Walt Disney World Gets Approval to Reopen July 11! --> -->

Brenda Watkins
May 30, 2020

That means, pending final approval from Gov. Ron DeSantis, SeaWorld Orlando will reopen on June 10 and Walt Disney World Resort will reopen on July 11.

The pausing of new ticket sales will allow park officials to focus on visitors with pre-existing reservations and annual pass holders first. This is all in preparation for Disney's proposed reopening, set to take place mid-July.

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All existing dining reservations and experience bookings, including Disney dining plans included in packages, have been canceled. They have announced that they will reopen dining and experience bookings in limited numbers when the parks reopen, when they will shift from a 180-day booking window to a 60-day booking window. Extra Magic Hours will also be temporarily suspended. It now does not load the dining reservations, rather it points guests to the main Disney World website. We will resume new ticket sales and hotel reservations after that period of time. Disney Vacation Club resorts at Walt Disney World and the Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground will begin to reopen June 22. Plans to support required physical distancing as well as enhanced cleaning measures, along with a number of other safety and cleanliness protocols, will be implemented as part of this planned phased reopening. More details about this new reservation system will be available soon.

The announcement's wording has since been altered to exclude the resorts. For more information, go here.

Tropical Storm Bertha downgraded to a Tropical Depression
According to the National Weather Service, Bertha turned northwestward and slowed its forward speed as it entered the Bahamas. Thunderstorms wrapped back around the center during the morning of July 12th as the storm approached the Carolina coast.

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