Walt Disney World Now Only Accepting Reservations for July 1st and Later Due to Ongoing Closure

UPDATE: As of 10:30 PM, these changes have been added to the Walt Disney World Resort COVID-19 landing page:

Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney Resort hotels are currently closed and a reopening date has not been identified. For Guests who are interested in modifying their existing travel dates or making a new reservation for a future vacation, reservations are currently available for travel dates July 1 and later. As always, Guests are able to modify these bookings if Walt Disney World Resort opens before or after that time.

As we previously shared, unexpired multi-day theme park tickets with unused days, or date-specific theme park tickets with a valid use period beginning March 12, 2020 through the closure will automatically be extended to use any date through December 15, 2020. If you are unable to visit by December 15, 2020, you may apply the value of a wholly unused ticket toward the purchase of a ticket for a future date.

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 June 30. As a reminder, most reservations can be modified or cancelled online. 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.



Despite the reopening of Disney Springs coming up on May 20, Walt Disney World Resort has now announced that they will only begin accepting reservations for travel dates starting July 1 and later.

The following update has been released internally to travel agents:

Reservation availability

We’ve announced a phased reopening of Disney Springs area at Walt Disney World Resort, starting May 20. As a reminder, the rest of Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks and resort hotels, as well as the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort, are currently closed, and a reopening date has not been identified. For guests who are interested in modifying their existing travel dates or making a new reservation for a future vacation, reservations are currently available for arrival dates July 1, 2020, and later. As always, Guests are able to modify these bookings subject to availability if Walt Disney World or Disneyland theme parks and resort hotels open before or after that time.

Cancellations due to closures

Disney has been regularly notifying Guests whose Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort hotel bookings are being impacted by our temporary closures, letting them know they may modify or cancel their Disney Resort hotel reservations or Walt Disney Travel Company packages. Disney is asking Guests who didn’t book directly with Disney to call their Travel Professional. We expect that this notification process will continue one week at a time, including any potential reservations cancelled in June 2020.

Offers and Tickets

For guests who are interested in modifying their existing travel dates or making a new reservation for a future vacation, reservations are currently available for arrival dates July 1, 2020 and later. At Walt Disney World Resort, guests wishing to make new reservations can save up to 25% on rooms at select Disney Resort hotels for stays most nights through August 31, 2020, when they book through August 31, 2020.

Please know that no new bookings are being taken on the Walt Disney World summer recovery offer. The Florida Resident Discover Disney ticket is no longer available for purchase. For Guests who have this ticket, the usage window has been extended through September 30, 2020.

Walt Disney World Resort remains closed with the exception of select third-party restaurants and retail at Disney Springs scheduled to reopen on May 20. Do note that this new July 1 date is not necessarily indicative of a reopening date for the resort. As of publishing, you can still pull up June vacation dates for bookings at Disney hotels online via My Disney Experience and on the Walt Disney World website, but as mentioned in the release, June vacations may be cancelled moving forward.

For all of the latest Coronavirus-related Disney Parks news throughout the ongoing pandemic, continue to check here.

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Del
Del
3 months ago

Of course. Called DVC and they know nothing about this. Went on Disney.com and you can still book for June 1st. So this is not official. Yet.

Heather
Heather
3 months ago

Just heard from my Travel Agent, so we’re canceling June 23-30th trip and going in February instead. ☹️ Another 8 month wait!

Laura S.
Laura S.
3 months ago

You can’t buy tickets for any time before July 1 either. I checked the WDW site when I saw this article and it took a few hours of the page being down for maintenance. But it loads now with tickets only being available starting July 1.

Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee
3 months ago

What a joke

Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan Lee

Vote my comments down if you want.. it’s still a joke that they’re closed.. this virus was blown way out of proportion and pretty much screwed everyone’s daily life and livelihood

Anthony
Anthony
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan Lee

Tell the people who lost family from this virus that it was a joke. I love Walt Disney World and cannot wait to be back, but it’s not a necessity.

Raxel7851
Raxel7851
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan Lee

Boo Hoo Boo Hoo Jonathan.

John
John
2 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan Lee

Yea, way out of proportion when people are dying….

looking for pixie dust
looking for pixie dust
3 months ago
Reply to  Jonathan Lee

the joke is on all the American people, this fear mongering where 90% are comorbidity and 70%+ over 75 years old if there was no financial gain by the states and hospitals, the numbers would be lower and more fact based.

Kristina
Kristina
2 months ago

I completely agree

Josiah Donaldson
Josiah Donaldson
3 months ago

I just chatted with a Disney agent on their website, and from our conversation it seems that Disney is putting an end to their June booking due to reaching the max capacity for the reopening. This is me reading the tea leaves, but I asked if this could be the case in our conversation, and the agent said it was a good question and a positive observation, but to keep watching the website for updates.

looking for pixie dust
looking for pixie dust
3 months ago

That is what I thought that they were just being cautious and not getting ahead of themselves with crowds…hoping so at least.

Lizzie Beardsley
Lizzie Beardsley
3 months ago

Potentially, Disney world may only be open in June for those with reservations already and potentially/ AP holders to ensure that capacity is low.

Scott
Scott
3 months ago

We’ve given up for this year. July and August are too darned hot in Florida. Also we’re from Louisiana and are unwelcome in Florida.

Florida
Florida
3 months ago
Reply to  Scott

It’s because you Cajuns are always ragin’

looking for pixie dust
looking for pixie dust
3 months ago

Yes, I noticed that too. I think we need to learn to adapt and live with a virus that is not going away anytime soon. We cannot hide from it, as pointed out by Gov Cumo nearly 70% new cases are people staying in not venturing out. I’m now wondering if our September vacation rebooked from May was too optimistic. :(