Disney has also announced some very significant changes to the park’s operations:
Dining Reservations Canceled
Disney has canceled all existing dining reservations and experience bookings. They will reopen booking options with a more limited capacity closer to when the parks reopen.
Disney will also change the booking window from its current mark of 180 days in advance to just 60 days in advance.
Dining Plans Canceled
Because capacity will be limited upon reopening, Disney has also canceled Disney Dining Plans included in packages.
Here is one of the biggest announcements: Disney has suspended FastPass+ and will automatically cancel existing FastPass+ reservations.
They will use attraction queue space to manage capacity and implement physical distancing protocols.
Extra Magic Hours Suspended
Disney has temporarily suspended Extra Magic Hours.
More To Come
These announcements are likely the first of many that Disney will have to implement in order to operate the parks according to CDC mandates. These are more announcements about removing old processes. It will be interesting to see what the new processes look like when Disney announces them.
Personally, I think that Disney’s suspending FastPass+ is a bombshell announcement. There is no mention of whether Disney will reopen FastPass+ later, or if guests will be able to use it at all in the foreseeable future.
My bet is that there are plenty of engineers and math wizards working at Disney who are trying to recalculate park capacity, attraction capacity, and physical distancing requirements. It is surely a complicated puzzle.