Although the main hotel will remain closed, the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) timeshare Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa will be welcoming back members starting December 6, 2020. For this “initial phase,” the property will be open only for DVC Members.
Because only a portion of the property is returning to service, Disney does note that restaurants, amenities and other offerings may be modified or unavailable, limited in capacity and/or subject to limited availability or closure.
Disney is also stressing that the reopening comes under guidance of government and local health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in addition to the U.S. Travel Association and the Disney team of health professionals.
The Disneyland Hotel, Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel and Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa remain closed and will reopen at a later, yet unannounced, date. Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park remain closed and will reopen at a later date, pending state and local government approvals. The Downtown Disney District is now open.
DVC Cancellation Policy Updates
As part of the continued efforts to provide flexibility during these uncertain times, DVC has modified temporary policies regarding expiring Points. April, June, August, September and October 2019 Use Year Points that are set to expire in 2020 and that were used for reservations during the closure period have been extended for one year from the current expiration date.
Additionally, April, June, August, September and October 2018 Use Year Points that were banked into 2019 and used for these reservations will expire November 30, 2020. This temporary policy only includes expiring Points that were used to book a stay arriving between March 12 and the end of the closure period and that involve a reservation cancelled after February 29.
As a reminder, Members who want to borrow Points to complete a reservation will temporarily only be able to borrow up to 50 percent of their future Use Year Points per contract. Doing this will help manage inventory and accommodate more Members who want to schedule their vacations once the Resorts reopen.
MORE INFO: Learn more about these policy changes.
Phased Reopening of Aulani
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa has already begun its phased reopening.
Walt Disney World Resort Phased Reopening
Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Vacation Club properties at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Vero Beach Resort and Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort are now open.
Dining and Reservations
Members and Guests can take advantage of a 60-day booking window to plan meals and other experiences.
Ticket sales for 2020 have also resumed. Members and Guests can purchase new tickets at DisneyWorld.com and plan future visits throughout this year with the Disney Park Pass system, used to help manage attendance during this reopening period.
All Members and Guests with valid admission are required to make a reservation in advance for each park entry, so be sure to check the park reservation availability calendar before purchasing any new tickets and then go directly to DisneyWorld.com/DisneyParkPass after your purchase to make your park reservations. Reservations are limited and subject to availability.