The unprecedented closure of Disney parks around the world has left many guests with some big questions about their Disney plans.
The biggest question? Whether or not you should cancel your upcoming Disney trip. It’s a tough one! Obviously, no one wants to forgo on a trip to Disney, but with uncertain days ahead, we know this has been the top question we’ve received here at All Ears. We’re breaking down everything that we know so far below.
So, should you cancel your Disney trip?
These are strange days, so it can be hard to decide to keep or toss your upcoming Disney vacay. Honestly, we’re not really sure what the next few months hold for Disney World but there are some things we do know. Let’s dive in!
When You’re Going
The first thing to consider is when you’re going. After all, a lot of people have concerns that the current situation will have a much longer-lasting effect on the Disney parks.
We know many of those with trips in the next three months or so are looking at these numbers and wondering the big question — is it enough to cancel right now?
What We Know
Currently, Disney World and Disneyland have extended their closure “until further notice.” While we don’t know what the next few months will look like, if you do have an upcoming reservation, we would recommend paying close attention to the latest updates from Disney regarding their closures.
In truth, the current situation is uncharted waters for all of us, including The Walt Disney Company. But one thing we do know is that Disney will make the process as magical as possible if your trip is affected.
Already, the people who were in or on their way to Disney when the parks closed have received ticket extensions, as well as hotel and experience refunds. It’s all in their hands to rebook their vacation when or if they want, and Cast Members are working hard to answer questions and accommodate everyone. Walt Disney World even released a free dining offer and Disneyland Resort released a hotel room discount for guests whose trips were scheduled during the closure period.
Our point here is that we don’t know if the closures will affect your trip, but we do know that if it does, Disney will take care of you.
Why You Shouldn’t Cancel — Yet
So, our advice if you have an upcoming trip? Maybe don’t cancel just yet. Instead, we recommend closing monitoring the latest updates from Disney World or Disneyland, as they will be informing guests of current plans as soon as the information is available.
On top of that, the Disney phone lines are slammed. As you can imagine, tons of people are trying to get answers right now. To provide flexibility for those that do want to cancel or reschedule, Disney has announced that many cancellations or rebookings can be done online through “My Plans.” Additionally, Disney will be waiving all Disney-imposed change and cancellation fees up to reservation check-in dates of June 30th.
All in all, we don’t have a definitive answer for what you should do if you have a trip coming up soon. Ultimately, it is up to you and your family to decide what is best for you.
That being said, the best recommendation we do have is to hold off and listen to official statements from the Walt Disney Company on what to expect, and what’s best to do for upcoming trips.
We’ll be sure to keep an eye out so that we can pass on anything that Disney reports in relation to future trip reservations! For now, consider keeping that trip on the books as something to look forward to.
Do you have a Disney trip coming up soon? Tell us in the comments!
Want to learn more about the Disney Parks closures?
- The Disney Parks Closures: Here's Everything We Know
- Here's Everything That Disney World is Refunding Due to the Temporary Closure
- Here's Everything That Disneyland is Refunding Due to the Temporary Closures
- Here's Everything That the Disney Cruise Line is Refunding Due to Suspended Itineraries
- Should I Cancel My Disney Trip? Taking a Closer Look at Our Most FAQ
- Flattening the Curve: Why Disney is Closing Everything
- All the Times That Disney World and Disneyland Have Closed Throughout History