As Disney World slowly reopens from its coronavirus shutdown, the resort is offering more information on when its on-site hotels will welcome back guests — and which will stay shuttered when its theme parks reopen in July.

Having shuttered in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney World began its reopening with Disney Springs on May 20. On June 22, on-site hotels will reopen, most of them Disney Vacation Club properties:

  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village
  • Disney’s Beach Club Villas
  • Disney’s Boardwalk Villas
  • Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
  • Disney’s Old Key West Resort
  • Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney’s Riviera Resort
  • Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort
  • The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

More hotels will reopen on July 10, the day before Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopen to the general public (with theme park reservations required):

Other Disney resorts will not reopen until weeks or months after the theme parks. In the case of the Yacht & Beach Club, Grand Floridian and the Gran Destino tower at the Coronado Springs Resort, rooms will be otherwise occupied by NBA players and personnel as the league uses the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to restart the season. According to freelance reporter Keith Smith, each of those resorts will not fully reopen to guests until after the NBA has cleared out of the property. Guests staying at nearby (but separate) DVC properties at these resorts, like the DVC wing of the Grand Floridian, will be kept away from rooms and areas occupied by the NBA.

  • July 29: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Aug. 12: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
  • Aug. 24: Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • Sept. 21: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
  • Oct. 1: Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
  • Oct. 14: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

No dates have been announced for reopening Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, the two Port Orleans resorts or the three All-Star properties.

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