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Disney World announces more reopening dates

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Walt Disney World has revealed more reopening dates for some of its on-property hotels as the resort continues a phased reopening from its coronavirus shutdown.

On Monday, select Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground opened for previously booked guests. The locations included Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Boulder Ridge Villas and the Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Wilderness Lodge, Kidani Village section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas; the Beach Club Villas, BoardWalk Villas, Old Key West, Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, Riviera Resort, Saratoga Springs and the Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian.

In addition, Disney set these hotel reopening dates for already-booked guests, but the company emphasized that plans remain fluid and that folks could still be reassigned to other Disney lodging options.

Now on the schedule:

July 10: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas — Jambo House, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

July 29: Caribbean Beach Resort

Aug. 12: Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Aug. 24: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club

Sept. 21: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Oct. 1: Disney’s BoardWalk

Oct. 14: Coronado Springs

Some Disney hotels have not been scheduled for reopening.

Disney World’s theme parks will start reopening July 11 with Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, followed by Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15.

Booked guests scheduled to travel between July 11 and Dec. 31 can now request assistance with rebooking and modifications. Changes for 2021 plans can be made beginning Wednesday.

New Disney hotel restrictions include that visitors must wear face coverings except when swimming or while seated for dining.

Among the amenities not available during the first phase of reopening: Minnie Van service, valet parking, dry cleaning, club-level services, in-room celebrations, spas, salons, arcades, character experience, playgrounds, campfires and the long-running Electrical Water Pageant.

Swimming pools will be at reduced capacity, and Stormalong Bay at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club won’t be available during the initial reopening period.

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