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Old 05-27-2020, 05:48 PM   #1
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So, just thinking after all the news today. We have a DVC reservation July 3-8, which we modified from the original so we are only there a few days and not losing any points. Now random thoughts: 1. Will transportation be open or will we have to drive? Not sure how that would look because there could be DVC guests flying in and they wouldn't have a vehicle possibly. 2. Will hotel restaurants be open? Tried to get Citricos but not taking reservations at any hotels, just DS locations. I know, it's still fresh, these are just thoughts I've had since all the news. I also saw Disney will do soft openings...wondering how you find out about those? Do they email folks with reservations during the soft opening times? Thank you all for listening. Cindy
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Old 05-27-2020, 07:52 PM   #2
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Good questions CAS9RN3. We're on the edge of our seat right there with you trying to figure all this stuff out.
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Old 05-27-2020, 09:03 PM   #3
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Yes, I'm right there with you too. We have a September reservation and I'm waffling about whether to keep it, sell it or reschedule it for the spring. Our points aren't in danger, so that doesn't really factor into our decision.

Could this be an opportunity to experience Disney without all the crowds? I'm okay with some things being closed if it means that we can wander the parks at a leisurely pace for once in our lives.

Is it possible that we'll be able to enjoy some quick service meals without stressing about long lines and nowhere to sit? Will the table service restaurants feel less chaotic and packed to the hilt?

Fewer options are okay with me if it means less stress.
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Old 05-27-2020, 10:59 PM   #4
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Yes, I'm right there with you too. We have a September reservation and I'm waffling about whether to keep it, sell it or reschedule it for the spring. Our points aren't in danger, so that doesn't really factor into our decision.

Could this be an opportunity to experience Disney without all the crowds? I'm okay with some things being closed if it means that we can wander the parks at a leisurely pace for once in our lives.

Is it possible that we'll be able to enjoy some quick service meals without stressing about long lines and nowhere to sit? Will the table service restaurants feel less chaotic and packed to the hilt?

Fewer options are okay with me if it means less stress.
this is what I am hoping. if its a chance to go to WDW and be in empty parks with low lines and mostly walk ons... I am game!
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Old 05-27-2020, 11:11 PM   #5
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I am wondering the same thing as far as food goes. I am at BLT July 3-5. Even if the monorail is running would any of the food places at those resorts be open? We moved to old Key West the fifth through seventh where I would at least expect Olivia‘s to be open. Hoping we learn something soon so I can maybe switch to old Key West for the first two nights, too, if there won’t be food at the Contemporary.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:35 AM   #6
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There are no hard and fast answers, but I expect that ME will still run, but less people on the bus. This is a really good question though because I hadn't thought through it really far. This might be the trip to try driving to Florida, even though it will be unbearable with a 5 year old that will tell me hundreds of times that this trip is taking forever.

There will have to be some resort restaurants open, but they have posted in the parks blog that reservations are subject to change and cancellation. They can't fit nearly as many people in each restaurant and may not open each one, but it's not reasonable for the resorts to have no food options whatsoever. Quick service with mobile ordering at each open hotel would be a reasonable assumption, but trying to get reservations at any sit down now is going to be near impossible. I'm not sure they know to that level what might be open yet.
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Old 05-28-2020, 12:53 AM   #7
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There are no hard and fast answers, but I expect that ME will still run, but less people on the bus. This is a really good question though because I hadn't thought through it really far. This might be the trip to try driving to Florida, even though it will be unbearable with a 5 year old that will tell me hundreds of times that this trip is taking forever.

There will have to be some resort restaurants open, but they have posted in the parks blog that reservations are subject to change and cancellation. They can't fit nearly as many people in each restaurant and may not open each one, but it's not reasonable for the resorts to have no food options whatsoever. Quick service with mobile ordering at each open hotel would be a reasonable assumption, but trying to get reservations at any sit down now is going to be near impossible. I'm not sure they know to that level what might be open yet.
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Old 05-28-2020, 06:01 AM   #8
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We still are not going to WDW this year. Next trip is booked in March 2021. We will know just how this virus is behaving by then.
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:23 AM   #9
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We canceled a July week and an October week as well. Next trip back is in February 2021. All borrowed points returned and a refund on the resident 3 day pass. It was the right thing to do, for us. We decided that there were too many factors present that could turn a vacation into a logistical nightmare. To us, a vacation should not be burdened with all of the restrictions that are being placed on us in order to “have a magical day”. While we understand the need for precautions, we will decide when we jump back in. We’ll miss it, for sure. But there is plenty to do in life. We’ll be back, in February, if/when the dust settles.
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We still are not going to WDW this year. Next trip is booked in March 2021. We will know just how this virus is behaving by then.
You may want to rethink taking the trip this year and not in March as I'm thinking this virus wil be an annual occurrence in late winter/spring as the flu is now.
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