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Here Are the Latest Reopening Dates for Disney World Hotels

June 21, 2020, 5:02 PM · The Walt Disney World Resort has published an updated reopening schedule for its resort hotels. Disney's on-site hotels will return in phases, starting with Fort Wilderness and most DVC properties tomorrow.

Here's the latest schedule, as provided by Disney.

June 22:
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
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 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 Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo
Disney's Pop Century Resort
Disney's Contemporary Resort

July 29:
Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Aug. 12:
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Aug. 24:
Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

Sept. 21:
Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Oct. 1:
Disney's Boardwalk Resort

Oct. 14:
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

No dates yet:
Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Disney's Port Orleans - French Quarter and Riverside
Disney's All Star Resorts

FYI - the Yacht & Beach Club, Grand Floridian, and Gran Destino Tower at the Coronado Springs are set to host NBA teams, staff, and guests as America's top professional basketball league returns to competition at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex next month. Teams are being assigned to those hotels by their record, with the idea that accommodations will consolidate at the Grand Floridian and Gran Destino Tower and then into the Gran Destino as teams are eliminated in the NBA playoffs. That's why the Yacht & Beach Club will become available in August, followed by the Grand Floridian in September, but the Coronado Springs will not be available until October, after the completion of the NBA Finals.

Read what you will into the line-up of hotels with no reopening dates yet.

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom reopen on July 11, followed by Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios on July 15. The MK and DAK are hosting annual passholder previews on July 8 and 9. See our previous post for information on making the now-required advanced reservations to visit those parks.

Disney's hotel guests essentially will get "first dibs" on making reservations, though space in the parks is not guaranteed as Disney controls their capacity to promote safe social distancing during this ongoing pandemic.

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June 24, 2020 at 9:54 AM

Funny I have a reservation at AS Sports in September (hotel only, I am an AP) and they let me reserve parks for my whole stay. I guess I wouldn't mind staying off property if I had to but I just find it funny that they let you reserve parks when they don't even know if the Resort will be open...

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