The Walt Disney World website has been updated to prevent guests from making resort reservations prior to July 1, 2020. The update, which is discussed on the Resort Operations page, states that guests who have existing reservations or guests who want to make a new reservation have to select travel dates for July 1 and beyond.
Below is the updated announcement:
For science, we went to the resort reservation page and tried to book a stay for June 25-30, 2020. Every resort we looked at had the same “This Resort is unavailable for the dates, party size or offer selected” message.
Shifting those dates to July 1-7, 2020 displayed the regulat room availability and nightly rates.
This change comes on the heels of Disney announcing an initial reopening phase for Disney Springs beginning on May 20, 2020. However, they’ve been removing the theme park hours weekly with the latest change removing hours through May 30, 2020. Reports are also beginning to come in that Disney will cancel all existing resort reservations up to June 30, 2020.
Summarized, Disney Springs is the first area of Walt Disney World to begin reopening, but guests shouldn’t expect an immediate return to the theme parks or resorts quite yet.