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Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland Paris to close temporarily due to coronavirus

by Brittani Tuttle

Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, and the Disney Cruise Line have announced temporary closures due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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UPDATE – 04/06/20: Effective April 5, 2020, Walt Disney World will stop and waive all upcoming monthly Annual Pass payments while the parks are closed. Disney will also refund payments made between March 14 and April 4, 2020

Payments will resume on the Passholder’s regularly scheduled payment dates once the parks reopen. Expiration dates will not be extended and passes will expire on their originally scheduled expiration dates.


UPDATE – 03/30/20: Disney Cruise Line has extended the suspension of all new departures through April 28, 2020.


UPDATE – 03/27/20: Walt Disney World Resort is now closed until further notice. Read our latest update here.


Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Paris will be closed on Monday, March 16, and remain closed through the end of the month. Disney Cruise Line will suspend all new departures starting Saturday, March 14 and going through the end of the month. Cast members will be paid during the closure period.

In addition to the parks, Walt Disney World’s water parks, miniature golf courses, and ESPN Wide World of Sports complex will be closed on March 16, and remain closed through the end of the month.

The hotels at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Paris will remain open until further notice. Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and Disney Village at Disneyland Paris will also stay open.


Walt Disney World has shared updates in regard to tickets, annual passes, and resort stays affected by this closure with a Q&A, which you can read here or below:

Tickets

May I get a refund on my ticket?
Unexpired multi-day theme park tickets with unused days, or date-specific theme park tickets with a valid use period during the period of March 12, 2020 through March 31, 2020, will automatically be extended to use any date through Dec. 15, 2020. If you are unable to visit by Dec. 15, 2020 you may apply the value of a wholly unused ticket toward the purchase of a ticket for a future date.

Florida Discover Disney Tickets may be used through July 31, 2020.

Guests who have purchased tickets for Disney After Hours, Disney Villains After Hours, and Disney Early Morning Magic from March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020 will be automatically refunded.

Annual Passes

How does the closure of Walt Disney World impact annual passes?
Walt Disney World annual passes will be extended by the number of days the parks are closed, March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020.

Passes with renewal windows ending during the closure will also receive an extension of time to renew. For Passholders participating in the Annual Pass Monthly Payment program, your monthly payments will continue as scheduled. Once your payments are completed, you will still have the extra days as provided above.

Resorts

I have a future stay at a Disney Resort hotel while the park is closed. What does that mean for my vacation?
Guests who have not checked in for stays between March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020 may modify or cancel their Disney Resort room reservation or Walt Disney Travel Company package up to their original check-in date. If no action is taken, Disney will automatically process a refund to the original form of payment within seven days of the original check-in date. If you did not book through Disney directly, please contact your travel professional.

What if I want to cancel a Disney Resort hotel reservation after the parks reopen?
We will waive all Disney imposed change and cancellation fees up to the date of check-in through June 30, 2020.

Dining & Other Experiences

I have a pre-paid dining reservation or experience reservation like Droid Depot during the time when the parks are closed. Will I receive a refund?
Yes. All pre-paid dining and experience reservations will be automatically refunded if scheduled between March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020.

What happens to dining reservations that required a credit card at the time of booking?
Reservations made at locations impacted by the closure will not be charged a cancellation or no-show fee.

FastPass+

Do I need to cancel my FastPass+ reservation scheduled for March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020 when the parks are closed?
All FatPass+ reservations during this time period will be automatically cancelled.


Stay tuned for more updates on coronavirus-related closures as they are released, and check out our regularly-updating page with all current major theme park closures in the U.S.

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