Beaches & Cream Soda Shop Major Refurbishment
08/26/2019 - 12/25/2019
Expansion to the restaurant.
Beaches & Cream Soda Shop Soft Re-Opening
The restaurant soft opened for walk up guests on December 24th and 25th before officially opening with reservations on December 26, 2019.
Walt Disney World Resort Temporary Closure
03/16/2020 - 07/14/2020
Closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
- Theme Parks had their last day of operation on March 15, 2020
- Disney Springs had its last day of operation on March 16, 2020 and began a phased reopening that began on May 20, 2020.
- All Resorts closed March 20, 2020 at 5 PM
- Disney Vacation Club Hotels re-opened to guests June 22, 2020
- Magic Kingdom and Disney's Animal Kingdom re-opened to all guests July 11, 2020. Both parks had Annual Passholder previews on July 9-10, 2020 and Cast Member previews on July 7-8, 2020. The monorail and water transportation also re-opened on July 11, 2020.
- EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios re-opened to all guests July 15, 2020. Both parks had Cast Member previews on July 13-14, 2020. The Disney Skyliner also re-opened to all guests July 15, 2020
- Several restaurants, resorts, attractions, shops and other offerings re-opened after the dates outlined in the preceding posts.
- Disney's Typhoon Lagoon and Disney's Blizzard Beach water parks opened at a later date.
Disney Vacation Club Resorts Official Re-Opening
Following the closure due to the Coronavirus pandemic, select Disney Vacation Club Resorts re-opened to DVC guests and guests with existing reservations:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas (Kidani Village) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
- Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- The Campsites at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort
- The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
- Disney’s Old Key West Resort
- Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
- Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Friendship Boats Official Re-Opening
Beach Club Marketplace Major Refurbishment
08/23/2020 - 10/01/2020
Layout changes including new drink area and mobile ordering setup.
Friendship Boats to EPCOT Resorts Official Re-Opening
The Friendship Boats re-opened with transportation to and from EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios for the following resorts:
- Disney's Beach Club Resort
- Disney's BoardWalk Inn
- Disney's Yacht Club Resort
- Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel
- Walt Disney World Swan Hotel
Cape May Cafe Official Re-Opening
Disney's Beach Club Resort Official Re-Opening
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