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List of Guest Experiences and Tours Returning to Walt Disney World

List of Guest Experiences and Tours Returning to Walt Disney World experiences and tours

Disney World is opening select experiences and tours to guests who had to cancel due to the COVID-19 closure.

Guests who had an active experience reservation between May 28 and September 2, 2020 that was cancelled due to the temporary closure of Walt Disney World Resort will have the opportunity to make a new experience reservation beginning June 30 up to 60 days in advance of their arrival.

Eligible Guests with experience reservations previously cancelled due to the closure can call (407) 939-6690 to make reservations for available offerings. Eligible Disney Vacation Club Members can call Member Services at (800) 800-9800 for reservations.

The following experiences will be available:

Magic Kingdom Park:

  • Capture Your Moment photo experience

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Droid Depot

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels:

  • Ft. Wilderness Archery Experience
  • Horseback riding
  • Wilderness Back Trail Adventure
  • Fishing excursions
  • Private pool cabanas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Will you be making reservations for one of these experiences?

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DVC Moonlight Magic events cancelled for 2020

DVC Moonlight Magic events cancelled for 2020 Moonlight Magic

The Walt Disney company released an update to let DVC members know that the rest of this year’s Moonlight Magic events will be canceled. Disney Vacation Members were notified months ago that the previous Moonlight Magic event nights would be delayed until this summer. The rescheduled dates were listed for the months of June through August, but now Disney confirms how we won’t see the DVC events return at all for 2020.

We have attended some of these Moonlight Magic events in the past and they were quite a blast! You can read the following description to see what was offered during these DVC events:

Enjoy an evening of enchantment, entertainment and more as a theme park becomes your playground.

During a Moonlight Magic event, Members can visit a select theme park for an after-hours celebration. While attendees may get a jump start on the fun by mixing in with the regular crowd earlier in the evening, the real magic happens after the park has closed to the public.

It’s then that privileged partiers can:

  • Enjoy shorter-than-usual wait times on popular attractions
  • Meet some Disney Characters
  • Savor complimentary refreshments
  • Let loose at high-energy dance parties

Hopefully we will return to see these event nights in 2021!

Source: Disney Vacation Club

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Several Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Events in Disney World Have Been Canceled!

One of the perks available to Disney Vacation Club Members is the opportunity to attend Moonlight Magic events.

Several Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Events in Disney World Have Been Canceled!

Spaceship Earth

These are after-hours events where DVC members can ride attractions with shorter wait times, meet characters, indulge in complimentary snacks and drinks, and attend dance parties!

While the Disney World parks are set to reopen in July, some offerings and entertainment will be temporarily suspended. For example, the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party events have been canceled this year.

Several Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Events in Disney World Have Been Canceled!

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party in Magic Kingdom

And, for the safety of both guests and Cast Members, Disney has announced that the Moonlight Magic events scheduled during the months of June, July, and August have been canceled.

Several Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Events in Disney World Have Been Canceled!

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There are currently Moonlight Magic events scheduled at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on September 15th, September 22nd, and October 6, 2020. Currently, these event dates have NOT been canceled, however, that is subject to change as Disney continues to monitor the situation.

Several Disney Vacation Club Moonlight Magic Events in Disney World Have Been Canceled!

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We’ll continue to keep an eye out for any updates or announcements regarding the remaining Moonlight Magic dates in 2020!

Did you have plans to attend one of these Moonlight Magic events? Let us know in the comments!

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PHOTOS – COVID Safety Precautions Inside a Disney Deluxe Villa

“Welcome Home” is a phrase that used to be very special to me. As a Disney Vacation Club Cast Member for years it was a special phrase reserved for DVC Members. Then Disney began rolling it out everywhere, and its meaning lost its luster. Well, now that select Disney Vacation Club Resorts have reopened yesterday, “Welcome Home” is once again very special.

You may be wondering what it is like inside the DVC accommodations now that cleanliness and health is of the absolute most importance. Take a look at some of our photos as our field research team checked into a Bay Lake Tower Deluxe Studio for the first night of regular operations at Disney’s Bay Lake Tower.

Here are some of the highlights of the precautions taken inside the rooms. These are similar to measures that other big hotel brands around the country are taking as well.

  • Decorative linens and pillows have been removed
  • Utensils are still in the room, with extra cleaning measures taken
  • Plates, bowls, and cups are disposable and individually wrapped
  • Remote controls are sanitized and wrapped
  • A sign in the kitchenette area points out high contact areas at which extra cleaning has taken place
  • A letter is included that describes the cleanliness measures and amenities available
  • Certain extra amenities, like a pack and play crib or high chair, are no longer in the closets, but are available by request
PHOTOS – COVID Safety Precautions Inside a Disney Deluxe Villa
Welcome Home Cleanliness and Amenity Letter Bay Lake Tower Studio
PHOTOS – COVID Safety Precautions Inside a Disney Deluxe Villa
Bay Lake Tower Studio Bed and Couch Lack of Extra Linens June 2020
PHOTOS – COVID Safety Precautions Inside a Disney Deluxe Villa
Bay Lake Tower Studio Bed Lack of Extra Linens June 2020
PHOTOS – COVID Safety Precautions Inside a Disney Deluxe Villa
Utensils and Coffee Condiments
PHOTOS – COVID Safety Precautions Inside a Disney Deluxe Villa
Individually Wrapped Cups Plates and Bowls Bay Lake Tower Studio
PHOTOS – COVID Safety Precautions Inside a Disney Deluxe Villa
Enhanced Cleaning Sign inside Bay Lake Tower Studio
PHOTOS – COVID Safety Precautions Inside a Disney Deluxe Villa
Covered Remotes in Bay Lake Tower Studio June 2020

If you’re researching for your potential Walt Disney World vacation then check out our free TouringPlans Room Finder. This tool will help you find the ideal rooms for your stay based on your specific needs such as views or proximity to the elevator.

What do you think of some of the changes inside the rooms?

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NEWS: Disney Releases a Statement On the Reopening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

The many questions we have about Disney World’s reopening are starting to get some answers!

NEWS: Disney Releases a Statement On the Reopening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

Animal Kingdom Lodge

We’re just a few days out from the reopening of several Disney Vacation Club resort hotels in Disney World. Recently, we noticed that DVC members COULD book at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House, despite it not being listed as one of the resorts opening on June 22nd. Now, we have some new information.

Disney added a new statement to the Jambo House page on the Disney Vacation Club site that explains the situation. Jambo House will NOT be opening in the initial stage on June 22nd. Instead, those with existing reservations will have their bookings transferred to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village. As capacities grow, Jambo House will eventually reopen to accommodate.

NEWS: Disney Releases a Statement On the Reopening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

Jambo House Statement

The statement also notes that when Jambo House does reopen, some amenities and restaurants may remain closed until the full reopening of Animal Kingdom Lodge. Dining and merchandise locations will be open at Kidani Village, though.

NEWS: Disney Releases a Statement On the Reopening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

Animal Kingdom Lodge

We’ll be keeping a close eye on all the newest information about the resort hotels and we’ll be reporting LIVE from reopening day on June 22nd. Stay tuned to DFB for all of the latest updates!

Hoping for a stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House? Tell us in the comments!

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House will not be opening on June 22nd

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House will not be opening on June 22nd Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge - Jambo House

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House will not be opening on June 22nd!

In a post on the DVC website guests who were scheduled to stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House will be moved over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.

As Disney Vacation Club Resorts at Walt Disney World prepare to reopen on June 22nd, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House will not be open during this initial period. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village will initially welcome home Members and Guests.

Member Services will contact Members with confirmed reservations at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House to transfer their existing reservations to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village.

Over time, as the volume of reservations increase, inventory will be expanded to include Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House. Upon the reopening of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House, some amenities such as restaurants and merchandise locations will likely remain closed until the rest of the Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge opens.

However, at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village, merchandise locations and restaurants will be available.

Learn more about new measures at Walt Disney World Resort hotel locations.

If you have a reservation at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House expect to receive a phone call or email from Disney very soon…

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Tables in Wonderland Memberships will be Extended for the Number of Days the Parks are Closed

We’ve got good news for Tables in Wonderland members. Despite the Disney World parks being closed, Tables in Wonderland memberships will be extended the number of days the parks are closed.

Tables in Wonderland is a dining discount program for Annual Passholders, Florida residents, and Disney Vacation Club members. It is good for 20 percent off food and beverage at a number of Walt Disney World Resort hotel and theme park restaurants and lounges. The discount is good for up to 10 guests in your party.

Members also receive special dining offers, invitations to special dining events, and complimentary Resort hotel valet and theme park parking for dining purposes.

Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom reopen July 11 with Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios following on July 15. TIW members will be able to use their discount again soon!

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BREAKING NEWS: How your Disney World Hotel Experience Will Be VERY DIFFERENT This Summer

If you’re planning on going to Walt Disney World when it reopens on July 11th and are staying at a Disney-owned resort hotel, one of the BIGGEST questions on your mind is probably: What resort services WILL and WON’T be available?

Riviera Resort Pool

According to new updates on Walt Disney World’s official website first spotted by theme park reporter Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) on Twitter, certain hotel services will be modified or unavailable during the initial reopening phase.

We just shared that Disney will be requiring guests to have a confirmed Disney hotel reservation or a confirmed dining reservation (if not staying overnight) to visit the resort hotels.

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

You might want to reconsider plans for casual resort hopping for now!

Click here to learn more about the new requirements to get into a Disney hotel when they reopen

Disney’s Magical Express

If you’re flying into the Orlando International Airport, there’s good news: complimentary airport transportation via Disney’s Magical Express service WILL still be available!

Disney’s Magical Express Bus

Just make sure you give Disney the most up-to-date information about your stay by contacting your room reservation booking agent or calling 407-939-1936.

Check-In Services

Disney is strongly encouraging guests use online check-in, either on Disney’s website or using the My Disney Experience app. However, standard check-in will be available and guests whose MagicBands are shipped to the resort will be able to pick them up at the front desk as well as unlock their room via My Disney Experience’s digital key feature.

Disney is encouraging online check-in

Guests will also be automatically checked out, so there is no need to visit the front desk when leaving the resort.

What Experiences Will NOT Be Available

Some classic parts of the Disney hotel experience will NOT be available upon reopening. Arcades, campfires, character experiences, dog parks, the Electrical Water Pageant, Marina rentals, Pin trading, Playgrounds, Spas, salons, and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique will not be operating initially.

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Fireworks voyages and tasting cruises, the Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare, hula lessons, in-room childcare services, mermaid school, and other special classes and programs will also be unavailable.

Happily Ever After Fireworks From the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage

While Disney guests are typically able to book to in-room celebrations and use dry-cleaning services, bell services, and more, according to Disney some of those will be modified and unavailable. Changes to hotel amenities include:

  • Bell Services are still able to deliver luggage to rooms, but will not escort guests to their rooms
  • Club-level service will be temporarily unavailable
  • Deliveries will only be made to occupied rooms
  • In-room celebrations will not be available
  • Dry-cleaning and valet laundry services will be temporarily unavailable; self-service laundry will remain available
  • Shipping services will be temporarily unavailable
  • Resort airline check-in service may be temporarily unavailable

What hotel services are not available when Disney World reopens

What Pools and Fitness Centers Will Look Like

Other MAJOR changes include pool hour operations. Feature pools may operate with reduced hours and pools will be operating with limited capacity to enforce social distancing. However, leisure pools will be open 24 hours a day.

Guests at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts will notice Stormalong Bay will not be available during the initial reopening period. Instead, they will be able to use the leisure pool at Beach Club.

Stormalong Bay

Concerning the fitness centers, Disney has stated that these spaces will reopen according to state and county regulations and may have reduced hours and capacity, and instructor-led fitness classes will not be available. Sporty folks aren’t all out of luck! Fitness and sports courts will be open, with physical distancing in place.

Housekeeping Changes

One of the BIGGEST questions Disney hotel guests this summer will have is: How clean will my hotel and room be?

Room at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

In addition to increasing cleaning in high-traffic areas (think elevators, escalators, benches, tables, etc.), Disney is also giving rooms a “thorough cleaning” before your arrival. Specifically, they mention paying special attention to high-touch areas like TV remotes and door handles, and steam-cleaning and vacuuming floors between guests. Furthermore, housekeeping tools will be cleaned between rooms.

Housekeeping policies

Rooms will receive a light cleaning service every other day of your stay, which will include: Removal of trash and used towels, replenishment of towels and amenities throughout the room and bathroom, wiping and cleaning of the vanity and counter surfaces, and vacuuming if needed. However, you can decline every-other-day service.

Disney World housekeeping changes for reopening

There will be extra linens and towels wrapped in single-use packaging, individually-wrapped glassware, double-cased pillows, and additional items that have been cleaned and wrapped in single-use packaging in your room before your arrival.

Disney Vacation Club Members will receive service on the fourth and eighth days of their stay, unless declined.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

There are TONS of changes regarding Disney World hotels, and there are bound to be plenty more in the coming weeks! Be sure to keep checking Disney Food Blog, where we’ll give you ALL the latest info you need to know before the Disney World theme parks reopen.

Click here to see changes announced to dining when Disney World reopens!

Will these changes at Disney hotels affect your decision to visit this summer? Let us know in the comments!

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More Disney Vacation Club Details Released — Including ANOTHER Extension of Their Temporary DVC Points Policy!

Now that Disney World’s theme parks have proposed a reopening date of July 11th and July 15th, several Disney World hotels have also confirmed they’ll be reopening starting in June for Disney Vacation Club Members.

Disney Vacation Club Kiosk at Animal Kingdom

The purchasing of park tickets and hotel reservations has been temporarily paused while Disney World prepares its new reservation system, but we did just receive an email from Disney with additional information for DVC guests.

Disney Vacation Club (DVC) properties at Walt Disney World and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will begin to reopen to members and guests on June 22nd. Additionally, DVC properties in Vero Beach, Florida, and Hilton Head, South Carolina will reopen on June 15th.

Spare Tire Covers at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort

Disney has shared the following safety measures will be implemented upon guests’ arrival:

  • Enhanced cleaning of all rooms prior to arrival, including additional measures for dishware and appliances for Disney Vacation Club units, along with the standard Disney Vacation Club housekeeping services during your stay
  • Increased cleaning and sanitization in high-traffic areas
  • New hand-sanitizing stations in key areas
  • Physical distancing at restaurants, lobbies, pools, fitness centers and other public areas, including reducing capacity where appropriate

Disney is also strongly encouraging guests to utilize mobile check-in via the My Disney Experience app as well as contactless forms of payment while on property. All Cast Members and guests will also be required to wear face masks in public areas of the hotels for the duration of their stay.

Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Reopening dates for The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa as well as Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina Hawai’i have not been determined yet, but Disney will be providing updates about those resorts as soon as information becomes available.

Aulani Resort

Finally, for DVC guests concerned about their unused points, Disney is changing and extending their temporary policies regarding expiring points again.

According to Disney, “April, June, and now August, September, and October 2019 Use Year points that are set to expire in 2020 and that were used for reservations during the closure period will be extended for one year from the current expiration date.”

DVC Suitcase

You can review Disney’s former temporary DVC refund policy here!

“Additionally, April, June and now August, September and October 2018 Use Year points that were banked into 2019 Use Years and used for these reservations will now all expire November 30, 2020. This temporary policy only includes expiring points that were used to book a stay arriving between March 12 and the end of the closure period and that involve a reservation cancelled after February 29.”

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Grand Floridian Resort in Disney World

We’ll provide you with any and all additional details regarding Disney World’s phased reopening plan for its theme parks and hotels as soon as more information becomes available, so stay tuned!

Learn more about Disney World’s proposed reopening plan for July here!

Are you a Disney Vacation Club member? Let us know if any of your vacation plans have been impacted by the parks’ temporary closure in the comments below.

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NEWS! Face Coverings Will Be Required in Public Areas at Disney Vacation Club Hotels

We learned today that in addition to the Disney World theme parks preparing to open this July, Disney Vacation Club Resorts will be reopening to its Members and guests on June 22In addition, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort will reopen on June 15.

Saratoga Springs Resort

Ahead of the resorts opening, Disney sent an email to its Vacation Club members outlining several new measurements that will be in place when the properties reopen in just a few weeks.

It was noted that, “all Members and guests will be asked to wear face coverings in public resort areas while not eating or drinking and to respect physical distancing.”

Riviera Resort Pool

While news of these face coverings protocol doesn’t come as a terribly huge surprise, it further adds to the stringent health and safety procedures that Disney will have in place to ensure the safety of their guests and Cast Members.

Required Measures sign

In addition to the required face coverings, other safety protocols will be in place, including increased sanitation efforts in each room prior to the guest’s arrival. Physical distancing will also be implemented across resort properties, in areas like “lobbies, pools, fitness centers, and other public areas.”

Are you a Disney Vacation Club Member? What do you think of these new health and safety guidelines when the resorts reopen? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Disney Vacation Club Phased Reopening Announcement

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In an email, to Disney Vacation Club Members Terri A. Schultz Senior Vice President of DVC shares with us more information on what to expect when Disney World reopens this July.

Let’s take a look…

Dear Disney Vacation Club Member,

A little more than two months ago, I shared with you the details of our company’s plans to temporarily close our parks and resorts, pause cruises and make other changes because of COVID-19. While this time apart has been challenging for all of us, physical-distancing efforts around the globe have helped slow the spread of the virus and have allowed Disney to plan for a gradual reopening.

We began earlier this month with the phased reopening of Shanghai Disneyland and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. Today, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced additional plans including the expected reopening of Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort on June 15 and all Disney Vacation Club properties at the Walt Disney World Resort on June 22.

This is fantastic news and yet another positive step forward – for our Members, guests and our Disney teams.

As we prepare to welcome you home, we have assessed every aspect of the resort experience – from pre-arrival to housekeeping to recreation – with your safety and that of our Cast Members as our top priority. A summary of what you can expect during your next visit is posted here. Some of the operational adjustments include:

  • Enhanced cleaning of all rooms prior to arrival, including additional measures for dishware and appliances for Disney Vacation Club units, along with the standard Disney Vacation Club housekeeping services during your stay
  • Increased cleaning and sanitization in high-traffic areas
  • New hand-sanitizing stations in key areas
  • Physical distancing at restaurants, lobbies, pools, fitness centers, and other public areas, including reducing capacity where appropriate

Our Members and guests will also play an important role in helping prevent the spread of illness. Like our Cast, all Members and guests will be asked to wear face coverings in public resort areas when not eating or drinking and to respect physical distancing. Members and guests are also strongly encouraged to check in remotely through the My Disney Experience app, frequently wash their hands and use cashless payment options. More details about these operational adjustments, including offerings that may remain temporarily suspended at individual resorts, are available online at disneyworld.com. While these adjustments may make the places you call “home” feel a little different for the time being, we will continue to make adjustments as the situation evolves.

As you may be aware, it was also announced today that Walt Disney World Resort submitted a proposal to government officials in Florida describing our approach for a phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort theme parks planned to begin on July 11. Reopening dates for The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa as well as Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas, Ko Olina Hawai’i have not been determined, and we will share updates about those resorts just as soon as we’re able. Members wishing to alter their existing resort reservations may do so online at disneyvacationclub.com or contact Member Services for assistance.

Finally, as part of our continued efforts to provide flexibility during these uncertain times, we are further changing and extending our temporary policies regarding expiring points. April, June and now August, September and October 2019 Use Year points that are set to expire in 2020 and that were used for reservations during the closure period will be extended for one year from the current expiration date. Additionally, April, June and now August, September and October 2018 Use Year points that were banked into 2019 Use Years and used for these reservations will now all expire November 30, 2020. This temporary policy only includes expiring points that were used to book a stay arriving between March 12 and the end of the closure period and that involve a reservation canceled after February 29. Additional information on these policies is available at disneyvacationclub.com.

All of us at Disney Vacation Club thank you, not only for your patience and understanding but for the many well-wishes we’ve received during our closure. The reopening of these resorts is an encouraging step forward, and our Cast couldn’t be happier to welcome you home. To borrow words from a familiar tune, there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow, and tomorrow is just a dream away!

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NEWS! Walt Disney World Hotels Reopening DATES and Details Announced

This morning Disney World presented a proposal for a phased reopening of the parks starting July 11th.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s proposal included a lot of details about the expectations for reopening, but it did not touch on the reopening dates for resorts or Disney Vacation Club Properties. Shortly after the presentation though, Disney posted reopening dates for Disney Vacation Club properties at Disney World and more. Here are all of the current details.

Disney has shared that “pending approval from government officials, the phased reopening plans we submitted calls for Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney Resort hotels to open beginning July 11 for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15.”

According to the Disney World website, Disney Vacation Club (DVC) properties at Walt Disney World and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will begin to reopen to members and guests on June 22nd. DVC properties in Vero Beach, Florida, and Hilton Head, South Carolina will reopen on June 15th.

Disney World Screenshot

As of now, Disney has not released information on whether all of the resorts will open at once in Disney World or if they will open in phases. Regardless, they note that Disney resort hotel offerings may be modified, limited in capacity, and subject to availability or closure.

Welcome to Fort Wilderness!

Disney has also shared that they are temporarily pausing new ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel reservations so that they can focus on those with existing tickets and reservations at this time. DVC members can still make new reservations. “Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make reservation requests in phases before new tickets are sold; we’ll be reaching out to these guests soon to provide additional details.” Ticket sales and hotel reservations will resume after this period of time.

Keep an eye on DFB for updates about further reopenings in Disney World and click the links below for more information on the historic Disney World closure.

Will you be looking to stay at a DVC resort in June? Tell us in the comments! 

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Select Disney Vacation Club Resorts to Open This June

Today, the Walt Disney World Resort shared their initial plans for reopening the theme parks to the Orange County Economic Task Force. With a proposed reopening of July 11 for both Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom and July 15 for Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot, the question that was quickly asked is what about the resorts. Well, we have a bit more information regarding that piece of the puzzle.

According to the Disney Parks Blog, at this time, due to the fact that the parks will see reduced capacity when they officially let Guests return, the Walt Disney World Resort is temporarily pausing new Disney Resort hotel reservations so that there can be a focus on those Guests with existing tickets and reservations. With that being said, beginning June 22, Disney Vacation Club resorts at Walt Disney World will reopen to members and Guests, as well as Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. For those who would like to visit some of the other Disney Vacation Club resorts in either Vero Beach, Florida, and Hilton Head, South Carolina, they will be re-opening to members and Guests starting on June 15.

For those looking to stay at the Walt Disney World Resort Hotels overall, they will officially reopen on July 11.

To keep Guests as safe as possible, plans will be put in place to support required physical distancing. In addition, there will be enhanced cleaning measures, along with a number of other safety and cleanliness protocols that will be implemented as part of this planned phased reopening based upon applicable guidance from health authorities and government agencies. Also, Cast Members as well as guests 3 years of age and older will be required to wear appropriate face coverings not only in the theme parks, but also in common areas of resort hotels.

Additional information on enhanced health and safety measures and operational changes for reopening locations will be shared soon. Do keep in mind that these policies are subject to change as conditions are monitored and updated guidance has been received from health and government authorities.

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NEWS! Disneyland Releases More Details About New Vacation Club Tower

From new attractions to park makeovers, Disney has its hands full with the amount of construction planned over the next few years.

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A while ago, Disneyland had proposed a Four Diamond hotel that would be placed inside Downtown Disney. When the idea was scrapped back in 2018, plans for a new Disney Vacation Club time-share tower started to form in 2019.

And, according to the Orange County Register, the new Disney Vacation Club time-share tower is still in the works for the Disneyland Hotel.

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During an Anaheim town hall webinar, Disney revealed more details about the tower that is projected to open in 2023 (even though the current closures might push that date back).

Disney stated that “As with all projects, this proposed plan will go through a series of reviews as part of the project approval process with the city of Anaheim. Right now, we are in the entitlement process with the city, which is a continuation of an application submitted back on November 22, 2019.”

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While we already know that there will be two multi-level Grand Villas on top of the tower along with a Mickey-shaped spa and outdoor pool bar, the Disney Vacation Tower will also have 350 rooms for guests. In comparison, the amount of rooms is pretty close to the size of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn with 378 rooms in Disney World.

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In the town hall meeting, Disney also shared that the Disney Vacation Club complex would be arranged in an L-shape with a 12-story tower at the front and a 5-story tiered section in the back. There will also be poolside garden units and “interactive water features.”

As a courtesy to the residents of Walnut Street where the tower will be built, Disney will also put up a sound wall west of the pool to dampen the overall noise.

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Disneyland has not released an updated timeline for construction, but Orange County was just cleared to move into “full stage two” of California’s reopening plan.We will keep you updated with more information and news on the tower.

What are you excited to do the most in Disneyland when the parks re-open? Let us know in the comments below!

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Disneyland Reveals Plans for New DVC Property at the Disneyland Hotel

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Earlier this year we shared info on the Disneyland Resort‘s plans to build a DVC tower at the Disneyland Hotel. Today we have new details on this Disney Vacation Club tower.

Here’s what we know:

  • The look of the new DVC tower will be in keeping with the retro look of the resort. It will be designed in such a way that it won’t be obtrusive to local residents.
  • The new tower will feature a spa, a pool, and some type of interactive water feature.
  • The tower will have 12 stories and an L-shaped design.
  • There is currently no timeline for completion, but the City of Anaheim is currently reviewing construction proposals. It was previously scheduled to open in 2023.

Twitter account @MagicAndWalnut shared that they, and local residents, were invited to a town hall webinar where details about the Disneyland Resort construction project were shared.

Magic & Walnut also shared a map that shows exactly where the new addition will be in the Disneyland Hotel complex. It appears that the 12-story hotel tower will sit in front of a single-story pool area and will be located next to the Frontier Tower.

This tower will be the second DVC property in California with Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa being the first. The tower will most likely be named after a section of Disneyland Park like the other three Disneyland Hotel towers.

While there is no set timeline for the project, The Walt Disney Company recently filed a construction permit for both demolition and construction for this project.

Are you looking forward to having another DVC property in Anaheim?

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