WDW - COVID-19 Operations Info Thread

cakebaker

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We are trying to decide whether to keep our Poly reservation (with park hoppers) for July 27th-8/3. Is it safe to assume park hoppers will not be a thing? That would be a big negative for me in terms of making the decision. Is there any idea what the capacity limits will be in the beginning? Being that there won't be fast passes, that is also something we need to consider. Thanks so much for any help!
No one knows those answers. I’d sit back and wait and not base any decision on rumors and opinions.
 

FatBambi

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We are trying to decide whether to keep our Poly reservation (with park hoppers) for July 27th-8/3. Is it safe to assume park hoppers will not be a thing? That would be a big negative for me in terms of making the decision. Is there any idea what the capacity limits will be in the beginning? Being that there won't be fast passes, that is also something we need to consider. Thanks so much for any help!
There aren't any official answers to those yet. We're July 25th - 31st, and aren't budging until they pry our vacation from our fingers. I will say Bob Chapek said in an interview last week that he anticipated much shorter wait times for the people fortunate enough to get a reservation, but other than that speculation by him, everything is guesswork.
 

brockash

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We are trying to decide whether to keep our Poly reservation (with park hoppers) for July 27th-8/3. Is it safe to assume park hoppers will not be a thing? That would be a big negative for me in terms of making the decision. Is there any idea what the capacity limits will be in the beginning? Being that there won't be fast passes, that is also something we need to consider. Thanks so much for any help!
Honestly I'm not sure capacity limits will really tell you much in terms of lines. Staffing numbers are going to play a huge part in that and I can't imagine Disney will ever release that.
 
  • yulilin3

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    Honestly I'm not sure capacity limits will really tell you much in terms of lines. Staffing numbers are going to play a huge part in that and I can't imagine Disney will ever release that.
    Social distancing will be the big issue. At universal it was fairly empty in terms of crowd but because of social distancing the attractions were loading only at maybe 50% capacity
     

    brockash

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    There aren't any official answers to those yet. We're July 25th - 31st, and aren't budging until they pry our vacation from our fingers. I will say Bob Chapek said in an interview last week that he anticipated much shorter wait times for the people fortunate enough to get a reservation, but other than that speculation by him, everything is guesswork.
    I wouldn't put much comfort in anything he's stating. I think the general consensus has been that for those "lucky enough" to get a chance to get in will be again lucky if at best lines are about the same. They're not going to fully staff and then you have to think of the extra cleaning/spacing between guests etc. Most likely those "most fortunate guests" will find wait times longer than usual for the time of year they're going.
     

    FatBambi

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    I wouldn't put much comfort in anything he's stating. I think the general consensus has been that for those "lucky enough" to get a chance to get in will be again lucky if at best lines are about the same. They're not going to fully staff and then you have to think of the extra cleaning/spacing between guests etc. Most likely those "most fortunate guests" will find wait times longer than usual for the time of year they're going.
    Not taking comfort in anything, just stating that the only thing that's been said by anyone at Disney is that one statement which I said was speculation on his part.
     

    Dallasmomoftwo

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    So, according to the new language on the operations page, any ticket purchased through tomorrow will automatically be extended to Sept. 2021? I currently have two linked tickets on my Disney reservation and I need to purchase one more ticket for one of my kids. I'm kicking myself for not purchasing it before they stopped sales. But now I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and purchase my last ticket from a third party vendor because it will automatically be good through Sept. 2021. Of course, I don't know if Disney will let me link it to my reservation when they start allowing modifications....
     
  • bernina

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    So, according to the new language on the operations page, any ticket purchased through tomorrow will automatically be extended to Sept. 2021? I currently have two linked tickets on my Disney reservation and I need to purchase one more ticket for one of my kids. I'm kicking myself for not purchasing it before they stopped sales. But now I'm wondering if I should just go ahead and purchase my last ticket from a third party vendor because it will automatically be good through Sept. 2021. Of course, I don't know if Disney will let me link it to my reservation when they start allowing modifications....
    Are any third party vendors still selling?
     

    lanejudy

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    Would be very interested if anyone here with the 35% off (formerly free dining) with a check in date before June 21 could tell me if they are able to keep that discount when rebooking.
    I think I read a report on the Resorts Forum that someone was able to move it this afternoon.
     

    Ariel 1715

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    What is interesting is that Disney stopped selling last week, but included June 6th...so it seems they will extend 3rd party sold.

    Wonder if they will also count them for park reservations then.
    I spoke to someone on chat last night that said it doesn't matter where the tickets were purchased as long as they are attached to the reservation they will count....hoping this is true but you know how that goes...lol
     
  • Marthasor

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    I mostly think Disney has handled all of this reasonably well. I’d love to have quicker info for sure, but most of the policies have been guest friendly and most guests haven’t been financially wronged (obviously just my opinion, you don’t have to agree). They’ll get a pass for me on most things as I’m sure it’s incredibly complicated. Heck, we’re going through the same uncertainty and lack of information in nearly anything else we do - kids sports seasons, camps, local pool, school that starts back in 60 days, etc - so in some ways this isn’t any different.

    But an email that says the theme parks are closed until further notice (which isn’t true) and I can call to modify my reservation (only to learn just FW and cash DVC are options) seems unnecessarily sloppy. Not really sure why they would do that and put their phone CMs through the likely guest aggravation and confusion? Feels like I’m missing something.
    I agree with you. I'm not sure why they didn't put a few more details in the e-mail - date parameters and the resorts that could be booked. It would have saved CMs and guests a lot of time and aggravation (and I'm sure TAs as well). It felt like they were trying to be tight-lipped, but the details got out pretty quickly on social media, so I'm not sure what the point of keeping it under wraps was. Maybe because resort options could change day-by-day? I don't know.
     

    Djscarlette

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    Would be very interested if anyone here with the 35% off (formerly free dining) with a check in date before June 21 could tell me if they are able to keep that discount when rebooking. Or if you were given any other discount options (e.g. Fun & Sun discount) for the new dates. We have a stay in August that I would love to modify due to them cancelling water parks (which we had planned on visiting for two days in our trip). But not if modification means I have to pay rack rate...
    You should be able to keep your 35% discount if you modify your dates if you originally had the Summer Recovery Free Dining offer.
     





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