UPDATE! Disney World Extends Their Special Offer for Reservations Through End of May

A few days ago, Disney announced that they would be offering an exclusive vacation package for those impacted by the lengthy closure of Disney World.

Cinderella Castle

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.

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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.

World Showcase

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.

Expedition Everest

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.

Fantasmic!

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.

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Was your Disney trip scheduled during the closure? Will you be taking advantage of this special offer? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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8 Replies to “UPDATE! Disney World Extends Their Special Offer for Reservations Through End of May”

  1. Why isn’t the “free dining plan” offered to all guests who had to reschedule? They put a time restriction & we can go before the scheduled end date – very disappointing & not very “Disney” like!!!

  2. Just a correction. You actually can book fast passes for May, just not resort or dining reservations. (I’m holding out hope!)

  3. We had our trip for April 11th and rescheduled to June, but due to our oldest son’s trade school not closing we r unable to go now till November. We changed the reservation the day prior to this free dine offer being announced. We called Disney and they can’t offer to us because we are going after August. Rather disappointing!!! This would be our 22nd visit if we still go now.

  4. Hi Molly and everyone at AllEars! Question… I need to rebook my trip as I got the email that our April 18th trip has been cancelled. When it mentions the free dining plan for select resorts, how do we know which value resort is offering this? Our resort for April was Art of Animation, which I will try to get for our rebooking. Hoping you have more information. Thanks so much!

    1. Hi Camille! We’d recommend reaching out to Disney directly to see if your cancelled stay could be eligible for the offer!

  5. Thanks for sharing all the latest news and info. Re-watching your videos has kept me sane through all of this. We just rebooked our March vacation for August (here’s hoping for the best), and were able to take advantage of this offer. Plus we were able to upgrade the dining plan from quick-service to DDP for cost, as we are staying at a moderate and always get the regular dining plan. It was a great deal overall!