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Disney Springs Is Reopened- Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Disney Springs is reopened – here’s everything you need to know before you go. After months of waiting, the first

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glimmers of a return to the new normal we will all soon be experiencing is underway as Disney Springs at Walt Disney World is open to guests beginning today for its phase one implantation of welcoming guest back to the magic.  After following closely to the reopening of Shanghai Disneyland, Walt Disney World is gradually and carefully putting their safety procedures into place as the world eases into a new phase of life.

Disney Springs Is Reopened- Here's Everything You Need To Know

Phase One includes all third party stores and restaurants at Disney Springs with many of the Disney owned properties set to reopen next week on Wednesday, May 27.  With Memorial Day Weekend and summer upon us, Disney fans far and wide are anxiously awaiting the announces of just when the Disney Parks will be welcoming back guests but for now, let the shopping and dining begin. Disney Springs is reopened and here’s everything you need to know before you go.

Disney Springs Is Reopened- Here's Everything You Need To Know

Disney began the phased reopening of the Disney Springs dining and shopping district 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.

Disney Springs Is Reopened- Here's Everything You Need To Know

“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.

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Starting at 10 a.m. today,  numerous third-party shops not directly connected with Disney will open their doors. The complex will be open until 10 p.m. Not all stores and restaurants in the complex will be open, and they might have adjusted their usual hours of operation. Shopping Disney Springs Walt Disney World

On 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.

Here’s a brief guide to what you need to know:

What can I expect when I arrive?

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In 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.

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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Which Shops and Restaurants Are Reopened?

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In the restaurant realm, Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, Chicken Guy!, Planet Hollywood, and Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill are some of the eateries set to open. Ready to shop? Vera Bradley, Sugarboo & Co., and Happy Hound will be among the offerings. There are no plans to open standalone bars at this time. And entertainment venues such as the NBA Experience will not be reopened yet. Here’s a look at what you can expect to find open starting today:

More Information

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In addition to the information shared here, please see the Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules for more details.
Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing. Additionally, attractions, experiences, services and amenities may have limited availability or may remain closed. We will provide more information as it becomes available.

Know Before You Go:

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It is important to note, especially during these uncertain days, weeks and months ahead as we all learn to navigate this new normal together, that  Disney Springs is issuing a health warning to visitors about your visit:
“An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By visiting Disney Springs you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.”

When will the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort reopen?

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The million-dollar question on everyone’s mind is when can we expect to see the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort reopen. Although there has been much speculation as to the opening date, especially with the Walt Disney World Resort is taking reservations for travel July 1 and afterward it’s important to remember that the park’s website provides no further details and Disney has not announced an official date yet and will not until they deem that it can be done as safely as possible.  Shanghai Disneyland in China made a cautious, phased reopening on May 11, but local and regional conditions and regulations dictate when individual parks might reopen.
 Disney Springs Is Reopened-Everything You Need To Know

Are You Ready To Return To The Magic?

Over the next few days and weeks, we will be sharing with you the official updates as they are announced from Disney but with Disney Springs reopening starting today, will you be heading to Disney Springs over the next few weeks or will you be waiting just a bit longer?