Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservation cancellations move into mid-June

May 21, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Thursday May 21, 2020 10:25am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Cancellation notices for Walt Disney World Resort hotel reservations are continuing with stays into mid-June now being cancelled.

Here is the most recent cancellation notice (thanks to @ollie64 on the WDWMAGIC Forums)

In keeping with our focus on the well-being of our Guests and Cast Members during these rapidly changing times, Disney Resort hotels and theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort are currently closed until further notice.

Your upcoming travel dates are impacted by these closures. You have the option to modify or cancel your Disney Resorthotel reservation or Walt Disney Travel Company package up to your original check-in date. If no action is taken, we will process any refund due to your original form of payment if a payment had been made. If you did not book through Disney directly, please contact your Travel Professional. Note that cancellation fees imposed by third-party suppliers, including airlines and rental cars, as well as nonrefundable products like travel protection plans, are deducted from refundable amounts for Walt Disney Travel Company packages.

If you wish to reschedule your vacation for a later time this year, please call 407-939-4251 or your Travel Professional.
Rest assured, we will continue to monitor the situation and make timely decisions based on expert guidance. For the latest information, please visit DisneyWorld.com/Updates.

We thank you for your continued understanding, and we hope to see ya real soon!

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StarWarsGirlLess than a minute ago

Hand sanitizer. It's your friend.

StarWarsGirl3 minutes ago

They're approved for reentry into the US and they're accepted at Broadway, so I think it's a little ridiculous that they won't accept them for the concert, especially since they're administering rapid covid tests right there, and they're not as accurate either.

DCBaker3 minutes ago

Here is the story - "President Joe Biden will ease foreign travel restrictions into the U.S. beginning in November, when his administration will require all foreign nationals flying into the country to be fully vaccinated. All foreign travelers flying to the U.S. will need to demonstrate proof of vaccination before boarding, as well as proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three days of flight, said White House COVID-19 coordinator Jeff Zients, who announced the new policy on Monday. Biden will also tighten testing rules for unvaccinated American citizens, who will need to be tested within a day before returning to the U.S., as well as after they arrive home. Fully vaccinated passengers will not be required to quarantine, Zients said. The new policy replaces a patchwork of travel restrictions first instituted by President Donald Trump last year and tightened by Biden earlier this year that restrict travel by non-citizens who have in the prior 14 days been in the United Kingdom, European Union, China, India, Iran, Republic of Ireland, Brazil and South Africa. “This is based on individuals rather than a country based approach, so it’s a stronger system,” Zients said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will also require airlines to collect contact information from international travelers to facilitate contact tracing, Zients said. It was not immediately clear which vaccines would be acceptable under the U.S.-system and whether those unapproved in the U.S. could be used. Zients said that decision would be up to the CDC. The new policy will take effect in “early November,” Zients said, to allow airlines and travel partners time to prepare to implement the new protocols." https://apnews.com/article/biden-easing-foreign-travel-restrictions-requiring-vaccines-5d78d14dab51389b02fd70228a5b55b9

Lilofan4 minutes ago

If I was going to a concert I would avoid at all costs my hands touching my face or hair due to the fact that the concert bathrooms are used by thousands and literally hardly cleaned at all and viruses/ germs linger on surfaces.

DisneyCane5 minutes ago

They won't accept Binax Now because they aren't designed to test for asymptomatic infections. They specify symptomatic infections. While they may indicate positive if somebody is asymptomatic, they weren't approved as accurate enough.

StarWarsGirl11 minutes ago

It is kind of a pain with the testing requirement. I'm going to a concert on Friday. There's a vaccine/test requirement. I have to get the test at a lab before the show (because they won't accept the Binax Now ones) and finding one that I can schedule with has been a pain. I think I'm probably just going to go to Urgent Care to get it and then take the Binax Now one anyway so I have both. They do have testing at the show. I can see why this would be a major issue for Disney, especially with the number of kids attending (kids under 12 must also have a negative test for this concert) As a sidenote, yes, I have gotten the shot. I got the first shot a few weeks ago and won't have my second shot until Saturday, so not quite enough time to be considered "fully vaccinated". Unfortunately, I only qualified for Moderna because of medical reasons.

mmascari19 minutes ago

There's a lot of leeway ground being covered by "just as easily". The vaccinated is significantly less likely to be infected to begin with. But, if we ignore this and only talk about those who breakthrough. The vaccinated is going to be contagious for significantly less time. But, if we ignore this and only talk about during that shorter time. The vaccinated is going to have a smaller viral load. But, if we ignore this and only talk about the most infections vaccinated timeframe. So, it's just as easy for the vaccinated to spread only in the significantly smaller window and for way less people. Still, it's correct that especially in areas of high transmission, the vaccinated should be taking the same precautions. That guy should have been wearing a mask. Since, even "less likely" and "less time" doesn't help much when the raw number it is less of is so large that the lower number is also a large value in the absolute.

StarWarsGirl19 minutes ago

Same especially since kids can't get vaccinated right now and there's more than a few in WDW. This would also make sense given that the 5-11 approval for Pfizer appears imminent; gives even more people a chance to get the shot.

DisneyCane21 minutes ago

I doubt they would want to spend the money to deal with a vaccinated or negative test to enter rule unless it was government mandated. Easier to just keep the indoor mask requirements which people seem to be dealing with ok.

mmascari26 minutes ago

In fact, they were explicitly directed to not consider other countries while evaluation the question. To the point that they were told they would effectively be stopped and their mic turned off if they directed the discussion to include vaccinating other countries instead of just looking at the question being discussed about general approval for everyone for a third shot of Pfizer. People forget about the open comment period, but it's part of the process, just like at a school board meeting. And, just like at a school board meeting, anyone can sign up and get their 3 minutes to say just about whatever they want to say. Even if they show up and just spout conspiracy theories for their entire 3 minutes, they'll get to speak for that time. It's kind of wild. Now, what was truly wild and novel, was the second question. The meeting discussed all the options, and then they voted on the question at hand, "general full approval of a third dose for everyone". Not just EUA, but the full deal general approval. That's why it got the "no" vote, it was too big, not enough data, and not clearly "better" for that population. Then came the wild part. They took a 15 minute recess and the FDA sort of said "hang out and we're going to go write a brand new question on the fly and have you vote on that one too". That's where the question about high risk people and occupations came from, and I think only for EUA too. Meaning the second vote was a recommendation to approve an EUA for a third dose of Pfizer to high risk people or people in high risk environments. That passed easily. Being both EUA, not full, and targeted at higher risk meant that a lot less data was needed for the risk/reward math. It'll be interesting to see what the FDA decides to do with the two recommendation votes and what the CDC decides in it's own meetings too. It's probably a super safe bet that they follow the second question. The first, they could follow too or they could decide to just ignore it, but I doubt it at least for now until there's more data.

GoofGoof1 hour ago

I saw that fully vaccinated EU and UK visitors will be allowed back to the US in November too. Edit: I think this is just a rumor right now, but reports are the White House may issue the new travel rules as early as today and it will include allowing international travelers who are fully vaccinated back into the United States.

GoofGoof1 hour ago

If I had to guess I’d say they may be targeting January when the crowds die down and the deadlines for all CMs to be vaccinated has expired. One thing to keep an eye on is CA. If DLR implements a fully vaccinated or negative test rule it could be considered in FL too. Could be. I think polling is moving that way and if public sentiment continues to evolve it may happen at some point.

Lilofan1 hour ago

Florida takes high rankings nationally again besides tourism. Miami International Airport is #1 in the nation in terms of highest numbers of TSA employees ( 500 TSA ) testing positive for Covid. Tampa ( 370 TSA ) is #4 , and Orlando International ( MCO) is #5 reported by Orlando WESH news. It is not reported how many MCO TSA #s.

Disstevefan11 hour ago

Draw crowds back. That’s a good one. Masks or no masks, the crowds will be there.