Phased Reopening & Important Travel Information | Disney Vacation Club
March 17, 2021
Phased Reopening of Disneyland Resort
Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park are planning to officially reopen to the public on April 30, with limited capacity. Because theme park capacity will be significantly limited to comply with governmental requirements and promote physical distancing, the Disneyland Resort will manage attendance through a new theme park reservation system that requires all guests to obtain a reservation for park entry in advance. To enter a park, both a park reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for guests ages 3 and up. Theme park reservations will be limited and subject to availability and, until further notice, only California residents may visit the parks in line with current state guidelines. More details about this new reservation system will be available soon. Learn more about the phased reopening plans for Disneyland Resort.
The Hotels of the Disneyland Resort also plan to welcome guests once again, with a phased reopening. Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa plans to reopen on April 29 with limited capacity. The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will plan to reopen May 2, as previously announced. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel will reopen at a later date. Learn more about the reopening of The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
The health and well-being of guests and cast members remain a top priority. Just as the Downtown Disney District reopened at Disneyland Resort on July 9, 2020, with enhanced health and safety measures, operational changes will be in place at the theme parks and hotels based on guidance from health authorities and learnings from our parks around the world to promote physical distancing, enhanced cleanliness and reduced contact. Cast members throughout the resort will be dedicated to assist with questions, and guests may check Disneyland.com/update for the most current health and safety measures, including mandatory face coverings for guests ages 2 and older.
Phased Reopening of Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa has begun a phased reopening. Aulani Resort rooms, experiences, restaurants, amenities and other offerings may be modified or unavailable, limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure. Learn more about phased reopening plans at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa.
Walt Disney World Resort Phased Reopening and Important Information
Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort are now open. Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability. Learn about the phased reopening plans for Walt Disney World Resort.
As we prepare to welcome you home, we have assessed every aspect of the Resort experience—from pre-arrival to housekeeping to recreation—with your safety and that of our Cast Members as our top priority. Learn more about new measures at Walt Disney World Resort hotel locations.
Guests dining in table-service restaurants at Disney Resort hotels will undergo a temperature screening prior to entering the location. Temperature screenings will take place near the entrance of each table-service restaurant. As with other locations at Walt Disney World Resort that require temperature screenings before entry, anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 F or above will be directed to an additional rescreening. Those with temperatures 100.4 F or above will not be allowed entry; those in their party will not be allowed entry either. Learn about available restaurants at Disney Resort hotels, and view online menus.
Members and Guests can now book additional dining and experience reservations at Walt Disney World Resort. Members and Guests can take advantage of a 60-day booking window to plan meals and other experiences. Learn more about dining reservations during the phased reopening of Walt Disney World Resort.
Members and Guests can now purchase new tickets at DisneyWorld.com and plan future visits throughout this year with the Disney Park Pass system, used to help manage attendance during this reopening period.
All Members and Guests with valid admission are required to make a reservation in advance for each park entry, so be sure to check the park reservation availability calendar before purchasing any new tickets and then go directly to DisneyWorld.com/DisneyParkPass after your purchase to make your park reservations. Reservations are limited and subject to availability. View important details about this new system.
Temporary Updates to Our Cancellation Policy
Some of the temporary adjustments made last year to certain Disney Vacation Club policies will end April 30, 2021. Previous policies will be reinstated on May 1, 2021. Please visit the Member website for details about policies related to reservation cancelations, the borrowing and holding of Points, exchange fees and more.
As a reminder, Members who want to borrow Points to complete a reservation will temporarily only be able to borrow up to 50 percent of their future Use Year Points per contract. Doing this will help manage inventory and accommodate more Members who want to schedule their vacations. Learn more about these policy changes.