Disney World has been slowly but surely announcing hotel reopening dates.
Though most of the Disney World villas and hotels have reopened, there are some we’re still waiting on. In fact, there are some that are still closed until further notice! It’s time for a status update!
Please Note: This post has been updated to reflect additional reopening dates as announced by Disney.
Open Resort Hotels
When the Disney hotels first opened in June 2020, most Disney Vacation Club locations were the first to return to business. Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort was one of these and we even stayed in a room to see how things had changed! Disney’s Contemporary Resort is open overall too!
Boulder Ridge Villas and Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge have reopened as well.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village DID reopen back in June. Neighboring Jambo House is closed to guests aside from those booking select rooms with DVC points. Very few options are open at Jambo House currently though, making guests who choose to stay here have to venture to Kidani Village for limited food and shopping. (The Uzima pool bar IS periodically open, though!)
Disney’s Beach Club Villas and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas have both reopened even though both of the hotels remain closed overall for now. Disney’s Yacht Club is the BoardWalk hotel that is completely open currently!
We took a spin around Disney’s Caribbean Beach when it opened in late July!
Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is the most recent resort to reopen after the NBA wrapped up their season!
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is open so campers, rejoice!
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa opened back in June and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has reopened overall since then, too.
While the rest of the Resort remains closed as guests rooms are receiving a Moana-inspired makeover, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows have been open since June 2020.
More DVC options that have been available include Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.
And Disney’s Pop Century Resort is one of the Value Resorts currently open to guests.
Disney’s Art of Animation Resort followed suit in providing another Value option when it reopened on November 1, 2020.
Closed Resort Hotels
Upcoming Opening Dates
Disney has also announced that the rest of Disney’s Beach Club (which includes non-Disney Vacation Club rooms) will reopen on May 30, 2021.
The remainder of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge (which includes non-Disney Vacation Club rooms) is scheduled to reopen on June 6, 2021.
And the rest of Disney’s BoardWalk Inn is scheduled to reopen on July 2, 2021. (Please Note: Disney Vacation Club’s BoardWalk Villas are currently open.)
The furthest out date that we know for other resorts reopening is for Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This resort is undergoing a major Moana-themed renovation and reservations are currently open for dates starting July 19, 2021.
No Announced Opening Date
According to the Disney website, “Given the current situation, there are some Disney 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.”
The following hotels STILL don’t have an announced reopening date:
- Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
- Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House (Disney Vacation Club’s Kidani Village is open)
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
- Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Stay tuned to DFB for the latest updates on all the Walt Disney World Resort hotels!
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