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Disney World’s Shades of Green Pushes Arrivals Back

An update from Shades of Green, a resort serving the US Military and their families, has announced that they will push back new resort arrivals till May 16th.

While the resort is on Walt Disney World property, it operates separately. Per it’s official statement below, it is waiting on Disney to make an official announcement still on when the theme parks and resort hotels will open again.

I expect an announcement will come today or tomorrow, sometime after the market has closed.

Disney is somewhat late to the game in announcing an actual opening date despite letting guests book for April 1st and beyond, a date that will more than likely change.

In the meantime, Cast Members of the parks and resorts are being held in limbo over what they can expect come March 31st. Many are worried about their pay and medical benefits continuing beyond March 31st.

Here is Shades of Green’s official statement:

*Update as of March 27th, 2020*

Shades of Green will temporarily close in response to the Coronavirus
The safety of our guests and staff is our primary concern at AFRC Resorts. Shades of Green will temporarily close to ensure the health and well-being of service members and their families during the COVID-19 crisis. Despite our best efforts to serve guests through this situation, it is now apparent that this crisis requires collective action to slow its progression in the United States. Guests will be asked to return to their home station as soon as they can make the necessary travel arrangements. We are waiving any cancellation or early departure fees for reservations during this time.

There have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at Shades of Green Resort. 

Shades of Green will continue to accept reservations for new arrivals after May 15th. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will make a determination to reopen in coordination with our partners at Disney World Resorts when it is safe for our guests and staff.