News Coronavirus (COVID-19) Walt Disney World operating status

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There are a couple of threads on the forums discussing the Coronavirus, and its possible impacts on Walt Disney World and beyond, but this threed is specifically for information and facts on actual operating conditions at Walt Disney World. Please refrain from general discussion in this thread, for that, use Coronavirus and WDW.

June 29 2020
EPCOT's Garden Grill to offer a modified character experience when it reopens on July 15

Oga's Cantina removed from the reopening line-up at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney to open Walt Disney World dining reservations for guests with prior cancellations

June 23 2020
Full listing of Walt Disney World theme park reopening dining locations

June 22 2020
Disney Parks Pass reservations begin and new availability calendar now available

Disney's Hollywood Studios is the first park to hit capacity for Disney Park Pass availability

June 19 2020
Disney announces more details on its Disney Park Pass System for Walt Disney World theme park reservations

June 18
Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2020 cancelled

An abbreviated Food and Wine Festival to debut July 15 at Epcot

Disney H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon cancelled for 2020

June 16 2020
Disney resort hotel guests can make dining reservations later this week for arrivals beginning June 22

May 29 2020
Walt Disney World lowers age requirement for wearing masks at the theme parks and Disney Springs

Florida Governor gives state approval to Walt Disney World to reopen on July 11

May 28 2020
Disney suspends FastPass and Extra Magic Hours at Walt Disney World

Disney updates website to remove notice of Walt Disney World Resort hotels reopening alongside the theme parks

Walt Disney World's theme parks to operate under significantly reduced operating hours on reopening

May 27 2020
Disney announces plans to reopen Walt Disney World theme parks from the COVID-19 shutdown

Disney Vacation Club hotels to begin reopening June 22 and more information on theme park and hotel reservations

PHOTOS - World of Disney and other Disney operated locations reopen at Disney Springs with virtual queues

Walt Disney World Resort hotels to reopen July 11

May 26 2020
Walt Disney World to announce its reopening plans Wednesday morning

May 22 2020
Mayor of Orange County expects Disney to submit reopening plans next week

Disney releases new statement on 'Planning Your Disney Parks Vacation

May 21 2020
Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation cancellations move into mid-June

Latest Walt Disney World operating hours update shows park closures extended to mid-June

May 20 2020
VIDEO - First look at the Disney Springs temperature screening checkpoints and social distancing measures

Central Florida theme parks to begin presenting reopening plans to Orange County tomorrow

May 19 2020
Full list of dining and retail locations to open at Disney Springs on May 20

May 18 2020
Everything you need to know about the Disney Springs phased reopening during COVID-19

May 16 2020
Disney updates its website to include COVID-19 warning and liability statement

Disney confirms guests at Disney Springs will require masks and temperature screening

May 15 2020
Governor Ron DeSantis further relaxes social distancing measures for Florida including at restaurants and retail

Disney reaches agreement with Union that clears the way for recalling Cast Members to work at Walt Disney World

Planet Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich and Chicken Guy to reopen May 20 at Disney Springs

May 14 2020
Guests with Walt Disney World hotel reservations for early June being notified of cancellations

Latest confirmed reopenings for Disney Springs dining from May 20

May 13 2020
Morimoto Asia, Pizza Ponte, and Vivoli il Gelato to reopen at Disney Springs on May 22

May 12 2020
Disney Senior Vice President tells Task Force that July resort bookings does not mean the parks will be open

May 11 2020
Disney CEO Bob Chapek talks to CNBC and confirms masks likely for Cast Members and Guests at Walt Disney World

May 8 2020
Walt Disney World now only accepting reservations from July 1 and Florida Resident Discover Disney Tickets extended

May 7 2020
Disney Springs will begin phased reopening on May 20 - the first step in Walt Disney World's recovery from COVID-19

May 5 2020
Disney CEO Bob Chapek comments on reopening the theme parks - 'cautious, sensible and deliberate approach'

Disney releases statement on reopening the parks

May 4 2020
VIDEO - Walt Disney World SVP tells Task Force that Disney has nothing to share at this time on reopening and June 1 bookings may not mean a June opening

First signs of a Disney Springs reopening as one of the parking garages reopens for Cast Member

April 29 2020
Florida Governor announces plans to reopen the state

April 28 2020
Gov. Ron DeSantis to announce plans to reopen Florida

April 18 2020
Latest COVID-19 models show Florida may be able to relax social distancing from June 1

April 17 2020
Updated Walt Disney World operating hours show park closures extended further into May

April 16 2020
Disney announces details on how to receive partial refunds on Annual Passes

April 11 2020
Unions agree deal with Disney on the future of 43000 Walt Disney World Cast Members due to COVID-19 furloughs

April 8 2020
Official calendars now show Walt Disney World theme parks closed through May 2

Musician's Union and Walt Disney World agree on represented Cast Members beginning furlough on April 19

April 6 2020
Walt Disney World Fall College Program cancelled along with the Cultural Representative Program

Latest COVID-19 models move the peak impacts in Florida to mid-April as Disney continues to look towards reopening

April 3 2020
Disney to begin short-term furlough for executive, salaried and non-union hourly Cast Members from April 19

Walt Disney World to offer annual pass partial refunds and postpone payments on the monthly payment plan

March 30 2020
Walt Disney World salaried Cast Members to be paid through to April 18

Walt Disney Co. executives will take a pay reduction according to reports

March 29 2020
United States extends social distancing guidelines to April 30 with Walt Disney World set to be closed for at least another month

Walt Disney World now accepting reservations from June 1 and later and offers Free Dining Plan

March 28 2020
Disney Vacation Club writes to members with details of temporary cancellation policy

March 27 2020
Walt Disney World theme parks closed until further notice

Shades of Green at Walt Disney World to remain closed through May 15

Disney still to announce an extension to park closures as 'Stay at Home' orders come into effect

March 26 2020
Osceola County to join Orange County in 'stay at home' order covering all of Walt Disney World property

March 25 2020
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin now fully closed

March 24 2020
Universal to remain closed through at least April 19, Disney expected to also remain closed beyond previously announced dates

Four Seasons Resort at Walt Disney World closure begins today

March 23 2020
Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawai'i to close due to coronavirus

Golf courses remain open for business at Walt Disney World

March 20 2020
runDisney cancels the 2020 Star Wars Rival Run Weekend planned for April 16 at Walt Disney World

March 19 2020
Update on Walt Disney World MagicBand shipping and orders

PHOTOS - Construction on some new projects comes to a halt at Walt Disney World

March 18 2020
Disney still to make decision on runDisney Star Wars Rival Run Weekend

PHOTOS - All Walt Disney World transportation services now suspended

March 17 2020
Cirque du Soleil confirms the suspension of Drawn to Life previews at Disney Springs

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin remains open but moves all operations to the Swan

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort added to hotel closure list for Friday

Florida introduces state-wide closure of bars and introduces restrictions to restaurant operations

PHOTOS - Handful of stores and restaurants open at Disney Springs today

March 16 2020
Walt Disney World Resort hotels to close along with much of Disney Springs

March 15 2020
Character appearances to continue at resort restaurants but interaction to be limited

March 14 2020
UK and Ireland added to US travel ban, and Disney College Program Cast Members to return home

Walt Disney World transportation impacts to begin Monday March 16

March 12 2020
Walt Disney World to close theme parks at the end of March 15 through the end of March

March 11 2020
All travel to the US suspended for 30 days with the exception of the UK - begins Friday March 13 2020.

March 9 2020

All Walt Disney World theme parks are operating as normal, as Disney monitors the situation. There are currently no operational impacts.

Purell hand sanitizer stations are deployed through the parks, resorts and Disney Springs.


Disney Cruise Line is modifying its cancellation policy to accommodate guest requirements.


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