This post has been pinned to hopefully provide some information about the re-opening of WDW.
It contains a brief summary under different headings, with links to information and other threads where most relevant.
A Whole New World - an introduction
Mk and AK are opening July 11th.
Epcot and DHS are opening July 15th.
When the parks reopen there will be hugely reduced capcity in the parks, and likely the resorts.
Everyone will now have to book park reservations in advance.
Key dates are suggested to be:
June 22nd - onsite guests
June 26th - other AP holders
June 28th - other ticket holders
Availability chart here:
Thread link for park reservation system:
Main information about the re-opening here:
Fastpasses are being cancelled and will no longer be used, and the space in the FP queues used to ensure social distancing.
No more EMH, tickets for all tours and special events are being cancelled.
Masks will be required for everyone aged 2 & up.
Temperature screenings required for Disney Springs and Theme Parks
DVC Resorts & Fort Wilderness open June 22nd.
No date set for othervesorts, but only some will open initially.
All ADRs have been cancelled, along with dining plans. Going forward dining reservations will be made at 60 days out instead of 180 days.
ADRs can currently be made for DS locations 60 days in advance.
Those with previous dining can now book ADRs for resorts and parks.
Whilst park capacity is reduced everyone, including AP holders, will need to book a park reservation in advance.
The Park Reservation System is now open for:
2020 and 2021 guests with tickets , whether onsite or offsite
AP holders, who are limited to 3 days at a time other than onsite stays, for which they get length of stay.
There is an availability chart here:
For the time being all new bookings, and ticket sales for 2020 are paused, until current guests can book their park reservations.
From the DPB link:
When our theme parks reopen, we will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that will require all guests to make a reservation in advance for theme park entry. Over the coming weeks, we will be making some necessary updates to prepare for the launch of this park reservation system. Here’s some important information to help you plan ahead:
- New Ticket Sales and Hotel Reservations: At this time, we are temporarily pausing new ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel reservations so we can focus on guests with existing tickets and reservations. Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make a theme park reservation before new tickets are sold; we will be reaching out to these guests soon to provide additional details. We will resume new sales of tickets and Disney Resort hotel reservations after that period of time. Theme park reservations will be limited due to attendance limitations and will be subject to availability.
3rd party sellers have stopped sales in line with Disney.
AP Holders have been warned that they may have difficulty securing park reservations initially if not onsite. (It is believed that extensions may be given for the duration of reduced park capacity, but this is not confirmed).
DVC Resorts and Fort Wilderness open on June 22nd.
There is now Information posted on the WDW website detailing what will be open at each DVC resort and FW when they re-open.
Guests booked at resorts for the pre-park opening period can book ADRs by phone from June 18th.
Pools will be open, although Stormalong Bay will not be.
There is at least one TS and one QS open at each resort, but they may have modified menus. The only character dining is at Topolino’s (Riviera) and that is described as ‘“a modified experience”.
It appears they are limiting resort hopping. The wording is a little ambiguous, but effectively you will need an ADR to be guaranteed entry to a resort that you are not staying in.
From the Dine page:
“ Planning to dine at a table-service restaurant in a Disney Resort hotel? A confirmed dining reservation is required for day Guests (those not staying overnight) and is highly recommended for Guests staying overnight at a Disney Resort hotel”.
Also note the section on temperature screenings for resort guests. In addition, guests in quarantine (currently from three states and in force until July 7th) may not enter WDW.
From the Resorts page:
“ Persons who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been in contact with someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 symptoms without completing a 14-day quarantine, or are under quarantine orders must not enter Walt Disney World Resort.
Walt Disney World Resort Guests may be subject to additional screenings. Before you leave home, please check the temperatures of everyone in your party—including yourself—as an extra layer of precaution.”
This link gives the initial information released and is left in for information, including that pool access may be limited.
Non- DVC Resorts
There is a list of other resorts opening from July 10th thru to October 14th.
Those with stays at resorts not opening are now being moved to a similar level of resort.
We know the NBA will be using Gran Destino @ CSR, GF and YC. The lower ranked teams stay at YC and GF so those resorts will be freed up earlier.
Club Level will not re-open for the time being.
Currently, guests with reservations in the pre-park opening period are being offered an alternative option at a DVC resort or FW cabin, with limited date availability.
All ADRs booked are being / have been cancelled automatically.
When ADR booking resumes, it will move to 60 days out instead of 180 days out.
Dining Plans have cancelled through to Sept 2021. However these are now bookable on the U.K. site for stays in 2021.
Those who had booked the Free Dining packages offered to guests whose original reservations were cancelled will be offered a 35% discount on their current or future booking.
Dining is now bookable at 60 days out at some Disney Springs locations through the Disney booking system.
It appears dining may be limited to groups of 6.
Information about Dining is here:
AP Holders staying offsite can book park reservations for three days.
Those staying onsite can book them for length of stay.
Passholder previews on July 9th & 10th.
Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus and Premier Passholders will have the opportunity to register for a special preview at Magic Kingdom park or Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park on July 9 or 10. Email invitations with registration details will be sent out soon.
Reservations are required and limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. An eligible activated annual pass is required to register.
If a Passholder would like to register a Guest to accompany them, that Guest must also have a valid Weekday Select, Theme Park Select, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Platinum Plus or Premier annual pass, be listed on your Family & Friends list and have opted to share “All My Plans” with you.
Express and Resort Monorail running a limited service.
No Epcot beam service, buses from monorail resorts to Epcot.
Skyliner running all three lines.
Ferry boats from TTC to MK.
Boats from Poly, WL and FW to MK.
No Friendship or Sassagoula River boats.
No Minnie Vans.
No parking lot trams.
Disney Magical Express is running.
FASTPASSES & EMH
All fastpasses are being cancelled.
FP+ will not be used for the time being.
FP queue space will be used to aid social distancing in queues.
EMH temporarily suspended.
It is probable that virtual queues will be used for popular rides, especially where there is a lack of queue space.
MNSSHP is cancelled.
Food & Wine starts in July.
From the DPB link above:
- FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours: As a result of the COVID-19 impact, the FastPass+ service will be suspended for the time being as we plan to use additional queue space to manage capacity at our attractions and maintain physical distancing. We will automatically cancel existing FastPass+ selections and share any future updates on the service at a later date. Also, please note that upon reopening, Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended.
Threads you may find useful: