What Will Be Open at Each Disney Resort Hotel

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What Will Be Open at Each Disney Resort Hotel

Updated December 2, 2020

Disney is open – but what’s open at the Walt Disney World resort hotels? The Magic for Less shared important updates that will be resort wide and impact all guests, but we’re going to get a little more specific with what will be open at each Disney resort hotel.

What Resorts Will Be Open? 

Many of the on-site resort hotels are open, or scheduled to be.  You can find that list and schedule over in this blog! The following offerings and experiences are currently available at these Disney Resort hotels below. Hours of operation will be provided during your stay.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Dining

  • California Grill
  • Chef Mickey’s (this excludes Character Dining, which will be available starting December 16)
  • Contempo Café
  • Cove Bar
  • Outer Rim
  • The Sand Bar
  • The Wave… of American Flavors
  • The Wave Lounge

Shops

  • Bayview Gifts
  • Fantasia Market
  • Market Place

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Pool Cabana Rentals
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Community Hall
  • Sports Courts
  • Fishing Excursions

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Disney Springs area
  • Monorail transportation is available to and from Magic Kingdom park; monorail transportation is not available for EPCOT

Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Dining

  • Whispering Canyon Cafe
  • Roaring Fork
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill

Shops

  • Wilderness Mercantile

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Reunion Station
  • Multi-Purpose Courts
  • Fishing Excursions

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney theme parks and the Disney Springs area
  • Water taxi transportation is limited, transporting Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park

What Will Be Open at Each Disney Resort Hotel

Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Dining

  • Whispering Canyon Cafe
  • Roaring Fork
  • Geyser Point Bar & Grill

Shops

  • Wilderness Mercantile

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Reunion Station
  • Multi-Purpose Courts
  • Fishing Excursions

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney theme parks and the Disney Springs area
  • Water taxi transportation is limited, transporting Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village

Dining

  • Sanaa
  • Kidani Breakfast at Sanaa
  • Sanaa Lounge
  • Maji Pool Bar

Shops

  • Johari Treasures

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Community Hall
  • Sports Courts

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney theme parks and the Disney Springs area

What Will Be Open at Each Disney Resort Hotel

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Note: The Big Blue Pool will be closed for refurbishment in early 2021. See details below.

Dining

  • The Drop Off Pool Bar
  • Landscape of Flavors

Shops

  • Ink & Paint Shop

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney theme parks and the Disney Springs area
  • Disney Skyliner aerial gondolas are available to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT

Pool Refurbishment
The Big Blue Pool will be closed for refurbishment from January 11, 2021 through early April 2021. While this work takes place, other exhilarating pool and recreation offerings will remain open for your enjoyment—including Flippin’ Fins Pool, Cozy Cone Pool and the Schoolyard Sprayground.

During this time, it is possible that Guests may see or hear construction, but noise should not be heard from Guest rooms between dusk and 9:00 AM.


Disney’s Beach Club Villas

Dining

  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant
  • Ale & Compass Lounge
  • The Market at Ale & Compass
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill (bar only)

Shops

  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • The Market at Ale & Compass

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Pool Cabana Rentals
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Seaside Retreat
  • Sports Courts
  • Fishing Excursions

Note: Although the fitness center is available, salon and spa services remain temporarily unavailable.

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and the Disney Springs area
  • The Disney Skyliner aerial gondolas are available to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Watercraft transportation is available to take Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

Note: Due to Resort refurbishments in fall 2020, some offerings may be modified. See details below.

Dining

  • Trattoria al Forno (this excludes Character Dining, which is temporarily unavailable)
  • Pizza Window
  • BoardWalk Bakery
  • Leaping Horse Libations
  • AbracadaBar

Shops

  • Screen Door General Store

Activities

  • Pools (waterslide refurbishments are scheduled in fall 2020—see details below)
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Community Hall
  • Sports Courts

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and the Disney Springs area
  • The Disney Skyliner aerial gondolas are available to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Watercraft transportation is available to take Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Beach Club Villas and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Resort Refurbishment
Luna Park Pool at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort may look a little funny as work takes place on the Keister Coaster waterslide. We expect the waterslide to be available again before the end of 2020—though dates are subject to change. Work in the pool area will continue through the end of this year. Luna Park Pool, as well as 2 leisure pools at this Resort hotel, will remain open during this refurbishment.

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort

Dining

  • Banana Cabana
  • Centertown Market

Shops

  • Calypso Trading Post

Activities

  • Pool
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fishing Excursions

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available to transport Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney Springs area, Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park
  • Disney Skyliner aerial gondolas are available to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Dining

  • California Grill
  • Chef Mickey’s (this excludes Character Dining, which will be available starting December 16)
  • Contempo Café
  • Cove Bar
  • Outer Rim
  • The Sand Bar
  • The Wave… of American Flavors
  • The Wave Lounge

Shops

  • Bayview Gifts
  • Fantasia Market
  • Market Place

Activities

  • Pool
  • Poolside Activities
  • Pool Cabana Rentals
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Sports Courts
  • Fishing Excursions

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Disney Springs area
  • Monorail transportation is available to and from Magic Kingdom park; monorail transportation is not available for EPCOT

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Dining

  • Barcelona Lounge
  • Dahlia Lounge
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill
  • Siestas Cantina
  • Three Bridges Bar & Grill

Shops

  • Panchito’s Gifts and Sundries

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • La Vida Fitness Center
  • Destino Fitness Center
  • Volleyball Courts

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney theme parks and the Disney Springs area

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground

Dining

  • P&J’s Southern Takeout
  • Meadow Snack Bar
  • Crockett’s Tavern

Shops

  • Settlement Trading Post
  • Meadow Trading Post

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Archery
  • Bike Barn
  • Sports Courts
  • Trail Rides and Horse Barn
  • Fishing Excursions
  • Dog parks

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney theme parks and the Disney Springs area
  • Water taxi transportation is limited, transporting Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Dining

  • Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
  • Courtyard Pool Bar
  • Enchanted Rose
  • Gasparilla Island Grill
  • Grand Floridian Cafe
  • Narcoossee’s

Shops

  • Basin White
  • Curiouser Clothiers
  • M. Mouse Mercantile
  • Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries

Activities

  • Pools
  • Pool Cabana Rentals
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Multi-Purpose Courts

Note: Although the fitness center is available, salon and spa services remain temporarily unavailable.

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Disney Springs area
  • Water taxi transportation is limited, transporting Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park
  • Monorail transportation is available to and from Magic Kingdom park; monorail transportation is not available for EPCOT

Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Dining

  • Olivia’s Café
  • Good’s Food to Go
  • Gurgling Suitcase

Shops

  • Conch Flats General Store

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Community Hall
  • Sports Courts

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney theme parks and the Disney Springs area

Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows

Note: Due to Resort refurbishments, transportation offerings will be modified beginning in early October 2020. See details below.

Dining

  • Kona Cafe
  • Capt. Cook’s
  • Pineapple Lanai
  • Barefoot Pool Bar
  • Tambu Lounge

Shops

  • Moana Mercantile
  • Bou-tiki

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Oasis Patio Rentals
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fishing Excursions

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Disney Springs area
  • Water taxi transportation is limited, transporting Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park
  • Monorail transportation is not available for EPCOT and Magic Kingdom park
  • The walkway to the Transportation and Ticket Center is open, where Guests may access the monorail and ferry boats to Magic Kingdom park

Resort Refurbishment
Due to refurbishment work at the Great Ceremonial House, monorail service to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is temporarily suspended.

Disney’s Pop Century Resort

Dining

  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining
  • Petals Pool Bar

Shops

  • Everything POP Shopping & Dining

Activities

  • Pools – including the Hippy Dippy Pool, Bowling Pool and Computer Pool
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney theme parks and the Disney Springs area
  • Disney Skyliner aerial gondolas are available to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Dining

  • Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera (please note that the Character Dining experience will be modified)
  • Primo Piatto
  • Le Petit Café
  • Bar Riva

Shops

  • La Boutique

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Eventi

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available to transport Guests from Disney Disney Resort hotel to the Disney Springs area, Magic Kingdom park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park
  • Disney Skyliner aerial gondolas are available to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT

What Will Be Open at Each Disney Resort Hotel

Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

Dining

  • The Artist’s Palette
  • The Paddock Grill
  • On the Rocks Pool Bar

Shops

  • Artist’s Palette

Activities

  • Pools
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Community Hall
  • Sports Courts

Note: Although the fitness center is available, salon and spa services remain temporarily unavailable.

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available to transport Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to the Disney theme parks and the Disney Springs area

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Dining

  • Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • Martha’s Vineyard
  • Ale & Compass Restaurant
  • Ale & Compass Lounge
  • The Market at Ale & Compass
  • Hurricane Hanna’s Waterside Bar and Grill (bar only)

Shops

  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • The Market at Ale & Compass

Activities

  • Stormalong Bay
  • Admiral Pool
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Sports Courts
  • Fishing Excursions

Note: Although the fitness center is available, salon and spa services remain temporarily unavailable.

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and the Disney Springs area
  • The Disney Skyliner aerial gondolas are available to Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Watercraft transportation is available to take Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s BoardWalk Villas

The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Dining

  • Beaches Pool Bar & Grill
  • Courtyard Pool Bar
  • Enchanted Rose
  • Gasparilla Island Grill
  • Grand Floridian Cafe
  • Narcoossee’s

Shops

  • Basin White
  • Curiouser Clothiers
  • M. Mouse Mercantile
  • Sandy Cove Gifts and Sundries

Activities

  • Pools
  • Pool Cabana Rentals
  • Poolside Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Fitness Center
  • Multi-Purpose Courts

Note: Although the fitness center is available, salon and spa services remain temporarily unavailable.

Transportation

  • Bus transportation is available from this Disney Resort hotel to EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Disney Springs area
  • Water taxi transportation is limited, transporting Guests from this Disney Resort hotel to Magic Kingdom park
  • Monorail transportation is available to and from Magic Kingdom park; monorail transportation is not available for EPCOT

Where to Find More Info

This is a very fluid situation and for more updates for Walt Disney World Resort Hotels, check here  or contact your TMFLT Travel Counselor.

If you would like to request a no-obligation quote to visit Walt Disney World and other destinations, request pricing here.

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