Walt Disney World resort began reopening its doors a few weeks ago. Reopening some of its resorts and restaurants. The parks are still currently closed but they will begin reopening next week. There are a number of restaurants at both the parks and the resorts that will remain closed for the time being. There are also several experiences at the parks that will be unavailable until further notice. For a full list of resort restaurants staying closed click here, for a full list of park restaurants that are remaining closed click here.
There are quite a few resorts that have not yet opened their doors. The current reasoning released has to do with adhering to the safety measures currently required due to the Corona virus pandemic. Here is a list of the resorts that are expected to reopen this year.
Disney’s Pop Century and Disney’s Contemporary Resort. July 10th.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. July 29th.
Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort. August 12th.
Disney’s Yacht Club and Beach Club Resort. August 24th.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. September 21st.
Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. October 1st.
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. October 14th.
Walt Disney World is now taking reservations for 2021 vacations but only for a select list of resorts. There are a number of resorts that have yet and are not on the list to reopen this year and are not on the list for reservations for 2021. Here are the resorts that have no mention of reopening in the coming months or next year:
Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Port Orleans – Riverside
Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House
I expect there will be information released about these resorts as time passes but as for right now, the amount of resorts guests have to choose from has been slashed. The majority of the resorts that are open are Deluxe Resorts. There are only two value resorts that are expected to open this year, and only two moderate resorts. This will limit the amount of guests being able to stay at Walt Disney World with smaller budgets. So if you’re planning on heading to Disney World in 2021, I would make your reservations sooner than later, to ensure you have a room in the budget you are planning.
It certainly doesn’t make it very appealing to head to Walt Disney World in 2020. And it certainly limits the opportunity to travel to Disney World to guests with a certain budget. I just hope by next spring things will have returned to some version of normal. For information on some of the resorts that are open, take a look at these resort reviews: