Walt Disney World Resort Cancelling Reservations Through June 8 Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Closure
As the COVID-19 situation continues to change, a re-opening date for most parks is still unknown with the exception of Shanghai Disneyland, which reopened on May 11. As a result, many lingering resort reservations and vacation packages are slowly being cancelled. Latest reports indicated cancellations up to May 31, but now Disney has issued an official email notification indicating that reservations through June 8 are also being cancelled.
Walt Disney World Resort guests with resort hotel bookings during the week of May 31 – June 6, 2020 are receiving notifications that their stays will be impacted by temporary closures, and they may modify or cancel their Disney Resort hotel reservations or Walt Disney Travel Company packages. A guest with a vacation starting on June 8 running through June 14 has also informed us of having received a cancellation notice. Guests who didn’t book directly with Disney should contact their Travel Professional.
Walt Disney World recently announced that it would only begin accepting reservations for dining and resorts for travel dates starting July 1 and later. However, that is not necessarily indicative of a reopening date for the resort, as has been reiterated by parks officials. Cancellations may continue to occur on a week-by-week basis as the extended closure continues.