August 2021 - will I be going ?

JordanClark9

Earning My Ears
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Jun 1, 2018
My original trip was booked for October 2020. It got cancelled June 2020 and rebooked for August 2021….who knew we’d still be in this position 14 months later.

if it wasn’t already booked I wouldn’t be even contemplating going anywhere this year, but I really don’t want to have to rearrange it again. We bought all our park tickets (disney, universal etc) 2 months before the world went crazy….and the dates on those have only been extended to the end of this year. We wouldn’t be able to rebook for this year….😭 it’s just a nightmare of uncertainty for everyone!

Me and my partner are fully vaccinated, his kids aren’t as they under 18/under 10.
We're in the same position as you. I've seen some folks mentioning that you can contact Disney and they will extend your tickets into the next year so long as you cover the difference between the new ticket price. Haven't looked into it myself yet but had this saved in the back of my head just in case. Anybody else have any info on this? Only if tickets are purchased directly from Disney or would they extend any valid Disney ticket?
 

Karandak

Earning My Ears
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Jun 9, 2021
We booked them all through a third party website - I’m sure we’d just have to pay the difference for another year’s tickets.
Along with the extra money for the flights and discovery cove we’ve already paid from moving it from last year!

I still have a very faint glimmer of hope somewhere that I won’t have to sort that though! 😬🤞🏻
 

Ruttangel

Astrophysicist
Joined
Jun 21, 2013
We booked them all through a third party website - I’m sure we’d just have to pay the difference for another year’s tickets.
Along with the extra money for the flights and discovery cove we’ve already paid from moving it from last year!

I still have a very faint glimmer of hope somewhere that I won’t have to sort that though! 😬🤞🏻
My tickets expire 30th Sep this year but attractiontickets said I could cancel them by 1st August to get them swapped to next year. Don't even need to send them back, just send a photo of chopped up tickets.
Good luck
 

bex7583

DIS Veteran
Joined
Feb 29, 2012
I have cancelled our trip late July / aug 😭 the suddenness of the Portugal thing really put us off. I doubt we could afford to pay a premium to rebook flights home at short notice and neither can we afford keep our business closed and quarantine. We had already pushed it booking an extended stay as it's likely our last big family trip before the teen starts wanting to go on holiday with mates etc😭😭 hoping maybe a Xmas reschedule is possible but that would mean 2 week off school for youngest 😡

Anyway
I've long given up any belief that the government have a ce doing when it comes to managing travel during COVID. They've done some things right, but certainly not this.

This is a bit tongue in cheek, but bear with me...

The problem with the spend money at home argument is there are 730,000 hotel rooms (2011 data, the number will have gone up a bit) in the UK, but 11.5 million school kids. That means everyone can take a two and a half night break during the six week summer holiday (rounding out on the basis that although many families have more than one child, they'll also need more than one room). You'd also have to ban travel by anyone who doesn't have a kid in school. My thoughts and prayers to whoever gets the Travelodge between the pig farm and the cement works on the side of the A19...
It's so annoying and I can't imagine they are going to relax the school attendance rules/ fines so we can holiday in the UK. As you say options this summer are hugely limited already in the u.k! I suppose they will argue the kids have just had 18 month off school, how can the possibly take any more time off for a holiday.

People have stuff that was pre-booked even before covid existed, plus all the people trying to reschedule cancelled trips, business juggling staff annual leaves that will be all over the place!

We have paid almost £100 a night for a tent pitch in Cornwall ( and that's still taking 3 days off school ) . Our accomodation in Florida averaged £60ish 😭
 

Karandak

Earning My Ears
Joined
Jun 9, 2021
My tickets expire 30th Sep this year but attractiontickets said I could cancel them by 1st August to get them swapped to next year. Don't even need to send them back, just send a photo of chopped up tickets.
Good luck
That’s promising as that’s who we booked the tickets through.
Thanks for that info, I’ll bear it in mind.
 

Plague

Frozen II Fan
Joined
Jun 14, 2020
there are 730,000 hotel rooms
I should think that other accommodations like self-catering would far exceed those numbers. And there won't be any/many foreign visitors.
Possibly not enough for all but a lot of people will likely just stay home (try buying garden furniture, etc, just now) and take day trips to the beach/zoo/whatever.
And people without kids generally avoid the school holidays anyway :)

Let's be realistic - despite our vaccinations we are still deep in an international health crisis with new variants popping up at intervals. Going abroad for fun is a privilege and a risk, not a right. I'm afraid I have no time for those who rushed off to Portugal and are now complaining about the goalposts moving - we were warned they were on wheels.
 

Tony

Mouseketeer
Joined
Apr 28, 2005
I should think that other accommodations like self-catering would far exceed those numbers. And there won't be any/many foreign visitors.
Possibly not enough for all but a lot of people will likely just stay home (try buying garden furniture, etc, just now) and take day trips to the beach/zoo/whatever.
And people without kids generally avoid the school holidays anyway :)

Let's be realistic - despite our vaccinations we are still deep in an international health crisis with new variants popping up at intervals. Going abroad for fun is a privilege and a risk, not a right. I'm afraid I have no time for those who rushed off to Portugal and are now complaining about the goalposts moving - we were warned they were on wheels.
My apologies if you missed my very clear comment that my post was tongue in cheek...
 
  • mousefan73

    Germans are faster at dubbing
    Joined
    May 9, 2012
    I work in the travel industry and I learned the following today at work. Keep in mind nothing is guaranteed, Things have been “promised” before and failed. The issue of borders opening and transatlantic reciprocation is a highly anticipated topic at the G7 but the latest is this is not anyone’s top focus right now. Germany will most likely open its borders to third countries, basically non EU countries like US/CA. Around July 1st. Full vaccination will be a requirement. Other EU countries will most likely follow the same concept and timeline.

    Concerning the US the Biden admin has work in committees dealing with this topic And the word is he wants to first reach his 70% goal by July 4. That is the focused first before borders reopen. Which my in opinion Could possibly lead to some further setback because if we all look at the daily vaccination rate right now especially in certain states the US will not reach that goal by then , if ever.

    So my plan is to come back to this post around July 1 and see if our sources are correct.One would think that decisions like this or policy would be reciprocated and agreed-upon from all parties. But if you look at how Covid went globally the past year and a half each country is for their own only.
     

    PaulaSB12

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 7, 2005
    I don't see any reason for USA not to be on the UK green list by August if not earlier as vaccination numbers are very similar, but the final hurdle will be USA allowing travel into the country. I have my fingers crossed for myself for September and don't see why this wouldn't be in place by August. Just have to sit tight and wait for news I guess.
    there is a very big reason for it not to be on the green list. The government wants uk money to be spent here not elsewhere
     
  • Thegoatfeeder

    Main thing WDW Needs? More Muppets!
    Joined
    Dec 18, 2019
    I asked Simon Calder (travel journalist) on a live chat thing yesterday, desperate I know, and he basically said August was 50/50 and impossible to predict.

    I'm not getting any hopes up whatsoever, but like a post above, my tickets expire at the end of September!
     

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