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News Walt Disney World's COVID-19 reopening plans announced - July 11

LuvtheGoof

Grill Master
Premium Member
At least at opening, guests staying at Disney resorts will not be given priority for park admission reservations.
Yes, they will. Disney has always stated this, so not sure why you think different. The big question is whether the Disney Springs hotels will get the same priority as Disney owned hotels.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
Ok, resort guests with tickets. The thing is, if you are staying off site and have tickets, too bad, as you’ll have no access to the reservation system at all initially. That’s why I said resort guests.
Well...it’s all a moving target. But I find it interesting they have adopted an “unofficial” policy of placing more value on on-property tickets as opposed to the exact same ones purchased for offsite.

That might make an interesting court case🤔
 

icc2515

Well-Known Member
But I find it interesting they have adopted an “unofficial” policy of placing more value on on-property tickets as opposed to the exact same ones purchased for offsite.
They always have. Extra Magic Hours for resort guests with the same tickets as off site. Even the phased closures do not restrict resort guests until phase 4. And it's not unofficial they did post it. See it above.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
They always have. Extra Magic Hours for resort guests with the same tickets as off site. Even the phased closures do not restrict resort guests until phase 4. And it's not unofficial they did post it. See it above.
That’s additional...that’s not really creating a scenario where a ticket can’t be used that was purchased...

Phased closings are so few and far between they were almost irrelevant...until now.
 

PREMiERdrum

Well-Known Member
I'm sure I typed this earlier in the thread, but...

Our BDM explained it this way.

First priority for park reservations will be given to onsite guests with existing tickets.

Next in line will be onsite guests without tickets. They will be able to buy new tickets attached to specific dates.

Third and Fourth, and I'm not sure in which order, will be APs and offsite guests with existing tickets.

Finally, date-assigned ticket sales can be sold to new off-site guests.

All based on capacity, of course.
 

LuvtheGoof

Grill Master
Premium Member
I'm sure I typed this earlier in the thread, but...

Our BDM explained it this way.

First priority for park reservations will be given to onsite guests with existing tickets.

Next in line will be onsite guests without tickets. They will be able to buy new tickets attached to specific dates.

Third and Fourth, and I'm not sure in which order, will be APs and offsite guests with existing tickets.

Finally, date-assigned ticket sales can be sold to new off-site guests.

All based on capacity, of course.
Thanks, that all makes sense.
 

the_rich

Well-Known Member
I'm sure I typed this earlier in the thread, but...

Our BDM explained it this way.

First priority for park reservations will be given to onsite guests with existing tickets.

Next in line will be onsite guests without tickets. They will be able to buy new tickets attached to specific dates.

Third and Fourth, and I'm not sure in which order, will be APs and offsite guests with existing tickets.

Finally, date-assigned ticket sales can be sold to new off-site guests.

All based on capacity, of course.
Can you please say this louder for the people in the back. I was told I was dense for saying this is how they would do it.
 

PREMiERdrum

Well-Known Member
First what's a BDM. Second how do they have this information. Third thanks for posting this information.

No worries.

BDM = Business Development Manager. They're Disney Travel Company employees who work with Disney travel agencies in specified regions. They can't tell you anything about new attractions or what's happening with the yeti, but they typically are plugged in on issues of packages, ticket changes, promotions, etc.
 

disneygeek90

Premium Member
I'm sure I typed this earlier in the thread, but...

Our BDM explained it this way.

First priority for park reservations will be given to onsite guests with existing tickets.

Next in line will be onsite guests without tickets. They will be able to buy new tickets attached to specific dates.

Third and Fourth, and I'm not sure in which order, will be APs and offsite guests with existing tickets.

Finally, date-assigned ticket sales can be sold to new off-site guests.

All based on capacity, of course.
Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen for APs.
 

jinx8402

Well-Known Member
Sounds like a disaster waiting to happen for APs.

I'm assuming they will have extend the APs at least through the initial parks re-opening phase, like they did with Shanghai. Just because they currently say through the "closure" doesn't mean they can't change that. Look at resort package cancellation policy. First it was through June 30, then through the closure period, but now through October 3.

Maybe they won't, but I'm sure they realize that if a majority of AP can't make a reservation in the first few months they would do this as a gesture of good faith.
 

DisneyDebRob

Well-Known Member
DeSantis also said the amount of people on ventilators who have tested positive for the virus is down 56 percent from April 15.

Sounds great, right? Until one realizes that in order to make the number of those on ventilators sound like good news, you compare it to the number from two whole months ago at its peak.

It would be more helpful to characterize the number of people on ventilators as rising or declining in the in the past two weeks so as to know if things are currently getting better or worse. For all we know, this number could be on a sharp rise, but, as long it's not the all time record, it's good news!
The spin coming from people in charge.. I feel like my head is on a Lazy Susan. Anyone young, feel free to look that up.
 

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