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BREAKING: Walt Disney World Provides Update on Reservations, FastPasses and Dining will be Canceled

BREAKING: Walt Disney World Provides Update on Reservations, FastPasses and Dining will be Canceled

Disney just announced updates on existing FastPass+ and dining reservations that will take place through the end of this year. You do not want to miss this.

Walt Disney World’s recent announcement that the parks will reopen in July came with a wealth of information. However, that information raised more questions than it answered.

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We do know that the phased reopening will begin on July 11, 2020 with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Epcot and Hollywood studios will open on July 15.

But what does this mean for tickets and hotel reservations? How will dining plans be affected with the safety measures in place?

Now, Disney Parks Blog is stepping in with all the latest details on the plans for existing Walt Disney World Reservations. Today, the source posted the following information:

  • New Ticket Sales and Hotel Reservations: At this time, we are temporarily pausing new ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel reservations so we can focus on guests with existing tickets and reservations. Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make a theme park reservation before new tickets are sold; we will be reaching out to these guests soon to provide additional details. We will resume new sales of tickets and Disney Resort hotel reservations after that period of time. Theme park reservations will be limited due to attendance limitations and will be subject to availability. 
  • Dining and Experiences: In order to foster physical distancing during this time, upon reopening, our offerings, restaurants and other experiences such as behind-the-scenes tours will be limited in capacity, and other experiences may remain closed. As a result of limited capacity, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all existing dining reservations and experience bookings, including Disney dining plans included in packages, through the end of the year. We will reopen dining and experience bookings with more limited numbers closer to when the parks reopen. We will also shift from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window for dining and experience bookings going forward to allow Guests to make their plans closer to their visits.
  • FastPass+ and Extra Magic Hours: As a result of the COVID-19 impact, the FastPass+ service will be suspended for the time being as we plan to use additional queue space to manage capacity at our attractions and maintain physical distancing. We will automatically cancel existing FastPass+ selections and share any future updates on the service at a later date. Also, please note that upon reopening, Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended (Disney Parks Blog 2020)

This news means that vacations are going to look very different than many guests have planned. We at KTP will keep you informed as developments arise.

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  1. We go every year for Halloween party .What do you think Halloween parties will be like now?
    We have tickets for Oct 8 . Recived email yesterday that my Hoopty doo and other dining reservations were cancelled.

  2. I received an email from Disney that explained that they will be using a reservation system and cancelling FP+, and it also said this.

    “However, because you have valid Theme Park admission, you will have access to the Theme Park reservation system before new tickets are sold to other Guests. There’s nothing you need to do at this time. We’ll be contacting you soon with details on this new system.”

    I cancelled my reservation that was set for May 16-20 and also got my money back for tickets… Hmm… Was this a mistake on their part? Or is it because I have 3 comped tickets from a friend who is a cast member still in My Disney Experience? I do not have a reservation as of right now though. But I’ll be interested to see if they contact me about making a reservation?

  3. I will be cancelling my trip!. I also will not be paying $25K for a mess and confusion, wearing masks outside and missed greetings for my little ones. We go every 2 years but I guess our routine will change or go somewhere else.

  4. How will park entry work for us? My husband is a passholder and I’m a cast member? Will we have to visit MK alone?

  5. Hi Kenny. Supposed to be staying at BLT in Dec ‘20. So if we currently have dining plan package it will be cancelled. AND even though our 180 day window was set to open this week, now we have to wait until 60 days out to add the plan back and make reservations? Just clarifying.

    Sad day for all I’m sure! Any idea on how long this might last?

  6. Wow! Planning a November trip and was able to secure all the dining reservations we wanted about two weeks ago. Also made droid and light saber appointments, too, for my mother and daughter. Understandable but very disappointing.

  7. We missed our mid March trip. We were heartbroken. I’m not sure I want to go back for a long time. The magic is gone for now :*(
    There’s no way I’ll spend $25k, take kids there and wear masks, with social distancing, no fast passes, no dining reservations, no princess meetings, etc.

  8. Holy. Well, I guess I’m glad we got our March trip in? I’m so sad for all those who are having to drastically change their expectations. My kids’ hearts would be broken (they are too you to understand much of this but old enough to know some of what’s missing). Thanks, Kenny. I so much appreciate your insights.

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