Disney Parks and Resorts Reopening Updates (News Only)

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Feb 20, 2013
Walt Disney World Confirms It Will Present a Phased Theme Park Reopening Plan on May 27


Universal Studios Orlando, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay reopen to the public on June 5th.

Universal Orlando Resort Officially Confirms that All Three Parks Will Reopen to Guests on June 5

SeaWorld is now open

SeaWorld Orlando Plans to Reopen on June 11 with Enhanced Safety Measures

Walt Disney World's reopening will start July 11th

Walt Disney World Proposed Plan.pdf

UPDATE: Mayor has Approved WDW's Reopening Plan; Now Goes to Governor for Approval
Walt Disney World Presents Proposal to Reopen Parks Beginning July 11th

Disney CEO Bob Chapek Addresses Reopening of WDW: The World is Ready to Get Back to Some Magic

DVC Fan: WDW DVC Resorts Opening June 22 - Vero Beach and Hilton Head June 15

Disney is canceling all dining, and fastpass reservations as well as any dining plans guests may have.

Walt Disney World Reveals Significantly Shortened Theme Park Operating Hours for Reopening

New Reopening Guidelines for Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests

New Disney World Dining Modifications Announced; Character Dining Only at Riviera Resort

What we know:

  • In-park dining will require valid park admission, a park reservation and a dining reservation. Dining reservations do no guarantee a park reservation.
  • Online resort check-in is strongly recommended
  • Face coverings for ages 2 and up are required
  • Disney asks face coverings have ear loops or ties
  • Theme parks will require a park reservation to enter
  • Disney resort hotel guests are not guaranteed theme park reservations
  • Cashless or contactless forms of payment are strongly recommended
  • Disney is encouraging use of chat features and other forms of communication with cast rather than in person interaction
  • Housekeeping
    • High-touch areas like TV remotes, and door handles, housekeeping tools, and floors will be steam cleaned between each guests stay.
    • Extra linens and towels wrapped in single use packaging
    • Individually wrapped glassware
    • Double cased pillows
    • Light cleaning service every other day will include; removal of trash, new towels, wiping of surfaces, and vacuuming
    • Guests can decline every other day services
  • Disney's Magical Express service will operate
  • Resort Airline Check-In may be unavailable
  • Fastpass+ service is suspended
  • Extra Magic Hours are suspended
  • Before theme parks reopen bus service will be available to Disney Springs
  • Theme park transportation will be available when the parks reopen
  • Minnie Van service will not be available
  • Valet will be unavailable
  • Bell services will deliver luggage to rooms but not escort guests
  • Club-level services will be temporarily unavailable
  • Deliveries will only be made to occupied rooms
  • In-room celebrations will not be available
  • Dry-cleaning and laundry services will be unavailable
  • Shipping services will be unavailable
  • Character dining will not be available
  • Topolino's Terrace will offer a modified character experience
  • Garden Grill will offer a modified character experience
  • Select dining locations will be available at Disney resort hotels
  • Pools
    • Feature pools may operate with reduced hours
    • Leisure pools will be open 24 hours a day
    • Pools will operate with reduced capacity
    • Select poolside activities may be available
    • Stormalong Bay at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club resorts will not be available during initial opening
    • Beach Club guests will be able to use the Boardwalk main pool due to Stormalong Bay being unavailable until August 24th.
  • Fitness Centers
    • Fitness centers will be open with guidelines and may have reduced hours
    • Instructor led classes will not be available
    • Sports courts will be open
    • Activity schedules will vary
  • Swan and Dolphin will be closed until further notice
  • MLS will restart at Walt Disney World and stay at the Swan and Dolphin resorts
  • Magicband orders including premium bands have resumed
  • Disney is urging guests to make sure valid tickets are linked to their My Disney Experience accounts
  • Park reservation system said to be in place for quite a while
  • Guests with reservations can begin modifying their resort stays June 22nd
  • 2021 Packages will open June 24th, 2020
  • Disney Photopass will not handle guests devices
  • Photo props will be thoroughly cleaned between guests
  • Photographers will keep as much distance as possible
Disney's Theme Park Reservation System
  • Opens June 22nd for Resort hotel guests
  • June 26th for Annual Passholders
  • June 28th for new tickets and other non-hotel linked tickets
  • NO PARK HOPPING during initial opening period
  • Complimentary magicband distribution is being discontinued Jan. 1st. 2021
  • New packages for 2021 are now open
  • Later this summer Disney will reopen ticket and resort reservations for 2020 based on availability
  • Swan and Dolphin will be included in on site hotels

DCL Fan: Disney Cruise Line Cancels Remaining European Sailings Through October 2, 2020

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Extends Temporary Closure Until July 29

UPDATE: Walt Disney World Calls Back Additional Food and Beverage Workers

Disneyland Resort Announces Plan for Reopening Theme Parks, Hotels, and Downtown Disney in July

Josh D'Amaro, Chairman of Disney Parks, Shares Message of Hope and Optimism

MLS is Back Tournament Coming to Walt Disney World July 8th

Update to Disney Annual Passholder Calendar Reflects Reservation Requirement

Disney Releases Reopening/Booking Dates for Select Non-DVC Walt Disney World Resorts

WDPRD Availability Calendar


Complete List of Walt Disney World Dining Locations for Initial Reopening Released

Hours & Parking Details Released for July 9 Opening of Downtown Disney District at Disneyland

Advance Dining Reservations Now Available to All Guests

Disneyland Resort Confirms That Oogie Boogie Bash Will Not Happen in 2020

Mobile Dine Walk-Up Waitlist Now Available at Select Walt Disney World Table Service Restaurants

Disneyland Shares Look at First Steel for Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway, Delayed to 2023

Monorail Service to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort to be Suspended Beginning Early Oct

Reopening of Disney's Polynesian Village Resort Delayed Until Summer 2021

Disney Hotel Opening Dates

  • June 22nd - ALL DVC Resorts (Except Jambo House)
  • July 10th - Jambo House DVC, Contemporary, and Pop Century
  • July 29th - Caribbean Beach
  • August 24th - Yacht Club
  • September 21st - Grand Floridian
  • October 14th - Coronado Springs
  • November 1st - Art of Animation
  • February 9th, 2021 - All Star Movies
  • No Dates - POR, POFQ, Wilderness Lodge, AKL, Beach Club, Boardwalk, All-Star Sports, All-Star Music.
  • Summer 2021 - Polynesian

Dining, Bars and shopping

Animal Kingdom Park (Now Open)

  • Africa Hub Cart
  • African Heritage Wood Carving
  • Baby Care
  • Chester and Hester's Dinosaur Treasures
  • Discovery Trading Company
  • Garden Gate Gifts and Strollers
  • Kilimanjaro Safaris Cart
  • Mandala Gifts
  • Mombasa Marketplace
  • Out of the Wild
  • Serka Zong Bazaar
  • The Dino Institute Shop
  • Windtraders
  • Anandapur Ice Cream Truck
  • Creature Comforts
  • Dawa Bar
  • Dino-Bite Snacks
  • Flame Tree Barbecue
  • Harambe Fruit Market
  • Isle of Java
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Mr. Kamal’s
  • Nomad Lounge
  • Pongu Pongu
  • Rainforest Cafe at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
  • Restaurantosaurus
  • Satu’li Canteen
  • Tamu Tamu Refreshments
  • Thirsty River Bar & Trek Snacks
  • Tiffins Restaurant
  • Trilo-Bites
  • Yak & Yeti™ Local Food Cafes
  • Yak & Yeti™ Restaurant

Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Kidani Village Bars - Open
  • Sanaa - Open
  • Abracadabar - Open
  • Resort Bars - Open
  • Trattoria Al Forna (no characters) - Open
  • Pizza Window - Open
  • Boardwalk Bakery - Open
  • Pool Bars - Open
  • Bay Lake Tower Bars - Open
  • The Wave - Open
  • The Wave Lounge - Open
  • Contempo Cafe - Open
  • Cove Bar - Open
Disney Springs
  • Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar - Open
  • City Works - Open
  • 4 Rivers Food Truck - Open
  • Boathouse - Open
  • Polite Pig - Open
  • Morimoto Asia - Open
  • STK - Open
  • Wine Bar George - Open
  • Chicken Guy - Open
  • D-Luxe Burger - Open
  • Blaze - Open
  • Earl of Sandwish - Open
  • Erin McKenna's Bakery - Open
  • Frontera Cocina - Open
  • Joffrey's - Open
  • Starbucks - Open
  • Pizza Ponte - Open
  • Vivoli il Gelato - Open
  • Amorette's Patisserie - Open
  • Raglan Road - Open
  • Cooke's of Dublin - Open
  • Goofy's Candy Co. - Open
  • Candy Cauldron - Open
  • Paddlefish - Open
  • Homecomin - Open
  • Enzo's Hideaway - Open
  • Maria and Enzo's - Open
  • The Edison - Open
Epcot (Now Open)
  • African Heritage
  • Arribas Brothers
  • Art of Disney
  • Baby Care
  • Canada Cart
  • China Kiosk
  • Disney Traders
  • Galerie Des Halles
  • Gateway Gifts
  • Glas Und Porcellan
  • ImageWorks
  • Karamell Kuche
  • La Bottega Italiana
  • Mexico Indoor Plaza
  • Mission: SPACE Cargo
  • Mitsukoshi
  • Mouse Gear Temporary Location
  • Pin Traders – Camera Center
  • Port of Entry
  • Puffin’s Roost
  • Sea Base Alpha Gift Shop
  • Strollers & Wheelchairs
  • Tea Caddy
  • Test Track Simporium
  • Wood Carver
  • World Travelers
  • Biergarten Restaurant
  • Choza de Margarita
  • Coral Reef Restaurant
  • Crepes des Chefs de France
  • Fife & Drum Tavern
  • Funnel Cake
  • Garden Grill Restaurant - modified character experience
  • Gelati
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Joy of Tea
  • Kabuki Café
  • Katsura Grill
  • L’Artisan des Glaces
  • La Cantina de San Angel
  • La Cava de Tequila
  • La Hacienda de San Angel
  • The Land Cart
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse
  • Popcorn in Canada
  • Refreshment Outpost
  • Refreshment Port
  • Regal Eagle Smokehouse: Craft Drafts & Barbecue
  • Rose & Crown Dining Room
  • Rose & Crown Pub
  • San Angel Inn Restaurante
  • Spice Road Table
  • Sunshine Seasons
  • Tangierine Café
  • Taste of EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival kiosks
  • Traveler’s Café
  • UK Beer Cart
  • Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
  • Chefs de France
Fort Wilderness
  • Crockett’s Tavern - Open
  • P&J's Southern Takeout - Open
  • Meadow Snack Bar - Open
Grand Floridian
  • Enchanted Rose - Open
  • Pool Bars - Open
  • Grand Floridian Cafe - Open
  • Gasparilla Island Grill - Open
  • Narcoossee's - Open
Hollywood Studios (Now Open)
  • Celebrity 5 & 10
  • Crossroads of the World
  • Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
  • Droid Depot Experience
  • Droid Depot Store
  • In Character
  • Legends of Hollywood
  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Mickey’s Of Hollywood
  • Movieland Memorabilia
  • Oga's Cantina - Modified Experience
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind
  • Rock Around The Shop
  • Rubio Arts
  • Strollers & Wheelchairs
  • Tatooine Traders
  • The Market
  • Tower Hotel Gifts
  • Toy Story Mania Shop
  • 50’s Prime Time Café
  • Anaheim Produce
  • Backlot Express
  • BaseLine Tap House
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • Milk Stand
  • Peevy’s Polar Pipeline
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Rosie’s All-American Café
  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
  • Sunshine Day Bar
  • The Trolley Car Café
  • Hollywood and Vine
  • ABC Commissary
Magic Kingdom (Now Open)
  • Arribas Brothers
  • Baby Care
  • Big Al’s
  • Box Office Gifts
  • Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin Photos
  • Crystal Arts
  • Emporium
  • Fantasy Faire
  • Hundred Acre Goods
  • Island Supply by Sunglass Hut
  • Main Street Confectionery
  • Memento Mori
  • Mickey’s Star Traders
  • Plaza del Sol Caribe Bazaar
  • Rubio Arts
  • Sir Mickey’s
  • Splashdown Photos
  • Strollers & Wheelchairs
  • The Chapeau
  • Tomorrowland Light & Power Co.
  • TTC Cart / Wheelchairs
  • Uptown Jewelers & Cinema
  • Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe
  • Aloha Isle
  • Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
  • Be Our Guest Restaurant
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen
  • Liberty Square Market
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Main Street Bakery
  • Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
  • Pinocchio Village Haus
  • The Plaza Restaurant
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Storybook Treats
  • Sunshine Tree Terrace
  • Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
  • Gaston's Tavern
  • Cinderella's Royal Table
  • Spring Roll Cart
Old Key West
  • Gurgling Suitcase - Open
  • Olivia's Cafe - Open
  • Good's food to go - Open
  • Resort Bars - Open
  • Kona Cafe - Open
  • Capt. Cook's - Open
  • Pineapple Lanai - Open
  • Bar Riva - Open
  • Topolino's Terrace - Open
  • Primo Piatto - Open
  • Le Petit Cafe - Open
Saratoga Springs
  • Pool Bars - Open
  • The Artist's Palette - Open
Wilderness Lodge
  • Geyser Point - Open
  • Whispering Canyon Cafe - Open
  • Roaring Fork - Open
Yacht & Beach
  • Martha’s Vineyard - Open
  • Beach Club Marketplace - Open
  • Beaches & Cream - Open
  • Ale & Compass - Open
Attractions with NO OPENING DATE

Magic Kingdom

  • Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station
  • Enchanted Tales with Belle
  • Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor
  • Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover - refurb
  • Advanced Training Lab
  • Bruce’s Shark World
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
Hollywood Studios
  • Star Wars Launch Bay
  • Indiana Jones Stunt Show
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
Animal Kingdom
  • The Boneyard
  • Finding Nemo – The Musical
  • UP! A Great Bird Adventure
  • Festival of the Lion King
  • Affection Section
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  • JacknSally

    Rock on, gold dust woman · she/her
    Sep 28, 2007
    I know this has been sprinkled throughout the other threads in pieces, but here are most of the questions and answers from the CNBC interview with Chapek. I tried to get his exact wording as best I could.


    What made you pick july 11, more than a month after the rest of orlando?
    - chapek: we want to make sure what we present after opening is a quintessential disney experience and though we'll have a substantially lower number of guests we want to make sure we do it in a responsible way

    what kind of capacity? 30% like shanghai?
    - not giving specific numbers bc there's no government guidance as to how dense they can be. capacity will be a function of the 6 foot social distancing guidance from the cdc bc they will always strive to maintain social distancing

    are you expecting to get guidance on capacity from the gov?
    - we do not expect that but TWDC has a long history of being very responsible

    at what level of capacity do you expect the park to be profitable?
    - i said before we won't reopen until we believe we can make a positive contribution to revenue. we expect we will be able to cover our costs. we'll slowly but surely make baby steps while improving the number of guests we allow in while making sure we operate responsibly.

    do you think masks will discourage your biggest fans from coming?
    - there are several data points we find encouraging. number one, we still have a large number of future reservations on our books. also, demand at disney springs has been really encouraging.

    how is shanghai going so far? how is capacity?
    - right now still within the 3ft social distancing guidelines set up by chinese gov. right now at about 20,000 people per day in the park. guests in china have been spectacular in respecting social distancing and i expect the exact same thing to happen in orlando when we reopen.

    - we would be very excited to have NBA and MLS play out the balance of their seasons however they see fit at WDW. fans are anxious to get back to sports and if we can be entrusted to make that happen we would be more than glad to do so.

    is there a risk related to that?
    - we have ample space as you know. this is a very big property. the real constraint is density. as long as we don't butt up against that density issue we'll be ok. we have plenty of hotels to reopen and plenty of hotels will not be reopened to help with that density issue.
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