Yesterday, Disney World presented their proposal for a reopening date, proposing July 11th for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, and July 15th for EPCOT and Hollywood Studios.
Along with their presentation, Disney outlined what guests can expect when Disney World does reopen, including new health and safety precautions in place, along with an advanced reservation system required for entry into the parks. Today, Disney announced another big change that will be implemented for the remainder of the year.
Disney has announced that they will be cancelling all Disney Dining Plans that guests have booked.
The suspension is being done due to limited capacity numbers at the parks, as well as social distancing protocol that means Disney would not be able to guarantee enough tables being available for guests.
According to Disney, “Guests who purchased a Disney dining plan and tickets for dates between May 28, 2020 and September 26, 2021 will receive an automatic cancellation and refund of their Disney dining plan.” It’s important to note that this does not mean that Disney will not having Disney Dining Plans or dining reservations in 2021. Currently, Disney is clearing out booking so that they will be able to release their new system which will account for lower capacity.
For guests that rebooked with a Free Dining Plan offered for reservations effected by the closure, they will be able to rebook at a later date with a 35% room discount. As this is an evolving situation, we expect more information for this to be available at a later date.
Stay tuned, as we will continue to update this post as the situation develops.
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