The Walt Disney Company provided a quick update on the state of their hotels and resorts during the Bank of America Virtual 2020 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference.
Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy spoke virtually during the conference and, according to Reuters, mentioned that “a little over 50%” of Disney’s hotels and resorts are expected to be open by the end of the company’s current fiscal year. The Walt Disney Company’s current fiscal year wraps up at the end of September 2020.
While McCarthy’s comments appear to be from a global perspective, we can take a close look at Walt Disney World’s contribution to the 50%. Many resorts have already reopened and are currently hosting guests. Others have reopening dates scheduled.
Below is a quick look at the Walt Disney World resorts that will reopen next:
September 21, 2020: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
October 14, 2020: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
November 1, 2020: Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Summer 2021: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Unfortunately, there are a few properties that do not have a reopening date scheduled at this time. Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn originally had reopening dates announced, but those were rescinded as Disney continues to evaluate their timelines. Disney’s Port Orleans: Riverside and Disney’s Port Orleans: French Quarter are also closed at this time.
Things are slowly improving for Disney, but they still have a ways to go before their operations are back to 100%.