Disney Parks Announces Disney World Cancellations for Phased Reopening starting July 11, 2020. Find out what experiences Disney World is canceling and changing.
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While many of us are excited to see Walt Disney World reopening again, the post-COVID-19 Disney World will look a little different – for now. There is nothing I want more than Walt Disney World to return to its former glory and create magical memories for all the guests and cast members alike.
This week, Disney announced a proposed (pending state approval) phased reopening plan to start to bring the magic back to all those who enter this happy place. You can read all about the phased Disney World reopening here. In addition, there are a whole bunch of Disney World Cancellations for Phased Reopening announced as well. These changes and cancellations will impact Disney World ticket sales and hotel reservations, Fastpass reservations, Disney dining experiences and extra magic hours.
Here is what you need to know about the Disney World Cancellations just announced
Changes To Disney World Ticket Sales & Hotel Reservations
Disney has paused all-new ticket sales and resort reservations. Their plan is to honor and focus on existing reservations that guests previously purchased. If you are an existing ticket holder or Annual Passholder, you will be able to make a theme park reservation before new tickets are sold. Disney Parks plan to reach out to guests and provide additional details. So if you have an existing reservation – stay tuned for the details.
Disney vaguely states they will resume new sales of tickets and Disney Resort hotel reservations after that period of time. So we will have to wait to see how this all plays out. As you know, Disney World gets pretty crowded so I am sure they will do everything they can to provide a save experience for all their guests. Theme park reservations will be limited due to attendance limitations and will be subject to availability.
Disney World Cancellations: Changes to Disney Dining & Experiences
Want to see some behind the scenes magic or meet your favorite Disney character? Well, that will have to wait. Disney has announced that restaurants and and other experiences such as behind-the-scenes tours will be limited in capacity, so proper social distancing requirements can be in place. Other experiences may remain closed.
As a result, Disney World has canceled any existing dining reservations and experience bookings, including dining plan packages. They will also pivot from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window for dining and any special experiences. Disney plans to reopen bookings closer to when the parks reopen.
Disney World Cancellations: Changes To FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours
One other major change is the suspension of the FastPass+ service. Disney plans to use additional queue space to manage capacity at our attractions and maintain physical distancing. So if you had any FastPass reservations, they will automatically be canceled. In addition, Extra Magic Hours will also be temporarily suspended.
As with most things in the post-COVID 19 world, this will be an evolving process. Most likely there will be many changes as Disney sees fit to adapt and keep their guests as safe as possible. So stay tuned. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride may no longer be at the park, but things most likely will be changing quickly and frequently.
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