Disney releases new statement on 'Planning Your Disney Parks Vacation'

May 22, 2020 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Friday May 22, 2020 1:02p mET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today released an update from Guest Relations at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort with regards to planning a Disney Parks vacation.

Specifically, the post reiterates that timings for reopening may shift despite accepting bookings for July.

Here is the full post:

Dear Guests,

It’s an understatement to say that the past few months have been a challenging time for us all. As we navigate the longest park closures in our histories, we’ve loved hearing your kind words of hope and seeing how you’ve made your own Disney memories at home has uplifted and inspired us all.

During this time, we know it can be difficult to plan your Disney vacation. Now more than ever we’re longing for the opportunity to come together with family and friends to escape, to celebrate, to re-do missed milestones, like birthdays and anniversaries and to make new Disney memories.

Given the current uncertainty as to when we will reopen Disneyland Resort or Walt Disney World Resort, we’ve had to periodically adjust the schedule for the ability to book hotel reservations at our resorts. While we’re currently accepting reservations starting in July 2020 at both resorts, as this situation evolves, timing may continue to shift.

As we continue to follow guidance from government and health care officials regarding how we’ll be able to reopen our parks and resorts in a responsible way, we may also need to make real-time adjustments to booked experiences, park tickets and park passes.

Please know that if any reservations you may have made need to change, we will work with you to make the necessary modifications.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to check out the recent blog post from our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Pamela Hymel, on how we’re planning for re-opening our parks and resorts.

Our focus remains on the safety of the entire Disney community. Be sure to keep checking our websites for more details, and stay tuned for more information right here on the Disney Parks Blog.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate this unprecedented time together. We continue to be moved by the incredible support and passion our guests have shown for our Disney family, and we hope to see you real soon.

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DisneyFan329 minutes ago

https://patch.com/new-jersey/holmdel-hazlet/nj-gov-candidate-calls-gathering-limit-face-mask-lift-may I expect NJ will lift outdoor mask mandate first by next month then last one is indoor masks by late summer/fall as NJ will no longer uses masks and social distancing by fall.

helenabear12 minutes ago

Nocebo effect is real. Whether real shot or not. Just the idea that you expect something can cause it. Through a friend I know a surgeon who is in the same trial I am in and was convinced he had the real deal. He got the placebo. Nocebo has been seen in many other vaccines too. Not to say many side effects aren't real effects directly from the vaccine, but some are due to the mind thinking it should. We're waiting on a vaccine here too. Hoping for approval soon, but how long it takes no one knows. Hybrid, completely remote or all in, the older kids did hang out more. We have zero in school cases. Outside of school including fully remote times caused some spread. If we wait until vaccines are approved districts would never go back this year. Not even until 2022. We've been back all in since March 1st. Ticked the teachers off as they were not vaccinated fully, but it was okay.

Patcheslee27 minutes ago

I've had one going for a bit, need to catch up on this past week though. Was using it for Indiana comparison. *didn't realize how bored I get when we aren’t planning a Disney vacation lol*

pixie22540 minutes ago

NJ will probably be right in front of NY in line- whenever that is.

CaptainAmerica42 minutes ago

I think so but their site is very miserable on mobile. I'll see what I can find when I get to my computer.

DisneyCane45 minutes ago

Do they have it by State? @sullivan.kscott was talking about FL specifically.

CaptainAmerica48 minutes ago

The CDC publishes that chart for us. The seven day moving average peaked at 3.2 million doses on April 11. It has been falling over the past ten days and sat at 2.8 million as of April 16. Data newer than April 16 is incomplete so that's the latest we have.

DisneyCane1 hour ago

Good perspective. Maybe someone has time (I won't until next week) and can take the daily "Total People Vaccinated" from the vaccine report that @DCBaker posts and put them in a spreadsheet for the past 6-8 weeks and then subtract the prior day's total to see how many people are added to that category daily. If you plot that and do a seven day rolling average it should show if the demand is staying relatively consistent. There are concerning things like when people post articles about Palm Beach County having unclaimed appointments and County sites but the Publix, Walmart and CVS appointments in the County seem to fill up so maybe it's less of a demand issue and more of a convenience issue or preference issue.

CaptainAmerica1 hour ago

2,000 cases and 24 deaths are statistically zero. You'd be better off never leaving your house to drive anywhere because car crashes are far more common. Nobody has ever argued that COVID presents *precisely zero* risk to children. We have argued that the life-altering mitigation efforts are not commensurate with the miniscule magnitude of the risk. David Leonhardt at The New York Times put it very well a few days ago. "Victory over Covid will not involve its elimination. Victory will instead mean turning it into the sort of danger that plane crashes or shark attacks present — too small to be worth reordering our lives."

DisneyCane1 hour ago

Which, of course, is the opposite order of effectiveness according to the WHO.

DisneyCane1 hour ago

As I've said before, the biggest motivating factor for me to get vaccinated as soon as I had the opportunity was to minimize the chance of losing taste and/or smell for a long period of time.

MisterPenguin4 hours ago

You don't have to worry about COVID if you're asymptomatic. Children don't have to worry about COVID. Oh yeah?... https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/health/covid-children-mis-c.html?unlocked_article_code=AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEIPuonUktbfqohkTFUbBSbVUNEjsh3Bjv_RwbB5jX__KCSPRDAHyuUORoPG-1vIYeArQeoP6AmhZY0LNq4zFrs1x_VDPkdpRk7288uKw5oJL2BsoI_vGz4_1c-IVOsy-3qzYzLncekhnuzvtU7MeCK9DvykpH4mJQpko5VgdUj7miBbg_eYTZMmn4V2zvwjBZhlRDofZyLsvvfgCxR2ONjufQiLo0BtGLkfAWeP6Ibav7EQcwxSCUbESGd95gs-7tBfMdAUOcXvPpidFxL_C8dOeFp2f6LJrlQ&smid=url-share

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BlindChow7 hours ago

The people who are still closely following the masking rules aren't the majority of ones hesitant to get the vaccine. I have no complaint with vaccine incentives. I only objected to a specific bit of nonsense the anti-maskers have been pushing lately. "Get a vaccine and stop wearing a mask" is simply a way of dropping mask mandates altogether. I think any ACTUAL incentives to get the vaccine (that aren't a shadow way of dropping Covid mitigations earlier than necessary) are a good thing, and I encourage them. Knock yourself out, Budweiser and Krispy Kreme! 🍺🍩