Originally, the package was unclear about eligibility as it was for guests “impacted by the closure”, which currently has an uncertain end date. Now, Disney has updated the offer so that it now specifies the canceled trip dates that are eligible for the vacation package.
Disney changed the language from saying that the offer is valid for those who booked a vacation package or room reservation “during the dates Walt Disney World is closed.” Now, it specifies that it is eligible for all guests who had bookings March 16th through May 31st.
This is good news as many were having to wait to see if their vacation would be affected to know if they were eligible. Now, with concrete dates, anyone traveling during that time can go ahead and move forward with their cancellations and rebooking.
We’re happy to have any sort of black-and-white answer from Disney. Now, guests who are rebooking will be able to clarify their next steps. Some guests may have missed out on Fastpass+ and Advanced Dining Reservations had they not known to rebook until much closer to their new trip.
This language change also suggests that Disney could potentially be aiming for a June 1st reopening. While we know that the reopening can only happen depending on the health situation at that time, judging by these dates it hints at the potential that June 1st is currently the date that Disney is looking at for reopening. This is corroborated by the fact that you can’t currently make any Advanced Dining or Hotel Reservations for the month of May.
As a reminder, the special vacation package for affected guests allows those who book a stay at select Disney Value Resorts or Moderate Resorts to receive a Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan, and guests staying at select Disney Deluxe Resorts or Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts to receive a classic Disney Dining Plan.
Was your Disney trip scheduled during the closure? Will you be taking advantage of this special offer? Share your thoughts 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