Walt Disney World Canceling All Dining Reservations, Fastpass+ Service Temporarily Unavailable

In case you missed it, this week the Walt Disney World Resort announced that its four theme parks will reopen to Guests in phases beginning July 11, pending state approval. When the theme parks reopen, Disney will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system on DisneyWorld.com that will require all guests to make a reservation in advance for theme park entry. But that's not all.

Here’s some important information to help you plan ahead:
  • New Ticket Sales and Hotel Reservations: At this time, the Walt Disney World Resort is temporarily pausing new ticket sales and Disney Resort hotel reservations so they can focus on guests with existing tickets and reservations. Existing ticket holders and Annual Passholders will be able to make a theme park reservation before new tickets are sold; Disney will be reaching out to these guests soon to provide additional details. New sales of tickets and Disney Resort hotel reservations will resume after that period of time. Theme park reservations will be limited due to attendance limitations and will be subject to availability. 
  • Dining and Experiences: In order to foster physical distancing during this time, upon reopening, some of the theme park offerings, restaurants, and other experiences such as behind-the-scenes tours will be limited in capacity, and other experiences may remain closed. As a result of limited capacity, Disney has made the difficult decision to cancel all existing dining reservations and experience bookings, including Disney dining plans included in packages, through the end of the year. The company will reopen dining and experience bookings with more limited numbers closer to when the parks reopen. The 180-day booking window will also shift to a 60-day booking window for dining and experience bookings going forward to allow Guests to make their plans closer to their visits.
  • FastPass+ Service Unavailable Until Further Notice: As a result of the COVID-19 impact, the FastPass+ service will be suspended for the time being as the parks plan to use additional queue space to manage capacity at their attractions and maintain physical distancing. Disney will automatically cancel existing FastPass+ selections and share any future updates on the service at a later date. 
  • Extra Magic Hours: Upon reopening, Extra Magic Hours will be temporarily suspended.

The Walt Disney World Resort is reaching out to guests affected by these updates with additional information and details on options, including refunds. You can visit a new “Know Before You Go” hub at DisneyWorld.com/Updates, where you can find the latest updates on our operations and offerings, including details on how to modify your plans.

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  1. This is an absolute mess. Reservation requirements, mask requirement, no fastpasses, no character meet and greets, no parades, no fireworks, shortened hours. How do I get a refund on my annual pass already paid in full?

  2. Good luck, Disney is pandering to there rich clientele.


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