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
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.
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 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.”
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.
“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.
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.
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.
What can I expect when I arrive?
What about masks and face coverings?
What other protective measures are being taken?
Which Shops and Restaurants Are Reopened?
The following locations will open on May 20. Hours of operation vary. Please contact the store or restaurant directly for hours of operation.
4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group
Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers
Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company®
Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
Royally Yours by Arribas Brothers
Sunshine Churros at Disney Springs Marketplace
Sunshine Churros at Disney Springs West Side
Wine Bar George – A Restaurant & Bar
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:
“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?
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?