Disney World Reopens Resorts: Here’s The New Procedures

by | Jun 12, 2020 | Walt Disney World News, Walt Disney World Resorts, WDW Blog

Disney World recently announced their phased re-opening  of the parks beginning July 11th, and a few resorts will open earlier, on June 22. But what are they doing to keep you safe while staying on property? Here are the new resort procedures at Disney World following their re-opening.

At-A-Glance

  • Online Check-In highly encouraged
  • Physical distancing in public spaces
  • Enhanced cleaning in high-traffic areas
  • Detailed list of in-room items cleaned and sanitized
  • Physical distancing at dining and recreation areas

Checking In

Disney has offered Online Check-In and Direct-To-Room service for a while now, but now they’re urging all guests capable of using this service to do so. For a little more information on how these services work, check out Disney’s FAQ page on the subject!

Check In Desk Contemporary Resort

The front desks will still be open, but distancing markers will tell guests where to stand in line. Photo by Brett Svenson

However, for those who are unable to use Online Check-In or have specific questions for a Cast Member, Disney is implementing physical distancing in public areas. Expect marked places to stand while waiting in line for the front desk.

Cleaning & Sanitizing

As a part of the new resort procedures at Disney, new cleaning and sanitizing protocols have been put into place.

Lobbies and other high-traffic areas of the resorts will be cleaned at regular, increased intervals. And, to help guests do their part, hand sanitizer locations have been placed around the resorts.

Inside The Rooms

As always, many locations offer limited-contact entry via Magic Band. You’ll still have to touch the door handle, but that entry via band will help cut down on your contact!

Impeccably Clean Bedroom at Beach Club Resort New Resort Procedures at Disney

This room at Disney’s Beach Club Resort will be disinfected before your arrival! Photo by Courtney Reynolds

Plus, Disney is doing pre-arrival room cleaning and disinfecting, especially focusing on high-touch objects like door handles, phones, and light switches. So your door handle will be freshly sanitized before you have to lay a hand on it!

Here’s a quick run-down of all the objects Disney owned and operated hotels will target during their pre-arrival room cleaning:

  • All door handles, pulls, and knobs (dressers, doors, drapes, furniture)
  • Light switches and controls (lamps and other light controls included)
  • Closet amenities (safe, iron, ironing board)
  • Beverage area (coffee maker, if applicable, wrapped cups, any items surrounding beverage area)
  • Thermostat and electrical controls
  • All bedding, including linens and blankets
  • Hard surfaces & flooring (tables, other surfaces)
  • Bathroom
    • Shower and tub
    • Amenities
    • Toilet surfaces
    • All hard surfaces
    • Hair dryer
    • Mirrors
    • Wrapped Cups
  • Electronic devices (TV, entertainment system, remote, phone)

Some high-touch amenities, such as remotes, will be disinfected and wrapped.

Around The Resorts

At dining locations and recreation areas around Disney resorts, guests can expect to see a few changes to account for physical distancing.

Ohana Sign Polynesian Resort New Resort Procedures at Disney

While we don’t have a list of restaurants that will be open, we can hope our favorites will be on the list! Photo by Brett Svenson

Some restaurants will close off tables to ensure safety for both the Cast Members and guests.

Restaurant and recreation options will vary based on location, and some may not be available due to inability to properly distance.

Contactless payment options via Magic Band will be available, and encouraged, where applicable.

Do Your Part!

And of course, the most important thing you can do to stay safe is to be mindful of your surroundings and continue practicing health and safety measures.

  • Respect and maintain physical distance outside your group
  • Wash your hands with soap and water
  • Stay home if you or a member of your group has been ill
  • Respect quarantine and travel restrictions in your area

These new resort procedures at Disney World were implemented with guest and Cast Member safety as the priority. Though some things will look a little different in the coming months, Disney will always remain the place we know and love!

Not able to make it to the parks anytime soon? We get it. Our magazine will take you to Walt Disney World from the comfort of your own home! Subscribe today for magic delivered to your door monthly.

RELATED:

Posts by Leah Sikes

epcot-clothing_creations-shop_chiu
Leah Sikes is a graphic designer and contributing writer for WDW Magazine and Dad's Guide to WDW. When she's lucky enough to visit the Happiest Place on Earth, you catch her hanging out with the 999 Happy Haunts. She also loves running in the parks (when it's allowed at the marathons).
epcot-clothing_creations-shop_chiu

Authored by
Leah Sikes

Leah Sikes is a graphic designer and contributing writer for WDW Magazine and Dad's Guide to WDW. When she's lucky enough to visit the Happiest Place on Earth, you catch her hanging out with the 999 Happy Haunts. She also loves running in the parks (when it's allowed at the marathons).
0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop