NEWS: Temperature Checks and Plexiglass Dividers Will Be Used as Precautionary Measures When Disney Springs Re-Opens

When it was announced that Disney Springs would begin a phased re-opening starting on May 20th, several precautionary measures that would be implemented were laid out.

Shopping at Disney Springs

Now, more information has been released of what can be expected when Disney Springs re-opens.

In an article for the Hollywood Reporter, Eric Clinton, President of the UNITE HERE, Local 362 Union, shared more information on what can be expected from the re-opening of the dining and shopping center.

Disney Springs

According to Clinton, “All guests and employees will be required to wear masks. Disney will provide employees three washable masks. Guests will have their temperature checked and plexiglass dividers have been installed at registers. Guests will swipe their own payments cards, they will no longer be handled by employees. And custodians will be retrained to pay attention to high-touch areas.”

Disney’s collection of face masks on ©shopDisney

Disney Springs begins its re-opening of third-party retail and dining locations on May 20th, however Clinton stated that Disney-owned shops and eateries, such as World of Disney, will begin to open a week later.

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7 Replies to “NEWS: Temperature Checks and Plexiglass Dividers Will Be Used as Precautionary Measures When Disney Springs Re-Opens”

  1. I have a trip planned for July 4th thru 12th. Staying in the park with 19 people. This is a $20,000 trip that I’m not sure we should make. Face masks will be very uncomfortable in the heat. Aside from the number of cases being reported showing no change before and during quarantine face masks mandates have made no changes in numbers of reported cases. I’m not sure I could make the 5 year olds on this trip keep their masks on. I think I better just cancel this trip and be done with it. I have no issues with taking on the risk of the virus… I’m just as likely to get it at the grocery store as I am Disney. I just don’t think the trip will be fun. I almost wish Disney would just stay closed and take the choice of going away from me

  2. We will not be going either while masks are quired. Also confused about temp checks – what would they consider a fever?

  3. Temp checks are pretty pointless since asymptotic people and those incubating are still contagious and won’t have a fever. And unless they publish what they consider a fever to be, who decides if 99.9 is a fever when it could be the heat, a person’s normal Temp (people do vary and we all vary during the day) or an illness? And while I could see this being added to the already slow park entry process, Disney Springs has multiple points of access and is all shops and eateries. Are they going to check your temp at every single store? Who is taking your temp? A medically trained person or Joe public with an infrared thermometer he/she may or may not be using properly? This all sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen and Disney sounds like a place not to go with all this “for show” stuff they are implementing.

  4. As long as face coverings are required, I won’t be visiting Disney Springs. What a miserable experience that would be!

    1. Imagine wearing one in the parks. Ugh! If FL isn’t requiring all this, Disney shouldn’t be either. I cancelled my July trip.