Disney World Updates New Hotel Requirements

    Disney Resort hotels will reopen June 22, a few weeks before the reopening of Walt Disney World on July 11. The company has now shared new requirements that will be put in place for guests staying at their Hotels.

    Guests, ages 2 and older, will be required to wear masks in all public areas at any Hotel. The only exceptions will be while they are swimming or dining. Day guests, those not staying at the hotel overnight, will need a confirmed dining reservation and cashless or contactless forms of payment are recommended.

    To check-in, Online check-in is recommended. Guests will be automatically checked out of their rooms to eliminate the need for a front-desk interaction. Also, visitors from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will be required to quarantine for 14 days before staying at a hotel.

    Inside their rooms, guests will find extra linens and towels, double-cased pillows and individually-wrapped glassware. Housekeeping will clean guests’ rooms every other day during their stay.

    Bell service will bring guest luggage to rooms but not escort guests.  Dry-cleaning and valet laundry service will not be available, but self-service laundry will be available. Pools will operate with social distancing and fitness centers may have reduced hours and capacity.

    Bus service will be available between Disney Resort hotels and the Disney Springs retail and dining complex, and the theme park when it reopens. Social distancing will be required on buses, leading to reduced capacity and longer waits for guests.

    People who experience symptoms of COVID-19, have been in contact with someone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 within the past 14 days or are under quarantine orders will not be allowed to enter a Disney Resort hotel.

    Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom will be the first theme parks to reopen at Disney World on July 11. A few days later, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will reopen on July 15.