Yesterday, we learned that Disneyland would remain closed until further notice out of concerns related to the unprecedented global health emergency. An update made to their main website today indicates that they now plan to remain closed until at least June 1, 2020 although they may open sooner or later than that date.
So what do you do if you need to adjust your travel plans?
Here’s the wording of the announcement:
For Guests who are interested in modifying their existing travel dates or making a new reservation for a future vacation, reservations are currently available for travel dates June 1 and later. As always, Guests are able to modify these bookings if the Disneyland Resort opens before or after that time.
This means you won’t be able to book anything new or rebook your existing travel for a date before June 1st. But they aren’t promising to be open by that date either.
To provide additional flexibility, Disney is waiving Disney-imposed change and cancellation fees up to the date of check-in for reservations with arrivals through June 30.
A Special Offer for Eligible Guests
Disneyland is also offering a special deal to book or rebook.
Starting Monday, March 30, 2020, eligible Guests can take advantage of a special Disneyland Resort offer — valid for arrivals most nights June 1 through December 31, 2020 when booked by May 31, 2020. This offer is valid only for Guests who booked a vacation package or room reservation to stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel during the dates that the Disneyland Resort theme parks are closed and through May 31, 2020. Offer is not valid for reservations canceled before March 1, 2020.
We will update this story on Monday when we know exactly what the special offer will be.
Usual disclaimers apply. This is for reservations made via an authorized Disney travel agent or the Walt Disney Travel Company website. If you booked through a third party service you’ll have to call them.
The announcement is carefully worded so that Disney isn’t declaring that resorts or theme parks will be reopen on June 1st, but rather that they could open before or after that date depending on circumstances and guidelines from the state and local authorities.
But at least it does give guests who have a Disneyland vacation in April or May some clear guidance as to whether they should cancel or rebook their trip. The answer is almost certainly yes,
What does this mean for employees who Disney has only promised to pay through April 18? We await further clarification from Disney on that matter.
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