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Walt Disney World Resort Reopening
Information and Updates

This is your one-stop shop for all the details regarding the phased reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort.

All the Disney World theme parks closed to guests March 16, 2020. Disney Springs closed all of the Disney-owned shops and restaurants on March 17, 2020, and the Disney Resort hotels quickly followed suit by closing on March 20, 2020.

Disney Springs began a phased reopening on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

Walt Disney World's plan for a phased reopening of its theme parks and select Resort hotels was presented May 27th during the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting and was signed off by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on May 29th.

Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are both reopening on July 11, 2020.

EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios are both reopening on July 15, 2020.

New ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel reservations have been temporarily suspended so the focus can remain on guests with existing tickets and reservations (Disney Vacation Club members can still make new reservations).

Guests with partially used multi-day tickets or date-specific tickets purchased prior to June 6, 2020 (with a use period starting March 12, 2020 or later), will have the expiration date on those tickets extended to September 26, 2021. If guests are unable to use a ticket by September 26, 2021, the value of a wholly unused ticket can be applied toward the purchase of a ticket for a future date.

Theme park reservations will be required once the parks reopen. Attendance will be limited due to capacity limitations, and will be subject to availability. Initially, park attendance will be managed through a new park reservation system. In order to enter a theme park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date will be required.

Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make reservation requests in phases before new tickets are sold. Disney has stated that it may be difficult for Annual Passholders to get park reservations to visit on certain dates during the period of time where capacity is limited. The total reservation days that can be held by an Annual Passholder at one time will be limited to somewhat ease reservations.

In preparation for the new theme parks reservation system, all dining reservations, FastPass+ selections, Resort hotel and package reservations are being cancelled. Also, the Advance Dining Reservation system is switching from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window in order to allow guests to make plans closer to their visits.

Updates will be added to this page over the coming weeks as they are announced in preparation for the launch of this park reservation system. Here’s some important information to help you plan ahead:



When Disney Springs reopened, they did so with "enhanced health and safety measures" being of utmost importance, however, guests will still assume all risk with regards to their exposure to the highly contagious Coronavirus.

Below is the additional Coronavirus-related statement that appears on the official Walt Disney World website as well as in the My Disney Experience app:

We have taken enhanced health and safety measures – for you, our other guests, and cast members. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting Walt Disney World Resort.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Walt Disney World Resort, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

All of the up-to-date information we have on the reopening of Walt Disney World is located below in the following sections:

Disney Springs

A phased reopening of Disney Springs began on May 20, 2020.

The hours of operation for Disney Springs are currently 10am to 7pm (subject to change at any time without notice).

During the first phase of reopening Disney Springs, guests are being directed to park in either the Lime or Orange garage. Surface lots will remain closed, and guests will only be able to access Disney Springs via the following four locations: the Orange and Lime garages, the Hotel Plaza Boulevard pedestrian bridge, and the rideshare location.

Due to capacity restrictions at Disney Springs, once the parking garages are full, guests will no longer be able to park and visit Disney Springs; this includes guests who have a booked Advance Dining Reservations. If a guest is not able to make their reservation because Disney Springs is closed due to capacity, the dining guarantee charge will be waived.

The following safety measures and regulations are in place for guests, cast members, and third-party employees wishing to visit Disney Springs:

During the initial phase of reopening, guests will be subject to a no-touch temperature screening in the following locations: the exits located on the second floor of both the Orange and Lime parking garages, the Marketplace entrance (located near the pedestrian bridge), and the rideshare drop off location. Guests who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be directed to an alternate location for rescreening. Guests with temperatures above 100.4, along with their party members, will not be allowed to enter Disney Springs. Cast members and employees will be asked to complete a health screening and temperature check at home before coming to work.

All guests ages 2 years old and older must bring their own face covering and wear it at all times, except when dining. The same rule applies to cast members and third-party employees.

Physical barriers are located in certain places to allow for physical distancing. Disney recommends that all guests use cashless or contactless payment options at this time.

As Disney Springs begins to reopen with a limited number of shopping and dining locations, more of the Disney-owned shops and restaurants, including World of Disney, D-Luxe Burger (mobile order) and the Marketplace Co-Op will slowly reopen their doors in the days and weeks ahead.

The following Disney Springs restaurants are now open:


The following Disney Springs restaurants will reopen on June 10th:

The following Disney Springs retail locations are now open:



Magic Kingdom

The phased reopening date for Magic Kingdom is July 11, 2020.

It's important to know that there will be a reservation system in place in order to enter the theme park. Guest protective measures will include the wearing of face coverings by cast members and guests while on Disney property – mask-free "relaxation zones" will be located in select areas. Hand-washing and sanitizing stations with clear signage will be located throughout the parks as well. Plexiglass will be installed at points of sale in retail shops and in food and beverage locations as well. Guest temperature checks will be conducted at the main entrance of the theme park.

Parades, fireworks, and other events that draw a crowd will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, Disney is temporarily pausing character meet and greets, but characters will still be visible in the theme park. Additionally, FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended up the opening of the theme parks as will Character Dining.

The theme parks will be operated with "controlled guest density" and at reduced capacity – as will restaurants, stores, attractions, buses, monorails, and other Disney transportation.

There will be "Social Distance Squads" located all around Walt Disney World to help promote social distancing.

EPCOT

The phased reopening date for EPCOT is July 15, 2020.

It's important to know that there will be a reservation system in place in order to enter the theme park. Guest protective measures will include the wearing of face coverings by cast members and guests while on Disney property, hand-washing and sanitizing stations along with clear signage. Plexiglass will be installed at points of sale in retail shops and in food and beverage locations as well. Guest temperature checks will be conducted at the main entrance of the theme park.

Parades, fireworks, and other events that draw a crowd will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, Disney is temporarily pausing character meet and greets, but characters will still be visible in the theme park. Additionally, FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended up the opening of the theme parks as will Character Dining.

The theme parks will be operated with "controlled guest density" and at reduced capacity – as will restaurants, stores, attractions, buses, monorails, and other Disney transportation.

There will be "Social Distance Squads" located all around Walt Disney World to help promote social distancing.



Disney's Hollywood Studios

The phased reopening date for Disney's Hollywood Studios is July 15, 2020.

It's important to know that there will be a reservation system in place in order to enter the theme park. Guest protective measures will include the wearing of face coverings by cast members and guests while on Disney property – mask-free "relaxation zones" will be located in select areas. Hand-washing and sanitizing stations with clear signage will be located throughout the parks as well. Plexiglass will be installed at points of sale in retail shops and in food and beverage locations as well. Guest temperature checks will be conducted at the main entrance of the theme park.

Parades, fireworks, and other events that draw a crowd will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, Disney is temporarily pausing character meet and greets, but characters will still be visible in the theme park. Additionally, FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended up the opening of the theme parks as will Character Dining.

The theme parks will be operated with "controlled guest density" and at reduced capacity – as will restaurants, stores, attractions, buses, monorails, and other Disney transportation.

There will be "Social Distance Squads" located all around Walt Disney World to help promote social distancing.

Disney's Animal Kingdom

The phased reopening date for Disney's Animal Kingdom is July 11, 2020.

It's important to know that there will be a reservation system in place in order to enter the theme park. Guest protective measures will include the wearing of face coverings by cast members and guests while on Disney property – mask-free "relaxation zones" will be located in select areas. Hand-washing and sanitizing stations with clear signage will be located throughout the parks as well. Plexiglass will be installed at points of sale in retail shops and in food and beverage locations as well. Guest temperature checks will be conducted at the main entrance of the theme park.

Parades, fireworks, and other events that draw a crowd will be temporarily suspended. Additionally, Disney is temporarily pausing character meet and greets, but characters will still be visible in the theme park. Additionally, FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended up the opening of the theme parks as will Character Dining.

The theme parks will be operated with "controlled guest density" and at reduced capacity – as will restaurants, stores, attractions, buses, monorails, and other Disney transportation.

There will be "Social Distance Squads" located all around Walt Disney World to help promote social distancing.



Disney Water Parks

Check back for reopening details and information on Disney's Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon.

Disney Resort Hotels

DVC Resorts, as well as Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, will reopen to members and their guests beginning on June 22nd. Disney's Vero Beach Resort and Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort will reopen to members and guests beginning June 15th.

Guests will be required to wear face coverings both in theme parks and in the resort common areas.

Disney Transportation

Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences, transportation, and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing.


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