Walt Disney World Cancels All Dining Reservations, Dining Plans, FastPass, Magic Hours Through 2020
When Disney World theme parks reopen, they 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. In order to prepare for the launch of the new park reservation system Walt Disney World canceled ALL dining reservations and dining plans, experiences, extra magic hours and FastPass selections.
Here's a breakdown of the new updates to help you plan ahead:
New Ticket Sales and Hotel Reservations: At this time, Disney is temporarily pausing new ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel reservations to 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 and Disney will be reaching out to these guests soon to provide additional details. New ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel reservations will resume after that period of time. Theme park reservations will be limited due to attendance limitations and will be subject to availability.
Dining and Experiences: In order to implement physical distancing restaurants and other experiences such as behind-the-scenes tours will be limited in capacity, and other experiences may remain closed. As a result of the new limited capacity, Disney is cancelling all existing dining reservations and experience bookings, including Disney dining plans included in packages, through the end of the 2020. Disney will reopen dining and experience bookings with limited numbers closer to when the parks reopen. Disney is also shifting from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window for dining and experience bookings going forward to allow Guests to make their plans closer to their visits.
FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours: FastPass+ service will be suspended for the time being as Disney figures out how to use additional queue space to manage capacity at the attractions and maintain physical distancing. Therefore, Disney will automatically cancel existing FastPass+ selections
Extra Magic Hours - Upon reopening, Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended.
Disney will reach out to guests affected by these updates with additional information and details on options, including refunds. Disney states, "We understand how much excitement, thought and time goes into planning a Disney vacation and realize some of these changes may be disappointing. Please know we will be here to help you, as we remain focused on delivering a wonderful experience for everyone who visits."
You can visit a new “Know Before You Go” hub at DisneyWorld.com/Updates, where you can find the latest updates on our operations and safety changes.
News & Media Source: Disney Parks Blog