With the world in chaos since mid-March, all Disney destinations world-wide closed. While some destinations are back open, most are not. We exepct some changes in the near future, but as of today, here is the current Disney destination status.
Current as of September 24, 2020
Walt Disney World
OPEN – Walt Disney World opened partially on July 11, 2020, with all four theme parks open by July 15, 2020. While not all of Walt Disney World is open, most of it is:
Theme parks – All four Disney World theme parks are open, though subject to park reservation and capacity controls.
Water Parks – Both water parks are closed. Walt Disney World has announced that one of the two water parks will reopen on March 7, 2021.
Disney Springs – Currently open (including shops and restaurants)
Disney Resorts – When Disney World reopened in July, not all resorts were opened. Some resorts are still closed. Here are the schedule opening dates for currently closed resorts:
- Disney’s Coronado Springs – October 14, 2020
- Disney’s Art of Animation – November 1, 2020
- Disney’s All-Star Sports, Disney’s All-Star Music, Disney’s All-Star Movies, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Wilderness Lodge – No opening date announced
Disney Transportation – All Disney transportation is currently running at Walt Disney World including the Magical Express, Skyliner and resort buses. Some boats may not be operating a regular schedule.
CLOSED – Currently, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure are closed. Rumor has it that they will be opening soon (Josh D’Amaro made a plea to California to allow reopening earlier today). The three Disneyland Hotels are closed, and most likely will not reopen until after Disneyland reopens.
Downtown Disney is open.
CLOSED – Currently, all four Disney cruise ships are not running, and the two new ships that are under construction have been delayed. It is very likely that Disney Cruise will be the last Disney destination to reopen, and it is possible it may be a very long time before they start cruising again. While many cruise lines are pushing to be able to open, recent guidelines released by CLIA make it basically impossible to cruise at the current moment without nearly constant testing and severely reduced crew and guest numbers. As we saw in March, the last place you want to be during a COVID outbreak is on a cruise ship.
We do not expect Disney Cruise to resume until sometime in 2021, possibly not until Summer, 2021. Currently, all cruises are canceled through at least December 6, 2020.
Adventures by Disney
CLOSED – Adventures by Disney, Disney’s high end tours are currently canceled through November 30, 2020. Similar to Disney Cruise, expect Adventures by Disney to start sometime in 2021.
CLOSED – Aulani has announced they will have a phased reopening starting on November 1, 2020.
Currently, Disney’s Hawaii resorts Aulani is closed. Hawaii has had a very strict 14-day quarantine for anyone arriving in Hawaii, so Aulani has remained closed. Starting October 15, 2020, Hawaii will allow visitors to bypass the quarantine by having a COVID test 72-hours before arriving in Hawaii (and providing a negative result).
Vero Beach and Hilton Head
OPEN – Disney’s beach resorts are both currently open.
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