The BIG Questions Disney World Hasn’t Answered Yet About Their Reopening!

Since the Disney Resorts have started to welcome guests again this week, Disney World looks a lot different than we’ve seen it before!

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Although Disney has kept us up-to-date on many of the things happening with the park reopenings starting July 11th and July 15th, we’re still waiting for quite a few answers about upcoming trips to Disney World.

Whether you’re planning a vacation to the parks soon or you want to know all the Disney details, you’ll want to keep these four unanswered questions in mind!

When will tickets and Disney Park Passes be made available to the public?

The Disney Park Pass system has already been a wild ride for many guests. While there were technical issues when the system went live initially, things ramped up as reservations started to sell out in both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Tree of Life

Although the system has only been live for Disney resort guests currently, reservations will also be opening to Annual Passholders on June 26th and regular ticket holders on June 28th. However, there hasn’t been any news yet regarding when new tickets and passes will be available for guests to purchase.

Passholder Entrance at Hollywood Studios

At this time, Disney has only stated that they will be resuming the sale of tickets “later this summer.” This also means that new 2020 hotel bookings will be available around that same time.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

We will continue to keep you updated on when reservations open back up to the public for upcoming trips to Disney World!

Monorail Red in Epcot
Monorail Red

Read about how modifications on the Disney Park Pass system work here!

When will I be able to make Advance Dining Reservations again?

Although we already know the restaurants and Quick-Service locations that have reopened at the Disney Resorts, Disney has also announced the places that will be back open in the parks in July as well.

Molly’s VERY Excited About Her Dole Whip!

Starting on June 16th, Disney allowed guests with stays from June 22nd through July 10th to make Advance Dining Reservations by phone. However, these were only available for the reopened Disney Resorts and Disney Springs locations. At the moment, Disney hasn’t announced when guests will be able to make dining reservations in the parks, or at the hotels, for July 11th onward.

Grand Floridian Cafe

However, since Disney is only allowing guests to book Advance Dining Reservations through the day before the park reopenings, we hope that Disney will start to announce more reservation availability soon!

Cape May

Find out how you can book 2021 vacations to Disney World here!

When are the opening dates for unannounced Disney Resorts going to be released?

At this time, Disney has announced the reopening timeline for all of their hotels except for Disney’s All Star Resorts, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge — Jambo House, as well as Disney’s Port Orleans Resort both French Quarter and Riversideare all not listed.

While many of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground have opened to guests, Disney is cautiously opening more resorts over the next few months slowly.

Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter Lobby

While the unannounced resorts have no set timeframe yet, there may be a shift towards opening them soon, depending on how many people come back to the Disney property. Since Disney is still limiting capacity, the hotels are most likely a part of this, where Disney World is only opening a select amount of resorts for the time being.

All-Star Music

However, things could always change once capacity measures are reconsidered, or with the arrival of the NBA and MLS teams. Since different resorts like the Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs, the Grand Floridian, and the Yacht Club Resorts will be taken up during the teams’ stays with little access to outside guests, the remaining resorts may need to schedule a reopening timeline based on demand and the amount of guests attending the parks.

Yacht and Beach Club

Take a look at all the things that are new, different, and exciting at the Disney Resorts here!

How long will the phone lines be closed for?

It’s been QUITE a week for Disney reservations. While there were technical difficulties for the Disney Park Pass system, the Disney phone lines have also been flooded by guests.

Magic Kingdom

Many of our readers have had mixed experiences trying to contact Disney World over the phone. During our experience, we received an automatic voice message saying that “all circuits were busy” and to “try again later.” Since there is such a high influx of call volume, the Disney phone lines may continue to have technical issues for a short period of time.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

However, you can still get in touch with a Disney World representative to ask questions about your upcoming vacations through the online chat feature on the Disney World website. While at this time they will not be able to provide you with a call back, and will instead recommend you continue to try phone lines, if you have any basic questions they should be able to help!

Cinderella Castle

This is why My Disney Experience will be an essential tool to your Disney vacation!

While Disney hasn’t given a firm answer to any of these questions, we will continue to keep you updated on any news about the reopenings! And, check back on this page for more information when we receive it!

Here’s everything you need to know about Disney World’s re-opening!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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9 Replies to “The BIG Questions Disney World Hasn’t Answered Yet About Their Reopening!”

  1. We won’t come this fall as we had planned. The mask wearing is prohibitive of any joy and comfort in the FL climate. The term many use as “the new normal” is anything but.

  2. So upset that I cannot make Park reservations because they will not let me buy tickets for our trip in December. Three years worth of DVC points for the the trip and I cannot get park tickets. I would think that if you have a reservation, that has been changed three times because of what is going on, and they would let me spend money on the park tickets.

  3. We have a booking for the last full week of August at PO Riverside. This is already rescheduled from May. We would like to know if it’s definitely going to have to be rescheduled again or if there is still any chance that our hotel might be open for our trip. We won’t have another available week until January, and we cannot afford to stay elsewhere unless Disney will upgrade us for free. I wish we could stop wondering.

      1. This is a topic we are hoping Disney addresses soon. Before they start selling tickets to people without hotel reservations or selling room packages with tickets for this year, they need to offer them to guests who have had vacations booked for months! We have a family trip booked for mid August and only half of the family has tickets. The others still need to buy them.

        1. We are in the same boat. 4 of ours are ap holders and 2 don’t have tickets. We are scheduled for September. If they are doing reservations to get into parks will there even be any reservations left by the time they start selling tickets again?

  4. I would like to know if/when we might can visit other resorts for quick service meals or to visit sites like the Boardwalk or the new horse barn at Fort Wilderness.

    1. I would like to know this too! My holiday is planned for November and I was hoping to take a day and just go see all the different resorts! Not necessarily to eat just to have a walk round them