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Reservations Required During The Reopening Of Walt Disney World

May 29, 2020

The reopening of Walt Disney World is something we’ve all been looking forward to for the past few months.

Fortunately, now that Disney has had time to think things through, we are finally getting some answers as to what the Parks…and the entirety of Walt Disney World…will look like upon reopening.

Reservations Required During The Reopening Of Walt Disney World

Opening The Parks

Walt Disney World has been approved to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11. Epcot and Hollywood Studios are reopening a few days later, on July 15.

Woody at Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Reservations Will Be Required

In an attempt to manage the number of Guests in each Park, Disney has created a brand new Reservation System.

These reservations will first open to Guests who currently have Theme Park Tickets and/or Resort Reservation or an Annual Pass.

There is a temporary stop to new 2020 ticket sales and Hotel Reservations. As of June 19, 2020, Disney has stated that 2021 Packages will be released on June 28, 2020.

With the numbers of Guests eagerly waiting to rebook trips that were ruined this year, I fully expect there to be online madness.

In an attempt to get ahead of the game, I am inviting you to fill out my FREE QUOTE FORM ahead of time. On June 28th, I will email you back to let you know what your options are.

If you currently have a trip planned, Disney is emailing current Guests to make them aware of the new reservation system. You can also find this new information on Disney’s Website.

The sign for Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom

Dining Reservations and Disney Dining Plans Cancelled

Because of limited capacity, all Dining Reservations and Disney Dining Plans have been cancelled through the end of 2020.

This includes Guests who rebooked their trip to get the Free Dining Promotion a few months ago. In its place, these Guests have received a 35% room discount.

Disney changed these reservations on their own. So, even if you didn’t do anything, your Free Dining has been replaced with the room discount.

Guests who purchased the Disney Dining Plan without the Free Dining Promotion has received a full refund for the amount of their Dining Plan. Other details in your Package was left untouched.

Although Dining Reservations were cancelled, Guests will be allowed to book new ones. However, you will now have a new 60-day booking window, instead of the usual 180 days.

Frozen Ever After Entrance

FastPass+ Cancelled

FastPass+ is something that most Guests most look forward to making while planning for their next trip.

But, for the time being, there will be no FastPass+. The service will return at a later date. But, for the time being, Guests with FastPass+ selections will find that those are cancelled, as well.

Since fewer crowds will be in the Parks, not having FastPass available shouldn’t make a huge difference. But, only time will tell…

To manage crowds, additional queue spacing will be implemented.

Reservations Required During The Reopening Of Walt Disney World
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Additional information regarding Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Springs, Aulani, and more are being updated as often as possible on: Planning to Rebook Your Disney Vacation? Here’s What You Need To Know.

I understand that there are a lot of questions right now. So, you’re also welcome to leave a comment below or send me a private message. I will get you a personalized answer as soon as possible.

Disney is always updating their information. To get the most up-to-date information, you may also visit the following links:

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