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Some Walt Disney World resort hotels will open again in June

A group of resorts that are part of the Disney Vacation Club will begin to welcome guests back.
The Riviera Resort is one of the Disney Vacation Club hotels set to reopen June 22.
The Riviera Resort is one of the Disney Vacation Club hotels set to reopen June 22. [ Walt Disney World ]
Published May 28, 2020
Updated Jun. 4, 2020

In preparation for the July opening of Walt Disney World’s theme parks, Disney Vacation Club resorts at Walt Disney World and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will begin to reopen to some guests on June 22.

Safety protocols similar to those used at the recent reopening of Disney Springs will apply. Guests ages 3 and older will be required to wear face masks in common areas when not eating or drinking, and to respect physical distancing.

Related: Walt Disney World wants to open its theme parks in July

The resorts will only be open to guests with preexisting reservations, and to Disney Vacation Club members, who can book new reservations if they are available. The general public cannot make a new reservation before July 1 at a Walt Disney World resort.

Disney Vacation Club is a vacation timeshare program owned and operated by Disney Vacation Development Inc., a segment of the Walt Disney Co.

Related: Disney Springs is now open

The resorts that will be opening to DVC members and guests with reservations include Old Key West, Saratoga Springs, Polynesian Village and Bungalows, Bay Lake Tower, Boardwalk Villas at Boardwalk Resort, Beach Club Villas at Beach Club Resort, Animal Kingdom Villas at Animal Kingdom Lodge, Copper Creek Villas and Cabins and Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge, the Riviera Resort and Grand Floridian Resort.

These operational adjustments will take place at the resorts, for enhanced safety:

  • Enhanced cleaning of all rooms before arrival, along with standard housekeeping services during guests’ stays.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing in high-traffic areas.
  • New hand-sanitizing stations.
  • Physical distancing at restaurants, lobbies, pools, fitness centers and other public areas, including reducing capacity where appropriate.