Following our earlier observation that dining reservations and the Disney Dining Plan were unable to be booked at this time, we now have some more details to share.
It looks like guests planning to visit after Disney World’s reopening will NOT be permitted to have a Disney Dining Plan, among other big changes!
According to Disney, “we have made the difficult decision to cancel all existing dining reservations and experience bookings, including Disney dining plans included in packages, through the end of the year.”
Additionally, Disney stated, “We will reopen dining and experience bookings with more limited numbers closer to when the parks reopen. We will also shift from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window for dining and experience bookings going forward to allow Guests to make their plans closer to their visits.”
Note that the statement from Disney specifies impacted reservations will be from May 28th, 2020 all the way to Sepetmber26th, 2021. It’s unclear at this time if this is the actual end date or a typo from Disney. Disney Parks Blog specifies this will impact guests, “through the end of the year.” We’ll update as we learn more.
If guests were recipients of the Free Disney World Dining Plan offered to guests impacted by the closure, their plans will be canceled as well and they will have the option to rebook at a later date with a hefty 35% room discount.
Guests who hold a resort reservation or a canceled dining reservation will be given priority rebooking once that is announced. We’ll update this story as we learn more.
What do you think of these cancellations? Let us know in the comments!