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2021 Disney World Hotel Reopening Dates

Port Orleans - Riverside

Walt Disney World has released a resort reopening timeline for 2021, with new dates for hotels that were simply TBD. . In this post, we’ll take a look at the schedule, how refurbishments and construction are impacting opening dates, and offer commentary.

In the months since the parks reopened, Walt Disney World has resumed operations at numerous hotels, starting with those on the Skyliner gondola and monorail routes, and also opening some other properties that are only connected to the parks via bus transportation.

Let’s start with a look at the resorts that are currently operating at Walt Disney World, followed by the hotel reopening timeline for 2021.

Disney's Boardwalk Villas

Here are the Disney Vacation Club & Deluxe Villa resorts that are currently open at Walt Disney World as of December 2020:

  • Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo House

  • Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

  • Bay Lake Tower at Contemporary Resort

  • Beach Club Villas

  • BoardWalk Villas

  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Wilderness Lodge

  • Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Wilderness Lodge

  • Old Key West Resort

  • Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

  • Riviera Resort

  • Saratoga Springs Resort

  • Villas at Grand Floridian Resort

Disney's Art of Animation

Here are the hotels open at Walt Disney World as of December 2020:

  • Art of Animation Resort

  • Caribbean Beach Resort

  • Contemporary Resort

  • Coronado Springs Resort & Gran Destino Tower

  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • Pop Century Resort

  • Yacht Club Resort

Note that it might appear some hotels are listed on the ‘currently open’ list above and the ‘reopening timeline’ below. However, that’s because some resorts have both standard hotel room wings and Disney Vacation Club villa wings. In many cases, only the DVC wings of the properties are open, with the hotel side yet to open.

Here’s the new timeline for 2021 Walt Disney World resort reopenings:

  • March 22, 2021 – Disney’s All Star Movies Resort

  • May 30, 2021 – Disney’s Beach Club Resort

  • June 6, 2021 – Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

  • Summer 2021 – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Additionally, the following hotels do not have 2021 reopening dates yet:

  • Disney’s All Star Music Resort

  • Disney’s All Star Sports Resort

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Jambo House (hotel rooms)

  • Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter

  • Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Disney's Contemporary Resort

We at The Pixie Planner have been, and remain, committed to helping our guests travel in a way that is safe for both the guests and the communities they are traveling to. That is why when traveling to Walt Disney World, we strongly suggest booking with a travel agent.

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