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Latest Information About Closures and Cancellations Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mandatory quarantine in Florida for travelers from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut: Any travelers arriving in Florida from NY, NJ, or CT are mandated by a state executive order to self-quarantine for 14 days. It is unclear at this time how this will affect travelers to theme parks, but the executive order is in effect indefinitely.

Walt Disney World (Florida)

Disney plans to reopen Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on Saturday, July 11. EPCOT and Hollywood Studios are scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, July 15. A general idea of the plan can be found on the Disney Parks blog.

See Disney's Returning to a World of Magic for the latest details, which may change over time. Important details include:

  • Park access will require a reservation.
  • Guests will have their temperatures screened before entering.
  • Everyone age 2 and up must bring and wear a face covering (see the Returning to a World of Magic page for specifics) in the parks.
  • Many in-park experiences (character greetings, parades, fireworks, etc.) where social distancing is challenging will be suspended or altered.
  • FastPass+ and all Disney Dining Plans have been suspended until further notice, and existing dining reservations have been canceled. (Those with a park reservation and tickets will be able to book dining at some point, most likely 60 days in advance.)

Disney resort hotels will not be available for stays, although many are open for dining. Here is the current schedule for Disney Resort Hotel openings:

  • All Disney Vacation Club Resorts and Fort Wilderness opened to guests on June 22
  • Pop Century and the Contemporary will open July 10
  • Caribbean Beach will open July 29
  • Polynesian Village and Art of Animation will open August 12
  • Yacht and Beach Clubs will open August 24
  • Grand Floridian will open September 21
  • The Boardwalk Inn will open October 1
  • Coronado Springs will open October 14

Disney Springs (Disney World's shopping/dining/entertainment district) opened with reduced hours and capacity on Wednesday, May 20, as part of a phased reopening process.

For Disney World Annual Passholders, the pass will automatically have 117 days added to the expiration date. Or you can opt for a partial refund equivalent to 117 days by calling Disney. If you do not plan to go for a little while, the refund is most likely the better option.

Other Theme Parks


  • Disneyland (California)
    Pending government approval:
    • Downtown Disney will reopen in phases, starting on July 9.
    • Although Disney previously announced reopening date for Disneyland theme parks and hotels, those were rescinded on June 24. Opening dates are unknown.
    Guests will need to make an advance reservation to visit the park. See Disneyland's Experience Updates page for other important details.

  • Universal Orlando (Florida)
    Theme parks, hotels, and CityWalk closed on Sunday, March 15. CityWalk reopened with limited hours and locations on May 14. The Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay parks reopened to the the public on Wednesday, June 5. The Universal Orlando Resort Operations Update page has reopening information, including new safety practices.

  • Disneyland Paris
    Parks closed Sunday, March 15. A phased reopening begins on July 15, when both theme parks, Disney’s Newport Bay Club hotel, and Disney Village will open with enhanced safety measures. (Among other things, park reservations and face masks are required.)

  • Shanghai Disneyland
    Shanghai Disneyland reopened on May 11. Limited attendance, social distancing, and procedures (such as masks and temperature screenings) are in place.

  • Tokyo Disney Resort
    Reopens on July 1. See the Tokyo Disney website for information about operational changes.

  • Hong Kong Disneyland
    Closed on January 26. Reopened on June 18. Guests must make a reservation to visit a park, and operational procedures have changed (temperature screenings, masks required, distancing procedures, no character greetings, etc.) for the safety of guests and cast members. See the Hong Kong Disneyland website for details.

Disney Cruise Line

At this point Disney Cruise Line has:

  • suspended all Disney Dream departures through September 15
  • suspended all Disney Fantasy departures through September 15
  • suspended all Disney Magic departures through October 2
  • suspended all Disney Wonder departures through September 14

See DCL's Disney Cruise Line Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Alert page for details. Disney Cruise Line is offering guests sailing on these cruises either a 125% cruise credit for a future sailing within 15 months of their original sail date, or a full refund.

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort

Closed at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20. Reopened June 15.

Disney's Vero Beach Resort

Closed at 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20. Reopened June 15.

Disney's Aulani Resort

This resort in Hawaii closed at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24, and is closed until further notice. Prior to that, many activities and dining options were suspended or modified starting on Friday, March 20, 2020. See Aulani's Travel Advisory FAQ for details.

Adventures by Disney

Adventures by Disney has canceled most departures through the end of August and is allowing penalty-free postponements of September adventures. See the Adventures by Disney Travel Advisory page for details.

Disney on Broadway

The Lion King and Aladdin shows on Broadway in New York City are suspended from March 12 until at least September 6. Frozen on Broadway has closed permanently.

Airlines

At present, we have heard from readers that some airlines are consolidating and cancelling flights due to high numbers of cancellations. Many airlines have modified their cancellation policies. Also note that many airlines require passengers to wear masks and are reducing capacity to allow more distance between passengers. Here are links to the current information from some of the more popular airlines with Disney travelers.

Economic Assistance for Travel Agents

We have an Economic Assistance for Travel Agents article on our blog with details about United States government programs that might be helpful to travel agents.

Last updated on June 25, 2020

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