and the construction was unbelievable! The parks never looked so bad. I live in Florida about an hour away from the parks. So I’ve been to the parks throughout my life many times. I was there opening day at Epcot I was also there opening day at Hollywood Studios etc. Looking back on my trip, I remember the removal of stones at Epcot, the installation of the gondolas, and the fact that every entrance to every park was under construction. The rides were not being maintained,… Read more »

Disney mom
Disney mom
2 months ago

How do we make our concerns known about their decision?

Jen
Jen
2 months ago

We have a reservation for right after the parks open, at a DVC property and as a DVC member, several throughout the fall. The lack of information regarding the reservation system is a problem, we have no idea if we will even be able to get in on the days we have our vacation for. It would be nice if they could explain the system prior to opening so everyone can understand how it works.