Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or the moon for that matter, you know that all the Disney Parks are now closed for the foreseeable future due to the COVID-19 virus that’s running rampant across the globe.
This is obviously necessary, but still heart breaking news for so many. From Cast Members who are out of work, to families that had trips planned for months, or even years, the closure of Disney affects a whole lot of folks.
However, since things in the U.S. are so fluid, and what’s going to happen going forward is still completely up in the air, Disney needed to put something in place right now, since a few weeks have turned into the “foreseeable future”. Disney has taken some pretty big steps to ease the pain of those with canceled plans.
Click HERE to go to their site and get all the details (and there are a lot), but let’s review a few key ones here.
Disney has extended any tickets that are valid through this time that they are closed, to be usable up through December 15, 2020. Also Special ticket purchase for after hours events from March 16th through the time they open again, will be refunded.
Disney is giving people the opportunity to change and cancel reservations through June 30th with no fees. Also there’s a special offer listed so make sure to check it out.
Lastly, what Disney had told us a few weeks ago was that the dates of any annual passes would be extended the length of time that the parks are closed. The new information is that for folks who have paid in full upfront, they can still take that deal, OR get a partial refund for the closure period.
For Florida residents who are paying monthly, there are two choices. You can choose to postpone your payments starting April 5th, until the park opens again, and then continue them, extending your pass for the amount of time the parks were closed (your payments would also happen during the extended time).
You can alternatively choose to have your payments stop on April 5th , and not resume until the park opens, and NOT extend your pass. They’re even offering a refund for any payments made March 14th through April 4th.
There is a bunch more information on their site, so please check it out. Please let us know if you have questions about this, or to talk about planning your possible trip when the parks open again!