Disney announces re-opening dates for more resort hotels, but not Port Orleans

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Disney announces re-opening dates for more resort hotels, but not Port Orleans

Unread post by The Sassagoula Sentinel » June 21st, 2020, 1:00 pm

Summary: Disney announces gradual reopening plans for more Walt Disney World Resort Hotels during 2020 - however Port Orleans and several other locations are not included.

Walt Disney World has announced their forthcoming re-opening plans for more Resort Hotels, but sadly it's not good news for Port Orleans fans. It was already known that the Fort Wilderness campground and the majority of the DVC Villas were due to open on 22 June, and now Pop Century and the Contemporary have been added for 10 July which coincides with the first theme park openings.

A number of other resorts now have staggered dates from then through to 14 October, presumably based on how levels of demand are expected to gradually increase. However the two Port Orleans resorts, the All Star resorts, Animal Kingdom Lodge and Wilderness Lodge do not have any reopening dates listed as yet, indicating that at this stage Disney do not expect to reopen them before Halloween at the earliest, and potentially into next year.

Guests with existing bookings for Port Orleans and the other currently-closed locations who still wish to continue with their planned visit to Walt Disney World will be relocated to other hotels, either at the same price level or as a free upgrade depending on availability.

Opening on 22 June:
Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
Disney’s Riviera Resort
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

July 10: Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Contemporary Resort
July 29: Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
August 12: Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and Disney's Art of Animation Resort
August 24: Disney's Yacht Club Resort and Disney’s Beach Club Resort
September 21: Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
October 1: Disney's BoardWalk Inn
October 14: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

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Re: Disney announces re-opening dates for more resort hotels, but not Port Orleans

Unread post by fayerwin » Today, 6:28 pm

I called today to confirm the French Quarter wouldn't be available for our September reservation there. It wasn't, so they moved our reservation to the Caribbean Beach.

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Re: Disney announces re-opening dates for more resort hotels, but not Port Orleans

Unread post by Admin » 59 minutes ago

Yes, sadly there has been no update to the reopening information. At this stage, I think it is most unlikely that either Port Orleans resort will reopen this year, or even into the early part of next year, until there is a dramatic increase in overall WDW Resort bookings that will necessitate bringing more resort room inventory back into the system.

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