Here Are the New Health and Safety Procedures We Saw at Disney Springs!

Just about two months after closing, Disney Springs has officially reopened to the public today!

Disney Springs

Since there are new health and safety protocols being implemented in the shopping and dining locations, we’re here to give you all the details of what to expect!

Disney Springs reopened today with limited operations, hours, and capacity. Currently, only third-party retailers and restaurants are open for guests. However, Disney-owned and operated stores will be opening next week on May 27th.

World of Disney

To make sure that guests and employees are kept safe, there are plenty of new procedures in place in Disney Springs! Let’s take a closer look at the logistics of actually arriving, parking, and entering the shopping and dining district!

Disney Springs Sign

Parking

After we arrived at Disney Springs, we were directed to the Orange parking garage near the Coca Cola store. At the current time we made it to the area, the garage near AMC and Splitsville was closed.

Entrance to Orange Garage

The Cast Members in the garage informed us that it was self parking all day, with no parking attendants. However, that may not be how things are handled in the future. After we parked, we heard Cast Members greeting everybody on microphones and welcoming them back.

Orange Garage

Security/Temperature Checks

The temperature checks were similar to the ones we have seen before at Universal CityWalk. Signs around the parking garage directed you to the screening area…

Temperature Screening Sign

…along with signs that told you about the requirements for entry into Disney Springs.

Health and Safety Sign

Purell hand-sanitizing stations were located before and after the entrance to Disney Springs for guests to use.

Hand Sanitizing Stations

Guests were required to stand at the designated ground markings to wait their turn to go through the temperature check.

Temperature Check

After coming forward, Cast Members would wave contactless thermometers in front of guests’ foreheads. If their temperature was below 100.4, they were waved through to enter Disney Springs.

Cast Members Doing Temperature Checks

If a guest had a temperature of 100.4 or more, they were directed to a re-screening tent to sit and try and bring their temperatures down. However, if their temperature remained the same, they were asked to leave Disney Springs.

Re-Screening Tent

Face Masks

Guests who didn’t have masks were also turned away, since masks would not be provided to guests before entering. Everyone was required to be wearing a mask before arriving to the parking garages for temperature checks.

Orange Garage at Disney Springs

Also notable, we were told that, at this time, all guests aged three and older must be wearing masks for entry, with no exceptions.

You can find out more details about temperature checks at Disney Springs here!

Hand-Washing and Hand-Sanitizing Stations

Disney Springs had multiple hand-sanitizing locations located throughout the property for guests to use as they walked through the shopping and dining district.

Purell Station

There were also hand-washing stations, complete with soap and working sinks with water.

Hand-Washing Station

A sign on the front encouraged guests to wash their hands for 20 seconds during usage…

Hand-Washing Station

…along with a series of signs next to the hand-washing stations to explain the procedures for health and safety. A Cast Member was located nearby if any guests had questions or needed assistance.

Hand Washing Station

Restrooms

Restrooms were also given a few updates at the shopping and dining complex. Outside the restrooms, there are signs requesting that guests maintain physical distancing at all times.

Disney Springs Restrooms

Additionally, signs have been added above sinks asking to wash your hands for twenty seconds.

Disney Springs Restrooms

Social Distancing Signs

On the bridges and walkways throughout Disney Springs, there were arrows placed on either side to direct traffic.

Directional Markers

This helped control which sides guests were walking on to promote physical distancing as guests walked throughout Disney Springs.

Directional Marker

Each of the storefronts featured ground markers where guests were asked to stand before entering shopping and dining locations. They were each spaced six feet apart from one another to maintain distance between guests.

Ground Markers

The signs were also in the queue areas so physical distancing could be enforced at all times.

Queue Markers

We will continue to update this post throughout the day with more logistics about the new health and safety procedures!

Keep up with us as we take you LIVE at the re-opening of Disney Springs!

Do you plan on visiting Disney Springs soon? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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