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Important Notices regarding Travel, Construction and Renovations at various Disney Vacation Club Resorts and Theme Parks:

Know Before You Go

Guests that do not have a park ticket tied to their My Disney Experience account cannot make a Park Pass reservation. Guests without a Park Pass reservation will not have access to the Walt Disney World theme parks.

Park tickets and access to the parks through Disney's Park Pass System are outside of the DVCR Rental Agreement; these items are the sole responsibility of the guest.

For up to date information on Walt Disney World's policies, procedures and practices, please review Disney's Know Before You Go links located here; https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/experience-updates/resorts/ & https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/experience-updates/parks/

Walt Disney World Dining and Experiences

In order to continue fostering physical distancing, Walt Disney World's offerings, such as restaurants, behind-the-scenes tours, and other experiences, will be limited in capacity or may remain closed. 

As a result of the limited capacity, at this time, Disney is not offering Dining Plans. 

Additionally, Walt Disney World has shifted from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window for dining and experience bookings. This shift to a 60-day booking window is designed to allow Guests to make their plans closer to their visits.

Walt Disney World's FastPass+ and Early Theme Park Entry

As a result of the COVID-19 impact, Walt Disney World's FastPass+ service has been suspended for the time being as Disney continues to use additional queue space to manage capacity at attractions and maintain physical distancing. Disney intends to share additional news about their FastPass+ service on a future date. 

Coming later in 2021, guests staying at a Walt Disney World resort will be able to enjoy Early Theme Park Entry, where resort guests can begin their days in parks up to 30 minutes earlier than the posted park opening times.  

Travel Notice Regarding the Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel

The Disney Vacation Club has delayed the reopening of The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and they are reviewing the new stay at home order announced by the State of California on December 3.

Once a new reopening date has been announced, the information will be shared with our guests.  


During this initial phase, the Disney Vacation Club Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel will be open; yet, the rest of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will remain closed. Upon reopening, restaurants, amenities, and other offerings may be modified or unavailable, limited in capacity, and subject to limited availability or closure.


As Disney has not yet announced a reopening date, we do not feel enough information has been released to allow for new bookings at the Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Resort for 2021 dates.  Once Disney releases more information on a reopening date our team will then begin working to secure new stays at this resort for our guests. 


To date, neither Disneyland Park nor Disney's California Adventure Park have announced a reopening date. Upon reopening, theme parks, Disneyland Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences, and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing.



For up to date information on Disneyland's policies, procedures and practices, please review Disney's Know Before You Go link located here; https://disneyland.disney.go.com/en-ca/experience-updates/

Aulani's Know Before You Go

Aulani, Disney Vacation Club Villas in Ko Olina Hawaii, has reopened their doors and is once again welcoming guests and owners to their resort.  As part of their phased reopening, rooms, experiences, restaurants, amenities, and other offerings may be modified or unavailable, limited in capacity, and subject to limited availability or closure. Offerings are not guaranteed. 

Disney has taken enhanced health and safety measures. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present.

There are specific instructions and requirements for all visitors to Hawaii, which may include mandated quarantine or pre-travel testing. View information about these requirements on the Hawaii Tourism Authority Website; https://www.gohawaii.com/safe-travels

State requirements are subject to change. Please continue to stay updated on the latest travel alerts leading up to your planned stay.

Please review the Aulani Travel Alert located here; https://www.disneyaulani.com/travel-advisory/  


Notice regarding Club Level amenities at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House

During Walt Disney's World's phased reopening, amenities typically offered for guests staying in a Club Level room at Disney's Animal Kingdom are not available.  The Club Level amenities are subject to change or be paused at any time.  Disney has not yet announced a date when Club Level amenities will resume.  

Renovations at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows is undergoing a refresh, and work will continue through Summer 2021. You may see and hear construction taking place around the resort during this time, and some dining options will not be available. 

Due to ongoing refurbishments at the Great Ceremonial House, this resort's monorail service will be temporarily suspended beginning in October 2020.  Guests staying at Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows will continue to have access to the parks by other modes of Disney transportation.  Guests can also choose to pick up the monorail from the Transportation and Ticket Center.  

Refurbishment at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is undergoing a refresh and work will continue through Summer 2021. During this time, it's possible that you will see and hear construction taking place around the resort. Resort staff will attempt to limit any work most likely to cause a noise impact to the hours of 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This refurbishment is expected to be completed in Summer 2021.

Paddock Pool Slide and Bridge Refurbishment at Disney's Saratoga Springs

A planned refurbishment of the slide at the Paddock Pool at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is scheduled to occur from late December 2020 through Spring 2021. As part of this work, the bridge connecting The Paddock to other resort areas will be temporarily closed. Guests can board the resort shuttle or follow posted signage for alternative routes around the lake while the bridge is under refurbishment. Not to worry, the Paddock Pool will remain open through the majority of this work. Additionally, guests can enjoy the High Rocks Spring feature pool and waterslide, as well as the other leisure pools at the resort.

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