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Disney Parks Blog has issued an update on the phased reopening of Disney Springs and what guests need to know before visiting.
The first phase of reopening will begin on the morning of Wednesday, May 20. This phase will see the opening of certain third party establishments, including STK, The Polite Pig, The Boathouse, and others.
On May 27, three Disney-owned and -operated stores and venues will reopen: World of Disney, D-Luxe Burger (mobile order only) and the Marketplace Co-Op.
You can find updates on these planned reopenings at DisneySprings.com/reopening.
Disney is implementing a number of new health and safety measures and operational changes with these initial phases. Here is what you need to know prior to your arrival:
- Parking and Entrances: During this initial phase, guests will be directed to self-park in the Orange and Lime Garages. All surface lots will be closed.
- Face Coverings: All guests 3 years of age and older, along with cast members and third-party operating-participant employees, will be required to wear an appropriate face covering while visiting Disney Springs (except when sitting at a dining table).
- Temperature Screenings: Once you arrive at Disney Springs, guests will be required to undergo temperature screenings. Anyone displaying a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be directed to an additional location for rescreening and assistance. At that stage, those who again measure 100.4 degrees or higher will not be allowed entry, nor will those in their party.
- Physical Distancing and Capacity Measures: To maintain appropriate physical distancing throughout Disney Springs during this initial phase, the number of guests visiting the property will be limited, as will the number within each location. Ground markings will help promote proper distancing when queuing is necessary.
- Cleanliness: Disney has increased cleaning and disinfection procedures in high-traffic areas such as elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more. Hand-washing stations and hand sanitizer will also be available.
- Cashless Transactions: Cashless payment options are recommended whenever possible during your visit to Disney Springs. Cash can also be used to purchase a Disney gift card at the Welcome Center and other select merchandise locations.
Cast members are going through extensive new training as we all learn to adjust to these changing times together. Some cast members will be walking throughout Disney Springs to explain the new procedures and answer any questions you may have.
At the end of the day, Disney is aiming to deliver all the Disney magic we know and love – but with safety as the top priority.
I don't envy the folks having to make these tough decisions and am so grateful for everything that Disney has done from the beginning of all of this to bring us magic while prioritizing the safety of the community and its cast members. I cannot wait to see in person how these new procedures play out, and to support the shops and restaurants that we all love so much.