Disney World looks a little bit different these days. Here is everything you need to know about Disney World Resorts during COVID.
Current Disney World Resorts that are open and can be booked include:
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Disney's All-Star Movie Resorts
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
- Disney's Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas
- Disney's Boardwalk Inn
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
- Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
- Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
- Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort
- Disney's Polynesian Resort
- Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
- Disney’s Pop Century Resort
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Disney's Wilderness Lodge
- Disney's Yacht Club Resort
- The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
In addition, the following resorts will open to guests on the following dates:
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge will reopen August 26, 2021
- Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas Jambo House will reopen August 26, 2021
- Disney's All-Star Music will reopen September 16, 2021
- Disney's Port Orleans Riverside will reopen October 14, 2021
- Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter will reopen October 28, 2021
- Disney's All-Star Sports will reopen December 9, 2021
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Please note that given the fluidity of the current environment Disney has said that these dates are subject to change. If you have a reservation it could be subject to change if needed.
Guests with reservations that are impacted can request help modifying reservations by calling Disney.
Day Visits to Resorts
If you are looking to resort hop or day visit any resorts during this time, know that you will not be able to just walk in and out of resorts to visit. In order to enter a resort you will need to have the following:
- A resort reservation
- A confirmed dining reservation (if you are not an overnight guest)
Common areas of the resorts will have increased cleaning. This includes public elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more.
Housekeeping in your room will have some adjustments as well. Before you arrive your room will be thoroughly cleaned with focus on:
- High-touch areas, like TV remotes and door handles
- Housekeeping tools will be cleaned between rooms
- Floors, which will be steam cleaned and vacuumed between Guests
Housekeeping will come to your room every other day (instead of daily). They will provide things like:
- Individually wrapped glasses
- Double cased pillows
- Individually wrapped and single-use packaged items
The cleaning of your room will include:
- Trash removal
- Replace dirty towels and replenish amenities
- Wiping and cleaning of surfaces
- Vacuuming if needed
You can also decline service if you do not want housekeeping to enter your room.
Complimentary Resort transportation will be available for guests to get to and from the parks and Disney Springs.
Minnie Van service has been temporarily suspended.
Guests can self park at resorts, but valet parking has been temporarily suspended.
Resort Guest Benefits
There are several benefits of staying on site at Disney World, however these benefits have changed during this pandemic.
Magical Express is still available for guests to get to and from Orlando International Airport. You can still add this benefit to your reservation before your arrival.
FastPass+ will not be available during this time. If you booked your FastPass+ selections for your trip, you'll notice that they are no longer showing in your My Disney Experience app. This benefit has been suspended for the time being.
Extra Magic Hours that are typically available for resort guests has been suspended. Be sure to check park hours on the My Disney Experience app before you head to the parks. Park hours have been changing frequently due to the pandemic.
In addition to these changes, you can also expect the following changes to Disney Resorts:
Bell Services will deliver luggage to rooms, but will not escort Guests
In-room celebrations will not be available
Dry-cleaning and valet laundry services will be temporarily unavailable; self-service laundry will remain available
Resort airline check-in service may be temporarily unavailable
There are several modifications to the typical amenities that you would find at Disney Resorts. Here are the changes you can expect:
- Not all dining locations will be open at Disney Resorts. And if you are not a guest you will need a dining reservation to visit a resort
- Pools may have reduced hours and run at a limited capacity
- Fitness centers may have reduced hours and run at a limited capacity. Fitness classes will be cancelled, but sports courts will be open for guests.
Resort shops will be open, but there will be a few things to keep in mind if you are shopping at your resort.
- New product launches will not be available in stores
- Pin trading at pin boards will continue as long as guests maintain social distancing
- In person returns will still be available
- Package delivery to the front of the resorts will be temporarily suspended
- Dressing rooms will be unavailable
Finally, the following activities and events will be suspended for the time being:
- Character experiences
- Dog parks
- Electrical Water Pageant
- Marina rentals
- Pin trading (with Cast Members)
- Spas, salons and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique
- Fireworks voyages and tasting cruises, including the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage
- Fun runs
- Wonderland Tea Party at Park Fare
- Hula lessons
- Mermaid school
- Special classes and programs—including culinary, cultural and animal programs
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