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Walt Disney World Announces Opening Dates for 11 More Resort Hotels

Hi everyone!

Our partner travel agency, MEI Travel & Mouse Fan Travel just posted new information about 11 additional Walt Disney World resort hotels that are scheduled to be available to booked guests this year. Until now, only Disney Vacation Club resorts and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground have been announced. Now, we have resorts such as Pop Century, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts with reopening dates (for those who have already booked) in 2020. The reopening dates are staggered into October.

Reservations for stays in 2021 will begin booking on Wednesday, June 24. Remember that with the current situation, anything can change right now. And I do recommend an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner for trips – now more than ever. MEI Travel & Mouse Fan Travel has been in business over 20 years and as a former Authorized Disney Vacation Planner myself, I really do recommend them. They can book offsite as well (including Four Seasons and Universal Orlando Hotels) in case you do want to visit the Orlando area. For Walt Disney World, the parks are scheduled to open July 11th, 2020 for Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park and then July 15th, 2020 for Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Theme Park admission and reservations are required. Read below for resort information!

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This is verbatim from Walt Disney World as posted on the MEI Travel & Mouse Fan Travel Facebook page.

“As we continue the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort, we are excited to welcome Guests back to Disney Vacation Club resorts and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, beginning June 22. This includes:

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

As we open these hotels, we are taking a measured and deliberate approach to implement a number of health and safety measures based on guidance from various governmental authorities and health agencies.

In addition, we currently plan to open the following resort hotels to booked Guests on the following dates. Please note, that given the fluidity of the current environment, these dates are subject to change and Guests’ reservations could still be modified to other resort hotels if needed.

•July 10 – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – •Jambo House, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
•July 29 – Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
•Aug. 12 – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
•Aug. 24 – Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
•Sept. 21 – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
•Oct. 1 – Disney’s BoardWalk Resort
•Oct. 14 – Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

••Guests with current reservations at impacted Disney Resort hotels can request help with modifying their reservation starting Monday June 22.
••Reservations for stays in 2021 will begin booking on Wednesday, June 24.
••Only Guests with a valid theme park ticket or Annual Pass will be able to access the Disney Park Pass reservation system.

Given the current situation, there are some resort hotels and other areas that are not, as of this time, being scheduled for reopening yet. We will continue to evaluate the situation and reopen more locations when the environment is right to do so.”

We know that is a lot of info to take in. Your Mouse Fan Travel agent is here to help you navigate through these changes. If you don’t yet have one, contact us at or head to for your free, no obligation quote today.