Disney World reopening plans continue to evolve on a day-to-day basis. Today, we have new updates to share from Disney!

On Thursday evening (5/28), Walt Disney World Resort announced some big changes that will affect all vacations booked through the end of 2020. We will go through Disney’s new updates below.

How Disney World will Reopen?

As we have mentioned before, Disney is targeting July 11 as the opening date for Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Park, and July 15th for the reopening of Epcot and Hollywood Studios.

But there’s more.

Here are the newest changes in store, as highlighted by Disney officials:

  • Park hours have changed
  • Extra Magic Hours have been suspended
  • Only a limited number of Disney resorts will be open during this stretch
  • All guests are required to make their reservations in advance for entry into the theme parks (this new reservation system is still being implemented – more details to follow)
  • Disney is canceling all existing dining reservations & experience bookings.  This includes canceling Disney Dining Plans through the end of 2020
  • A limited number of dining and experience bookings will reopen as we get closer to the time when the parks reopen
  • The booking window for dining reservations shifts from a 180-day window to now a 60-day window
  • FastPass+ reservations will be suspended
  • All existing FastPass+ selections will be canceled automatically

Start Planning a 2021 Disney World Vacation

In this changing landscape, it’s more important than ever to have a travel advisor who acts as your advocate. Disney travel agents can help you navigate your travel plans during this unprecedented time, and adjust any reservations for you.

If you need help planning and booking your next Disney vacation, please contact The Vacationeer for a free quote.  Their services are so helpful and 100% free of charge.

Thank you for reading our Disney World reopening plans update. For more Disney World vacation information, see our Disney World Crowd Calendar, Disney Resort Comparison, and How to Plan a Disney Vacation pages.

Have a magical day!