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Disney Springs At The Walt Disney World Resort Is Now Open

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Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort is now open and waiting to welcome you back to the magic. Over the past few month, a gradually phased reopening of shops and restaurants have been underway and with the opening of such well known Disney owned stores and eateries such as World of Disney, TrenD, D-Luxe Burger as well as all of your other favorites, here’s what you need to know about Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Disney is now reopened with dining and shopping with new restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While Disney World’s theme parks and hotels remain closed, the company calls the Disney Springs’ Wednesday reopening a “welcome milestone.”

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Guests will notice some changes at the Orlando-area complex, which implemented a number of health and safety measures based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health authorities.  For example, all Cast Members and guests over the age of three must wear face coverings, and everyone must undergo temperature screenings. Disney Springs will also limit the number of guests visiting the property, as well as within each location. The district even installed barriers in some areas where it’s difficult to maintain physical distancing.

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“We’ve got an incredible group of Cast Members here circulating throughout the property to assist [guests] in this way. It’s a really exciting time here,” Disney Springs vice president Matt Simon. It’s an encouraging first step for Disney fans who are counting the days for the resort to fully reopen after shutting down in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Disney Springs is now open from 10:00 am.  until 10 p.m. with a majority of the stores and restaurants in the complex now welcoming back guests, and they might have adjusted their usual hours of operation.

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As of  May 27, Disney-owned shops such as the World of Disney which features all manner of souvenirs, the Marketplace Co-op and D-Luxe Burger, which will offer mobile ordering.

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WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ARRIVE?

Disney Springs Reopens Walt DIsney World Parking GarageIn the early phase of reopening, you’ll be directed to self-park in the Orange and Lime garages. All other parking will be closed. Once these parking garages are full, the complex will be considered at capacity, Disney Springs said. Parking is free, and there’s no admission fee to enter the Disney Springs complex. Guests will also have their temperatures checked. If you register above 100.4, you will not be allowed to enter nor will members of your party.
Employees will be screened as well.

Disney Springs Is Reopened Walt Disney World Know Before You GoIncreased mobile food ordering options will be available, and cashless transactions will be encouraged throughout. Character meet & greets and play areas will remain temporarily closed but there are still magical surprises.

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WHAT ABOUT MASKS AND FACE COVERINGS?

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All guests 3 and older and as well workers will be required to wear an appropriate face covering.
Guests need to supply their own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining, Disney Springs said.
No mask or face covering? No entry.

WHAT OTHER PROTECTIVE MEASURES ARE BEING TAKEN?

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You’ll see many of the protective measures being used in other places opening up:
— Cashless transactions: Guests will be highly encouraged to use credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards and mobile pay apps.
— Signs and ground markings: They’ll be visibly placed throughout Disney Springs to help visitors maintain social distancing.DIsney Springs Reopens New Guidelines Walt Disney World
— Hand sanitizing and cleanings: Watch for numerous hand-sanitizing stations throughout the complex. Disney says there will be frequent “cleaning and disinfection in high-traffic areas such as public elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles [and] restrooms.
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Coming up next will share all of the exciting news of the approved plans for the phased reopenings of the Walt Disney World Resort itself from the resort hotels, Disney Vacation Clubs as well as the Parks. Although there will be some noticeable changes in procedures and what to expect to begin with, the magic will still be there and so much more. When will you be planning your visit to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World now that it’s open?