Last updated: September 16th, 2020
As COVID-19 continues, we understand that this brings uncertainty to travel. At Magical Vacation Homes, our guests, homeowners, and employees are our top priority and we are determined to provide answers to any questions you may have.
For the latest travel recommendations, please review the recent updates from the Center For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL UPDATE, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020: CDC Travel Restrictions Adjusted for International Travelers visiting the United States, view the latest update here.
Our Commitment to You and Your Vacation
As we approach the world with a new normal, we want to make sure it’s a secure one. Our main goal is to welcome all of you, our magical guests, into a home you can feel good about entering. Trust in us to provide you a vacation home that’s clean and ready for you on your next getaway, whenever you decide to visit us. Check out our video above in collaboration with Experience Kissimmee to see the benefits of renting a vacation home.
As we approach the world with a new normal, we want to make sure it’s a secure one. We are now following the guidelines provided by SafeHome that exceed the recommendations from the CDC and promises to welcome your family into a home you can feel good about entering. As an active member of The Vacation Rental Housekeeping Professionals (VRHP) and the Vacation Rental Management Association (VRMA), the associations are recommending that existing cleaning programs be augmented to include even more rigorous disinfecting protocols. Read our newly updated procedures designed to give you that longed for peace of mind.
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Updates To Our Property Maintenance Procedures
In order to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 and for your safety, we are operating under new social distancing procedures as suggested by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). With social distancing being the key to slowing the spread, we want to make you aware that we are limiting on-site visits to the property you are located at to essential cases/habitability issues only.
For all service requests and for our staff and guests’ safety, we are now troubleshooting from a virtual standpoint through Zoom Virtual Maintenance Assistance. As the first step, guests have the option to resolve their case via audio or video chat.
If we are unable to solve the case from a virtual standpoint, on-site maintenance from one of our technicians or vendors will be scheduled with prior notice. To honor all guests’ safety as well as our staff and vendors, we are now requiring a safe distance of 14 feet between guests and any staff during the maintenance process as part of our social distancing methods.
Virtual Welcome Meet & Greet
To assist our guests even further, we’ve also created a new Virtual Welcome Meet & Greet program. This allows us to welcome you and your family, virtually, and learn about all of the great features your vacation home has to offer. You can schedule a virtual welcome while you are in-house and during your call, a member of our staff will happily guide you through your Magical Vacation Home.
COVID-19 Pool Safety
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there is no evidence COVID-19 can be spread to humans through the use of pools and hot tubs. For guests staying in a property with a private pool, the pool service company, who will be servicing your swimming pool, is educated on staying safe. They will be utilizing their own equipment and will never use any pool equipment provided at the property for your use. They won’t need to touch any switches or zip timers on your pool deck. However, we do ask for guests to not touch any of the outdoor pool equipment located exterior of the home (Example: filter, breakers, motor, valves, and heater). The techs will be wearing gloves when touching these, however, we ask for no cross-contamination as they handle these items weekly.
Resort Amenity Access Updates
Reunion® Resort (Effective through August 2, 2020)
Community Pools, Fitness Centers & Restaurants
• All community pools are now open from 8 am to 11 pm daily. Club pools, including those at Centre Court Ridge, Villas North, and Villas South is now open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
*Please call Security at 407-396-3130 for access to the Club pools and be prepared to present your membership card for entry.*
• The Spa, Fitness classes, Eleven, and The pool at Eleven are closed until further notice. For in-home spa services, please call (407) 396-3037.
• The Cove Bar & Grille is open Friday-Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with “To Go” cold items available.
• Traditions is open for dinner Sunday-Thursday 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
• The Grande Lobby & Sushi Bar are open Thursday-Saturday with the lobby bar open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. all days. Sushi only is served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Signature Chophouse menu and sushi are offered Friday-Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• 7593 Chophouse is open Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
• Seven Eagles Fitness Center is open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and the Fitness Center at the Nicklaus Clubhouse is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
• Per guidelines, capacity in amenity areas will continue to be limited and physical distancing is still enforced.
• Residents are encouraged to bring personal sanitizer, personal sanitizing wipes, and personal towels to place on chairs to avoid touching community surfaces. Towels and other linens used at community recreational facilities should not be shaken out near others.
• In the event of inclement weather the pool will be closed.
Reunion Resort Water Park
• Open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
• Drifters Bar is open Sunday-Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Drifters Grill is open Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Reunion Resort Golf & Tennis
• One golf course will remain open for play Sunday-Thursday. Two will be open for play Friday-Saturday.
• Miniature Golf is open Wednesday & Thursday, 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (guests must register and pick up equipment in the Tennis Shop)
• The Tennis Shop is open Monday-Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. AND Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• The Golf Shop is open Monday-Tuesday 6:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 6:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. AND Friday-Saturday 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• The onsite gift shop and Starbucks are open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Retreat at ChampionsGate
• Oasis Club hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
• All guests and residents will check-in to the club from outside the main entrance to maintain proper distancing. This will be maintained as a single entrance to the club.
• Staff members will screen all guest bags upon entry into the club. Outside food and beverage and private pool floats are prohibited.
• Staff members will wear Personal Protective Equipment. We strongly recommend that all guests use and provide their own Personal Protective Equipment while enjoying the club.
• Guests that are identified as coming from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will not be allowed to access the club prior to a 14-day self-quarantine from the start of their check-in.
• Staff will give wristbands to all guests for the guest to apply.
• Acknowledgement of club policies will be required during the sign-in process for each resident and guest.
• Sanitizing stations will be readily available and encouraged for use by guests.
• The club will convert the Fitness Center/Resident’s entrance to the single exit from the Facility.
• No club access will be permitted through these doors.
• Upon exiting from the club, each resident/guest will discard their wristband.
• Fitness Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at limited capacity, and by reservation only
**Please call the Oasis Club at (407) 507-2800 to make your reservation or visit our front desk for availability.**
o Reservations are on a first come first serve basis
o Due to the distance requirements, some equipment may not be available.
o One hour time limits for all workouts.
Amenities and Additional Staff at the Club:
• Pool furniture has been spaced appropriately and marked on the pool deck. This furniture shall not be moved from its location. We encourage guests to bring disinfecting wipes to sanitize areas before and after use.
• Pool bathers must bring their own towels, and please no sharing.
• The Cabanas, Spa, Meeting Rooms, Business Center, Dining Rooms, Movie Theater and the Arcade remain closed.
• Slide will be monitored, allowing distancing for queue lines.
• Dedicated staff members will be on-site all day for constant sanitation including, deck chairs, tabletops, chairs, doors, inner tubes, and other surfaces.
Food and Beverage Service:
• Limited menu from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
• Prior to serving, the Oasis restaurant will be thoroughly detailed and sanitized.
• Food safety practices – clean, separate, cook, and chill – will be continued. Food contact surfaces will be washed, rinsed, and sanitized continuously.
• No indoor or bar seating.
• Outdoor seating allowed with a minimum of six feet distance between tables.
• Outdoor foodservice furniture will be cleaned and sanitized between seating.
• Contact will be limited between team members and guests.
• Servers will be wearing Personal Protective Equipment
• All Food and Beverage will be served in disposable and single-use containers.
• Staff will only use single laminated sheet menus that will be sanitized between each use.
• Walk-up orders will be accepted.
• Packaged alcohol available for sale. (To Go Only)
Windsor Hills Resort
• The Theater will remain closed until further notice.
• The Exercise Room. In order for guests to practice Social Distancing, the occupancy in the exercise room is limited to a maximum of 4 users at a time.
• There is a sign-up sheet in the Welcome Center to use the exercise room. The sign-up sheet is for owners and guests. Sign-ups can be done over the phone at 407-787-4255.
• The first usage session is at 8:00 a.m. The last usage session is at 9:30 p.m.
• Exercise room usage is limited to 30 minutes per user, per session. Please be on time.
• Guests must clean the exercise equipment before and after they use them.
• Exercise room usage guidelines will be revised as recommended by the Local and State Authorities.
• The Game Room. There is limited seating in the game room in order for guests to practice Social Distancing. Operating hours are 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., daily.
• The Community Pool and Hot Tub. There is limited seating around the pool deck in order for guests to practice Social Distancing. Operating hours are 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., daily. All visitors to the pool, including owners, must obtain wristbands from the Welcome Center.
• Sir Windsor AquaVenture (water park and water slides). Summer operating hours are from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., daily. In order to practice Social Distancing the number of guests allowed in the area is limited.
• The Welcome Center. Operating hours are 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. In order to practice Social Distancing, only 2 guests with masks, are allowed in the office at a time.
• The Windsor Hills MarketPlace and Grill is open 10:30 until 5:00 p.m., daily. In order to practice Social Distancing, only 6 guests are allowed in the shop at a time and must stand 6 feet from each other.
• Recreation areas. Tennis Courts, Basketball Court, Sand Volleyball Court, Putting Green and Playgrounds are open. We ask that everyone practice social distancing when using these facilities.
**Please note: if social distancing is not respected, the above listed operating hours may be reduced.**
Support Local Businesses
As we are a local small business ourselves, we want to do our part and show love and support to other businesses in the Greater Orlando area. With a variety of small businesses that make a wonderful impact on our city, here are a few ways everyone can come together to help support local.
There are still numerous restaurants that are open and offering takeout and or delivery options in the downtown ChampionsGate area. Click the link below to find your favorite restaurant.
Reunion® Resort guests can enjoy the convenience of curbside pick-up or delivery, available through Reunion’s popular on-site restaurants. For more information, please contact your restaurant of choice below.
Orlando To Go
As we continue to practice social distancing there are still numerous restaurants around Orlando that are open and offering takeout and/or delivery options. Click the link below to see if your favorite restaurant is on the list and what options they provide, as services are subject to change.
Theme Parks & Water Parks
Fun Spot America (Orlando Location) – Open as of May 22, 2020, with limited hours and operations.
Island H2O Live! – Open as of May 23, 2020, with limited hours and operations.
Gatorland – Open as of May 23, 2020, with limited hours and operations.
LEGOLAND® Florida – Theme and Water Park open as of June 1, 2020, with limited hours and operations.
Universal Orlando Resort™ – All three Theme Parks open as of June 5, 2020, with limited hours and operations.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment® – SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove and Aquatica Orlando open as of June 11, 2020, with limited hours and operations.
Walt Disney World® Resort – All four theme parks open as of July 15, 2020, with limited hours and operations. Water parks remain closed indefinitely.
ALL other major theme/water parks – Closed March 16th, 2020 until further notice.
Greater Orlando-Area Updates
We’re In This Together
We hope you and your families are staying safe and our thoughts are with everyone directly and indirectly impacted by this pandemic. Thank you for your continuous support and we will do our best to work with everyone during this uncertain time.