This week, something happened at Disney World that hasn’t happened in more than 2 years

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It’s something we’ve waited for for a very long time, and it has finally happened. As of this week, every single Walt Disney World Resort Hotel is open for bookings to Guests staying at the central Florida Parks for the first time since the pandemic resulted in an almost four-month closure of the Walt Disney World Resort from March 2020 to July 2020.

2 years later: The day Walt Disney World closed for COVID-19

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When Disney World reopened in mid-July 2020, only a few of its resort hotels had reopened their doors along with the four theme parks. Since that time, the Resort Hotels have opened as part of the Walt Disney World Resort’s phased reopening, but never have all the Disney Resort Hotels been open simultaneously since before the pandemic began.

This week, Disney World announced the reopening of one of its Value Resorts, Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, located in the Disney’s Animal Kingdom area of the Disney World property. The All-Star Sports Resort reopened yesterday, meaning that every single one of Disney World’s Resort Hotels is open for the first time since March 2020.

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On Disney World’s webpage for the All-Star Sports Resort, Disney has posted a reminder for Guests:

“Disney Resort hotels will begin a phased reopening. As we open these hotels, a number of health-and-safety measures will be in place. Additionally, some experiences such as housekeeping services and resort activities have been modified or may be unavailable.”

Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort offer Guests the fun of a sports-themed Resort Hotel at a value-level nightly rate.

Walt Disney World Resort invites Guests to “get in the game at this Resort hotel that salutes the world of competitive sports, including baseball, basketball, football, surfing and tennis. Go the distance and don’t be afraid to celebrate your inner fan amid sporty décor starring some of your favorite Disney characters.”

Beach-themed Surfboard Bay pool offers cool blue water and giant surfboards that stand close to it

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Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort features a variety of ways to enjoy family time together, including themed pools, like the Grand Slam pool and the Surfboard Bay pool. There’s also a jogging trail, an arcade, a playground, and space for movies under the stars in the evenings. In between the parks and activities at the Resort, grab a snack or lunch at the End Zone Food Court.

For more information about Disney’s All Star Sports Resort, click here, or visit the Walt Disney World website for more information about any of the other more than 25 Disney World Resort Hotels.

About Becky Burkett

Becky's from the Lone Star State and has been writing since she was 10 and encountered her first Disney Park when she was 11. It was love at first Main Street Electrical Parade. Joy is blank lined journals, 0.7 mm pens, and all things Walt, Woody and Buzz, PIXAR, Imagineering, Sleeping Beauty (make it blue!), Disney Parks history and EPCOT. At Disney World, you'll find her croonin' with the birdies at the Enchanted Tiki Room or hangin' with Woody and the gang at Toy Story Land. If you can dream, you really can do it!