Guests who have trips planned in the next couple of months have been waiting to hear Disney’s decision on reopening. Today Disney answered that question.
Disney has announced on both U.S. parks’ websites that they will remain closed until further notice. This is in response to the fast spreading coronavirus and their attempt to help to stop the spread. Originally the parks were only going to be closed until the end of the month, but given the circumstances Disney has had to push that date to an unknown.
See the announcements below for both Disney World and Disneyland.
If you have a reservation planned during the closure period and don’t cancel it Disney will automatically cancel it. Whether you cancel or Disney cancels, they’ll refund you for the amount you have paid (minus any third party fees). The same is true for special event tickets and prepaid meals that were reserved for the time of the closure. If you purchased tickets separately for dates during the closure they will be automatically extended to use any date through December 15, 2020. If you can’t visit by the extended date Disney will let you apply the value of the wholly unused ticket toward the future purchase of a ticket.
These are crazy times right now. None of us ever thought we would see the day where Disney would close their parks for so long. I honestly have no idea when they will open again. I’m hoping for the summer, but that might just be wishful thinking.
What’s important right now though is that everyone stays safe and healthy. So while you are staying home watch lots of Disney movies, look at all your Disney pictures and videos from trips, and keep the magic going until the parks open. I wrote something up that lists ideas of how to bring the magic to you during this time, you can find that here. Check it out and see if there’s anything you want to try. 🙂
Thanks for reading and stay healthy!