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

Walt Disney World (Florida)

Disney reopened Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on Saturday, July 11. EPCOT and Hollywood Studios reopened on Wednesday, July 15.

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

  • Park access requires a reservation.
  • Guests 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 are suspended or altered.

Most (but not all) Disney Resort Hotels will reopen. Here is the current schedule:

  • All Disney Vacation Club Resorts and Fort Wilderness opened to guests on June 22, 2020
  • Pop Century and the Contemporary opened on July 10, 2020
  • Caribbean Beach opened on July 29, 2020
  • Yacht Club opened on August 24, 2020
  • Grand Floridian opened on September 21, 2020
  • Coronado Springs opened on October 16, 2020
  • Art of Animation will open on November 1, 2020
  • All-Star Movies will open on February 9, 2021
  • Polynesian Village will open Summer 2021

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

Disney World Annual Passholders have 117 days added to their pass expiration dates. Alternatively, they 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)
    • Downtown Disney reopened July 9, 2020, but not all shops and restaurants may be operating.
    • Although Disney previously announced reopening dates for Disneyland theme parks and hotels, those were rescinded on June 24, 2020. Park opening dates are unknown.
    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.

    Although in past years the Volcano Bay water park was open year-round, it will close from November 2, 2020, until early March 2021.

  • Disneyland Paris
    Parks closed Sunday, March 15. A phased re-opening began on July 15, when both theme parks, Disney’s Newport Bay Club hotel, and Disney Village opening with enhanced safety measures. (Among other things, park reservations and face masks are required.) Hotel Cheyenne re-opened on July 20. See the Reopening Disneyland Parks page for other details.

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

  • Hong Kong Disneyland
    Closed on January 26. Reopened on June 18 with new operational procedures and park reservations. Closed again on July 15, although resort hotels remain opened. The park reopened again on September 25. See the Hong Kong Disneyland website for details.

Disney Cruise Line

At this point Disney Cruise Line has departures through early December 2020:

  • Disney Fantasy sailings are cancelled through December 6.
  • Disney Dream and Disney Wonder sailings are cancelled through December 11.
  • Disney Magic sailings are canceled through December 12.

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 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

Aulani Resort in Hawaii expects to begin a phased re-opening on Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Aulani closed at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, March 24. 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 December and is allowing penalty-free postponements. 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, 2020, until at least May 30, 2021 (along with all other Broadway performances). 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 October 21, 2020

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