Walt Disney World Resort Updates Hotel Openings Schedule

As Disney continues their phased approach to reopening at Walt Disney World® Resort, they are welcoming Guests back to Disney Resort hotels, theme parks and Disney Springs.

Disney is committed to reopening Disney Resort hotels, though at this time they have decided to adjust the reopening dates for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort due to the current environment. With this in mind, the planned reopening dates for additional Disney Resort hotels will be as follows.

  • July 29: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Aug. 24: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
  • Sept. 21: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Oct. 4:  Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Oct. 14: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
  • Nov. 1: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

While Disney had previously shared reopening dates for Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, these Disney Resort hotels will remain closed until further notice while they continue to reevaluate their reopening timeline.

Due to the fluidity of the current environment, the Walt Disney World Resort will continue to evaluate adjustments to Disney Resort hotel opening dates as needed and when the timing is right to do so. These dates are still subject to change, and reservations for stays at Disney Resort hotels not yet open could still be impacted.

The Walt Disney World Resort understands the amount of planning that goes into a Disney vacation. To help, their team will be reaching out to Guests and their Travel Consultants about Guests who have upcoming reservations that are impacted by changes to the planned reopening dates.

Walt Disney World Cast Members will be able to assist Guests and their Travel Consultants with modifying Guests reservations to other Disney Resort hotels.

Guests who have already been impacted by a previous Disney Resort Hotel move during the phased reopening, Disney will contact the Guests or their Travel Consultant this week to discuss their booking.

Impacted Guests may also be receiving email communication from Disney about their upcoming reservation. Please see an example of that communication below.

While these plans may evolve, the Walt Disney World Resort will be monitoring the constantly changing health environment and its impact on the state of Florida as we find the right time to welcome back even more of our Guests and Cast Members.



 Important news about your Disney Resort stay

We hope you’re looking forward to your upcoming vacation as much as we’re looking forward to having you here. Unfortunately, [RESORT NAME] is no longer planned to be open on the dates of your visit. We understand the inconvenience this may cause––especially if your plans had already been changed before.

Please accept our sincerest apologies and know how much we appreciate you choosing to stay with us. We’re happy to re-accommodate you at one of the Disney Resort hotels that will be open during your stay. Of course, this will happen at no additional charge. Please contact your Travel Professional to discuss the Resort and room type options available to you and to assist with modifying your Disney Resort hotel. This modification will have no impact to other vacation experiences you may have booked, such as Theme Park reservations or dining.

Thanks for your patience as we all navigate these times together.

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Don Korta
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