About one week ago, I ended a highly optimistic post about June 2020 Disney Vacation Club reservations with a fun quote from Captain Jack Sparrow summing up my feelings. Today, however, feels more like a Kenny Rogers day:
“You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run…”
So while I continue to hang onto a glimmer of hope for my June trip “home”, I must also concede to the reality that it appears Walt Disney World will not be reopening on June 1st.
Before we get into speculation, let’s clarify what we know for sure thus far:
- On Thursday, May 14th, Walt Disney World began canceling cash room reservations through June 8th (depending on the check-in date of your vacation).
- Walt Disney World has also started canceling dining reservations through approximately June 6th.
- Park Hours for Walt Disney World have been removed on the My Disney Experience app through June 6th. This has consistently been done on a week to week basis since the closure began.
- Disney Vacation Club continues to cancel member reservations on a weekly basis with bookings for June 1st, still active as of the time of this article.
So while we have not officially seen the cancellation of any Disney Vacation Club reservations, I feel the evidence points to the fact that Walt Disney World isn’t ready to reopen its doors just yet. Part of me feels I knew this would be the case, but as many of you have likely learned by now, I’m quite the optimist when it comes to these things.
For those with trips planned later in June, I would personally say do what you feel is right for you and your family. If you have the flexibility and don’t have to know for certain if your trip will happen, continue to hold onto that hope, and maybe some pixie dust will come your way.
What I know in my heart is that I can’t wait to return to Walt Disney World so that Amy and I can create more magical memories. But I also know that I want those going there to feel safe and know that Disney has developed a detailed plan to make that a reality.
Since we all need a little love and hope to lift us up right about now, I thought I’d send it over to Kenny and The Muppets for some parting thoughts today:
Take your time to get this right, Disney. We will be here waiting…❤️