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

JusticeDisney

Premium Member
They don't need "all". They just need some. And any would result in some benefit to the issue with DVC points over stock, even if just a small amount.
Yup, and as long as they aren’t forcing people to keep their reservations during these couple of weeks I’m fine with that. If someone wants to just come and chill at a quiet DVC resort with nothing open around them, more power to them. If, on the other hand, they force people to keep their reservations when all the parks and other resorts are closed, well that’s just pathetic.
 

JusticeDisney

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I don't think he's assuming anything. He's saying there are a lot of people that go and use their DVC with the parks as an afterthought. That's different from giving a percentage or saying most would be happy. Also don't you think the main building with the gift shop, mail, convenience/food, and walk through to buses will be open at Beach Club? I don't know for sure either way but I've seen nothing yet to indicate it won't be open at all.
To say that there are a lot of people that prefer something is a bit of an assumption, but I get your point. As to the “main building” being open, all I can say is I have seen nothing so far indicating that it would be. Indeed, the non-DVC resorts have been announced closed until July 11. Now, does that mean the restaurants and shops and other amenities in them will be open nevertheless? Seems doubtful to me but I could certainly be wrong.
 

WondersOfLife

Blink, blink. Breathe, breathe. Day in, day out.
Again only speculation, but I read somewhere that they are giving DVC members and their guests first dibs on park reservations. Of course, nothing has been officially released to that effect by Disney. It's a mess regardless. Where did you end up booking?
Yea people have been “reading” everything about all things. Tired of it honestly.

All-Star Music is what we picked. Hopefully it opens!
 

jaxonp

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I have a reservation in August at Bay Lake Tower. Everyone in our group is AP.. are we guaranteed access into the parks during our stay? Has this info been released somewhere?
 

donsullivan

Premium Member
I have a reservation in August at Bay Lake Tower. Everyone in our group is AP.. are we guaranteed access into the parks during our stay? Has this info been released somewhere?
We do not know all the details of how the reservation model will work yet other than statements that reservations will be required. Those details are likely to come out in the upcoming weeks.
 

mickeymiss

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Well I sure Am happy I purchased The deposit for my reservation literally RIGHT after they announced the plans. Because now they’ve put a hold on new tickets!

We paid in full an hour or so after the announcement. It wasn't due until 7/6. I will be crushed if they void my reservation because we didn't fully pay before the announcement. Most people use that pay later option and I was using it strictly to avoid being 5k in the hole for a park that wasn't sure to open yet. Boy oh boy.
 

bdearl41

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Hello guys,

The reopening plan I honestly do not see logical, too preventive.

1.- Elimination of parades.
2.- Elimination of fireworks.
3.- Elimination of characters meet and greet.
4.- Elimination of park hopper with park reservations.
5.- Elimination of number of buses, monorail, etc.
6.- Fewer opening hours of each park. three hours less in magic kingdom, two hours less in Animal, two and a half in total in Hollywood and two in EPCOT.
7.- Changes in health insurance included in our reservations excluding COVID 19
8.- Reduction of the Halloween party predictably to its minimum expression.
9.- Elimination of the buffet of characters.
10.- Exaggerated loss of freedom of movement.
11.- Resort pools closed.

They are making a mistake, if they keep that will be the ruin of disneyworld, it is not sustainable to travel to Disneyworld like this.

What do You think?

Thanks
I think too it’s improved remember this is initial. I believe Disney probably has plans and the incentive to get a lot of these aspect back as quickly as possible. Most of these rules probably won’t last into September. They certainly seem to be planning cautiously to start with goals of getting back or close to back to normal operations as soon as they can without bad press
 

jt04

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A huge change in policy is inevitable despite not being mentioned in their reopening presentation or blog posts (after being floated by Disney weeks ago in the CMO press release)? I doubt it...and I certainly hope not, since there's no evidence Disney could successfully roll virtual queues out in a month.

They're making enough changes to park operations. Throwing virtual queues on top would be nuts.

Agreed in the short term.
 

jt04

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A huge change in policy is inevitable despite not being mentioned in their reopening presentation or blog posts (after being floated by Disney weeks ago in the CMO press release)? I doubt it...and I certainly hope not, since there's no evidence Disney could successfully roll virtual queues out in a month.

They're making enough changes to park operations. Throwing virtual queues on top would be nuts.

I took from the comments that reservations may be here to stay. With VQs to follow. IMO.
 

LUVMCO

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Does anyone know what the rules are during the phases in Florida? What happens in phase 2 and 3.
 

LUVMCO

Well-Known Member
Again only speculation, but I read somewhere that they are giving DVC members and their guests first dibs on park reservations. Of course, nothing has been officially released to that effect by Disney. It's a mess regardless. Where did you end up booking?
I would think they would give DVC and resort reservations priority at 60 days just like they do with fast pass system. Then it would go to the thirty days first come first serve.
 

wdw71fan

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Pretty sure the quick service will be opening at all of the DVC resorts will be interesting to say the least.

The good news is as things go they can go and adjust further openings later this summer.

I was speaking on the grander scale.. not just the DVC resorts..

Make no mistake about it, the DVC resorts opening are a 'stop the bleeding' measure for DVC.. Has only a moderate influence over the parks. This isn't about 'lets get our beloved DVC members into their 'homes'' ... It's 'lets get the DVC resorts open before someone files a class action lawsuit.'


On the subject of transportation again, wait til you see the ferries :)
 

donsullivan

Premium Member
Does anyone know what the rules are during the phases in Florida? What happens in phase 2 and 3.
What's included in what phase is a little fuzzy at times and they are adjusting as they go based on available data but this is the official site with all the latest details on the plan and where we currently are.

 

LUVMCO

Well-Known Member
What's included in what phase is a little fuzzy at times and they are adjusting as they go based on available data but this is the official site with all the latest details on the plan and where we currently are.

It looks like what you posted is phase1? Have they not decided what phase two is? I'm just wondering in what phase is social distancing no longer needed.
 

monothingie

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Premium Member
Reservations are short term until they see if they’re needed. VQ in the short term are undecided.

Like the boarding groups to enter SWGE that were never needed.

We will see June 5 what the demand for this is. My gut tells me that it's going to be a ghost town the rest of the year. Unfortunately Disney has painted themselves into a corner with the massive amounts of preplanning for Disney trips, thus making it impossible to do last minute and spontaneous trips.
 
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