Traveling to Disney World soon? You may be on the hunt for a hotel.
Hey guys! Fun fact: the last 24 hours have been absolutely INSANE! By now, we know YOU KNOW exactly what we’re talkin’ about!
Not only is Disney’s new reservation system is launching in mere days, but Disney has also shared that there will be no Park Hopper option for the foreseeable future and no more free MagicBands for resort guests. Mickey’s-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party has been canceled for 2020 and Food and Wine Festival is starting in July. Since there have been so many HUGE news stories, we’re scurrying around to get a few more refined details for you!
It’s no secret Disney World has REALLY been keeping us on our toes lately!
Not only have there been a ton of new announcements regarding transportation and hotel services for guests once the resorts reopen, but now that MLS and NBA players are headed to Disney World, there’s been a ton of questions over where these pro athletes will be housed!
Over the weekend, there was STILL a way to book a non-DVC room on Disney property for the reopening of Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11th and the reopening of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15th. Guests could go through Mariott’s website and book a room at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resorts.
THEN, the Swan and Dolphin’s website was updated to state that both resorts will remain closed through July 29th.
With the exception of DVC members, Disney World has stopped accepting new reservations for its hotels while it gets ready to unveil a brand new reservation system.
But over the weekend, we discovered there was still a way to book a room at Disney World! That no longer seems to be the case.
Update: As of June 8th, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin’s Website now states the resort will remain closed through July 29th, 2020.
Disney World has just dropped SO much resort news, our heads are still spinning a bit.
On top of new dining stipulations at the resorts and the virtual chat option on My Disney Experience for guests, stays at the hotels are about to see some huge changes when they re-open. But if you don’t currently have a hotel reservation, Disney World Resort currently isn’t accepting new ones.
It’s true many as workers across the country are being released from their jobs as a result of these recent events.
The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest industries hit as leisure travel and public gatherings in event spaces as well as restaurants and bars is against the law in many states right now.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Marriott will be temporarily closing.
Based in Orlando, Florida, Marriott Vacations CEO Stephen Weisz spoke on behalf of the company, stating, “Without a doubt, these shutdown decisions have been some of the most difficult and heartbreaking of my career.”