Disney announces when more of its Orlando resorts will reopen after coronavirus closure
Walt Disney World is ready to welcome back guests.
Disney's Florida theme parks have been closed since March 15 because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the company announced last month that the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom would be open for business July 11; Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopen July 15.
And, naturally, those guests are going to need places to stay. Some of the company's resort hotels reopen Monday. On Sunday, the company announced a phased reopening plan for more of its Orlando resorts.
"Given the current situation, there are some Disney Resort hotels and other areas that are not, as of this time, being scheduled for reopening yet," the company says on its website. "We will continue to evaluate the situation and reopen more locations when the environment is right to do so."
Resorts scheduled to reopen July 10:
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House
Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
When guests return, they'll be facing some changes, including a new reservation system and no park-hopping.
The company announced Friday that the new Disney Park Pass System will operate through disneyworld.com on either a desktop or mobile device, and registration through a My Disney Experience account will be required. Visitors must have a valid park ticket or an annual pass to get reservations.
The system is not yet available, but it will be rolled out before the parks reopen.
“Guests will be able to select one park per day; visiting more than one park per day will be temporarily unavailable upon the reopening of the theme parks due to attendance limitations,” according to an official Disney Parks Blog post.
Officials said tickets between family members and friends will be able to be linked.
“We hope to bring back the ability to visit more than one park per day soon,” the post said
Visitors to the park will be able to view their reservations on the My Disney Experience app. And anyone who has paid for park-hopping ability will receive reimbursement and cancellation options, Disney officials said.
Disneyland Paris also announced Monday that the park will begin its phased reopening July 15, two days ahead of Disneyland and sister theme park Disney's California Adventure in Anaheim, California. Shanghai Disneyland reopened May 11, and Hong Kong Disneyland reopened June 18. Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are set to reopen on July 1.
Contributing: Curtis Tate; The Associated Press
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