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Walt Disney World Resorts Announces Reopening Dates for More Hotels

Walt Disney World Resorts Announces Reopening Dates for More HotelsWalt Disney World has just announced that bookings will finally be accepted for their four very last hotels to reopen after the pandemic shut down brought the Disney World resort to a halt.

Starting tomorrow, July 8, 2021 guests for Disney’s All-Star Music and Sports Resorts and Disney’s Port Orleans- Riverside and French Quarter will be able to snap up rooms for future stays.

All-Star-Music-ResortDisney’s All-Star Music Resort is the first to open. Guests can start booking tomorrow for arrivals beginning on September 16. Recently refurbished in late 2018 and stretching into early 2019, this budget-conscious hotel is expected to be booked out QUICKLY!

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside will be the next to open its doors on October 14. Currently undergoing refurbishment, it was not expected for the hotel to be ready until after the fall, so the mid-October opening is a nice surprise for fans of the Riverside resort.

Work Begins on Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter Resorts Disney World’s Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter Resorts have remained shuttered since the shutdown in 2020. While guests have been patiently waiting for over a year for a reopening date, it seems they will be waiting a while longer yet as Disney is only now stating work on the much beloved hotels. This is a good sign, that with work starting soon, Disney has plans to reopen, however, those wishing to stay at either of the sister resorts this summer, or even the fall (presumably), have had their hopes dashed. Disney has recently filed several permits all relating to general construction on both Port Orleans Resorts. The construction looks to be concentrated on both hotels’ check-in buildings with another permit being filed so work can be started on a service building in the Riverside location. Port Orleans is hardly the only Disney World Resort that has had a cosmetic upgrade during the pandemic and in time for Disney World’s 50th anniversary. All Star Movies and Music, Wilderness Lodge, Contemporary, Old Key West (now), Polynesian Resort, Saratoga Springs, Animal Kingdom Lodge- Jambo House, Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach & Riviera Resort, Fort Wilderness Campground, Gran Destino & Coronado Springs and Pop Century are all currently under or have recently finished refurbishment. While most Disney World resort hotels are currently accepting reservations, Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter Resorts are among the few that are still not online. A handful more are opening up in July and August including Disney’s BoardWalk Inn which opened this pst Friday, July 2, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is the next to open up on July 19. On August 26 Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge will open, as will Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House Watch this space for more updates on the Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter Resorts!Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter will have its construction finished and cleaned up, ready to go for guests to arrive on October 28…just in time for the Halloween Boo Bash.

Finally, the very last Walt Disney World Resort hotel to open back up to guests again will be Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort. As of December 9th, all three of the All-Star resorts will be back in business.

It has been a long road for Disney to bring all of its properties back online after the pandemic hiatus, but it seems the need is there again, with guests flocking back to the four parks in droves.

Capacity also keeps upping in the parks with more reservations for each park becoming available weekly. The much-hyped Disney World 50th Anniversary celebration will begin in September, only doubling or trebling interest in visits.

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Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has 11 days left until it opens up (on July 19). On August 26 will see Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House reopen as well.

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Nicola Barton

Nicola's dream was to visit all 7 continents and did so by her 40th birthday. However she knows there are still hundreds of places to explore and is packing her suitcase as we speak!

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