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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.

Beginning Friday July 30th, Disney is requiring that all guests and Cast Members wear a face covering in all indoor locations at Walt Disney World. 

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 Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel has reopened and is once again welcoming guests and owners to their resort.  As part of a phased reopening process, restaurants, amenities, and other offerings may be modified or unavailable, limited in capacity, and subject to limited availability or closure.

Beginning Friday July 30th, Disney is requiring that all guests and Cast Members wear a face covering in all indoor locations at Disneyland in the parks and resorts.   

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

  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/  


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. 


Pool Refurbishment at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

 From January 2022 through April 2022, the Samawati Springs Pool at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas– Kidani Village will be closed for refurbishment. During the pool refurbishment, guests staying at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village may enjoy the Uzima Springs Pool at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas –Jambo House.  

Lobby Refurbishment at Disney’s Old Key West Beginning June 28

During the first phase of refurbishment, guests will check-in as normal in the main lobby while the den area is closed. In the second phase, the main lobby will close, and front desk and concierge will temporarily be moved to the den. 

Once complete, Disney’s Old Key West Resort will feature an enhanced check-in experience offering an open, free-flowing layout with a variety of smaller counters to help Guests of all ages prepare for their Walt Disney World vacation.

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.

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa Lobby and Porte Cochere Refurbishment Begins June 28

This refurbishment will be completed in 3 phases.  

Phase 1: on June 28, the connecting hallway to the main lobby will close for refurbishment. Guests will continue to have access to the restrooms and The Artist’s Palette.

Phase 2: from July 12 through late September, the porte cochere will be closed. Disney’s Magical Express will continue to pick-up and drop-off guests here, with a temporary walkway for Guests to reach the front desk and concierge. Guests driving personal vehicles will be directed to curbside check-in at the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center.

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Phase 3: in early August, the connecting hallway will open, and the main lobby will close. Front desk and concierge services will be available in the hallway in addition to curbside check-in at the Disney Vacation Club Preview Center.

Once complete, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will feature an enhanced check-in experience offering an open, free-flowing layout with a variety of smaller counters to help Guests prepare for their vacation.

Construction at Disney's Contemporary Resort

Starting in April 2021, Disney's Contemporary Resort will begin a refurbishment to their guest rooms.  During the renovation, most resort areas and amenities at Disney’s Contemporary Resort will still be available for Disney’s Bay Lake Tower guests to enjoy.

Refurbishment at Disney's Contemporary Resort - The Wave Restaurant

Starting July 15, 2021 the Wave Restaurant and the Wave Lounge will be unavailable throughout the summer as Disney refurbishes the space in time for the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort.  

Disney Skyliner Temporary Route Closure - Disney's Riviera Resort

From Sunday January 23 through Thursday January 28, 2022, the Disney Skyliner line between Epcot International Gateway, Disney's Riviera Resort, and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort will be closed. Disney bus transportation will be provided for guests visiting Epcot during this time.

Know Before You Sail

For up-to-date information on Disney Cruise Lines policies, procedures and practices, please review Disney's Know Before You Sail link located here; Disneytraveltradeinfo.com/disneycruise.

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