Revised Opening Dates for Walt Disney World Resorts Announced!
Walt Disney World has revised the resort opening dates as part of their phased reopening plan. In June, all DVC and Deluxe Villa resorts welcomed back guests and in July, Disney's Contemporary and Pop Centruy resorts opened when Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened. Walt Disney World then provided a reopening schedule for specific resorts through October 2020. Walt Disney World has now revised the opening dates and even removed Boardwalk and Beach Club Resorts from the list!
Disney states, "While reopening dates were previously shared for Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, these Disney Resort hotels will remain closed until further notice, as the reopening timeline continues to be reevaluated."
Previous Resort Opening Dates:
July 29 - Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
August 12 - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Art of Animation Resort
August 24 - Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort
September 21 - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
October 1 - Disney's BoardWalk Inn
October 14 - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Revised Resort Opening Dates:
July 29 - Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort - Remains the same
August 24 - Disney's Yacht Club Resort - Yacht Club Remains the same but Beach Club REMOVED
September 21 - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa - Remains the same
October 4 - Disney's Polynesian Village Resort - DELAYED 53 Days
October 14 - Disney's Coronado Springs Resort - Remains the same
November 1 - Disney's Art of Animation Resort - DELAYED 81 Days
No Reopening Dates Announced:
Disney’s All Star Movies Resort
Disney’s All Star Music Resort
Disney’s All Star Sports Resort
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House
Disney’s Beach Club Resort - REVISED
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn - REVISED
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
So the big question is why are the resorts delayed or not even opening at all? From what we can gather it has to do with the rising COVID-19 cases in Florida which is causing guests with future plans to cancel their vacations.
Based on the reopening information, Walt Disney World has not filled the available rooms for the resorts that are currently open. Therefore, why would they open additional resorts if they can't fill the current ones?
Based on this trend, it would be surprising to see any of the All Star Resorts, Port Orleans Resorts or Wilderness Lodge open anytime this year. The Beach Club & Boardwalk may reopen only because their DVC/Villa counterparts have already opened so it wouldn't be a big transition to reopen these resorts.
Of course all future reopening dates are subject to change and Guests’ reservations could still be modified to other Disney Resort hotels if needed.
News Source: Walt Disney World