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Last Updated on September 10, 2020 by Allyson
*Updated: June 7, 2020
On May 7, Disney announced that Disney Springs is reopening at Walt Disney World. The shopping and dining experience’s phased reopening started on May 20.
Only a limited number of shopping and dining experiences owned by third-party operating participants are currently open during the initial phase.
However, select Disney-owned shops and restaurants, including World of Disney, D-Luxe Burger (mobile ordering only), and the Marketplace Co-Op, started to open on May 27.
With the reopening, everyone must follow these health and safety measures:
1. There are limited parking and reduced entrances
-You will be directed to self-park in the Orange and Lime garages with all surface parking lots closed.
-The guest entryways to four locations will be reduced at opening, including the Orange and Lime garages, the Hotel Plaza Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge, and the rideshare location.
-You cannot access Disney Springs from the Grapefruit garage.
2. Temperature screenings are required before you can enter
-All guests will have their temperature taken before they can enter Disney Springs. The screenings will be on the second-floor exits of Orange and Lime parking garages and the Marketplace Entrance. The latter will serve guests from the Hotel Plaza Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge and the rideshare drop-off lot.
-In addition to guests, employees will also be required to complete a health screening and temperature check at home before they come to work.
Based on guidance from health authorities, anyone who has a temperature of 100.4 or above must go to another location to be re-screened. If you have a temperature above 100.4, you will not be allowed entry, in addition to those in their party.
3. Everyone is required to wear face coverings
-Guests ages 2 and older and all employees are required to wear an appropriate face covering. You must bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except during dining.
-If you forget a mask, disposable masks may be available.
There are also many other protocols, including physical barriers placed throughout to help maintain social distancing, designated areas of where to stand and where not to stand if you’re line, arrows on walkways to control foot traffic, and more.
Cashless or contactless payment options are highly recommended. You can either use credit cards, debit cards, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards Redemption Cards, or mobile wallets.
Some locations will also have temporary reduced hours and entertainment will not be scheduled. You can, of course, expect increased cleaning and disinfection, along with hand-washing stations and hand sanitizers throughout.
Locations Reopening & Dining Reservations
You can make dining reservations on OpenTable for select locations. (At this time, reservations are unavailable on the official website and via My Disney Experience in preparation for the phased reopening of Walt Disney World that begins July 11. For more details, check out my Walt Disney World reopening guide.)
IMPORTANT: Once Disney Springs hits capacity, including the parking garages, nobody will be allowed to enter. If you have dining reservations, you will be turned away. If this happens, dining guarantee charges will be waived.
Currently, standalone bars will not be open, along with Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and cake decorating classes. Visit the official Disney Springs website to see which locations are now open.
If you’re wondering about the new Cirque du Soleil show, Drawn to Life, “teams are currently evaluating and planning to determine the timing for the opening.”
I will continue to update this post if or when more details are announced.