On May 27, Walt Disney World shared its plans to reopen its theme parks, hotels and stores as the world plans for a future alongside COVID-19. Pending approval of the plan from Orange County and state officials, guests and owners may be welcomed back as soon as June 22nd to resorts and July 11th to the theme parks.
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Undoubtedly, the past few weeks have been a trying time for the vacation industry and its travelers. Disney Vacation Club members have been feeling the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak as it comes to planning their future vacations. Not to mention, how they will manage to take the ones already on their calendars. Uncertainty is among all DVC members at this time.
Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney) is a destination with something for everyone. Located at Walt Disney World in Orlando, it is walking distance from Old Key West Resort and Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, both part of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts Collection. Features world-class cuisine, shopping at flagship stores and nightly live entertainment at multiple stages and venues. We have put together a list of everything Disney Springs has to offer for family vacation, groups, date nights and nightlife at Disney Springs.
The Hall of Presidents has given Walt Disney World guests a unique look at those who have held the highest office in the United States. Combining Disney's famous audio animatronics with pieces of film, viewers get to witness speeches given by some of the most famous men in history.
While on your next "magical" vacation in Walt Disney World, take some time out for yourself to visit the spa, salon, or fitness center at your favorite Disney Resort.
Sitting in the middle of Disney's Bay Lake is an underdeveloped, overgrown, and abandoned island that really doesn't look like much from a distance. But actually, this little island holds a ton of history, a lot of memories, and even a little Disney magic!
Every day at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, you can step back in time and experience a traditional British-style afternoon tea.
Escape to the serene setting of the Garden View Lounge and treat yourself to the tea experience daily from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Located on the first floor of the lobby of this Disney Vacation Club resort, afternoon tea is the perfect getaway for a Mother/Daughter Date, a Girl's Day Out, a relaxing respite for couples, or a personal break from the hustle and bustle of being at the Disney parks all day. To add to the ambiance, each day at 3 p.m., live music starts to drift throughout the tea room provided by a professional piano performer or the delightfully-distinguished Disney Band.
***UPDATED May 18, 2015***
A long time ago (actually, it started in 1997), in a galaxy, far, far away (well, at Hollywood Studios in Florida) thousands of Star Wars fanatics from across the world came to Disney World for the most exciting event of the year: Star Wars Weekends! (Cue the dramatic Star Wars theme music here). This year, many come dressed as their favorite characters, get pumped up to meet their personal heroes (or villains) at celebrity meet and greets, and get to hang out with other hard-core fans from all over the world. The weekend also features parades, trivia contests, and even dance parties!