Just about two months after closing, Disney Springs has officially reopened to the public today!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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…
…along with signs that told you about the requirements for entry into Disney Springs.
Purell hand-sanitizing stations were located before and after the entrance to Disney Springs for guests to use.
Guests were required to stand at the designated ground markings to wait their turn to go through the 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.
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.
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.
Also notable, we were told that, at this time, all guests aged three and older must be wearing masks for entry, with no exceptions.
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.
There were also hand-washing stations, complete with soap and working sinks with water.
A sign on the front encouraged guests to wash their hands for 20 seconds during usage…
…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.
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.
Additionally, signs have been added above sinks asking to wash your hands for twenty seconds.
Social Distancing Signs
On the bridges and walkways throughout Disney Springs, there were arrows placed on either side to direct traffic.
This helped control which sides guests were walking on to promote physical distancing as guests walked throughout Disney Springs.
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.
The signs were also in the queue areas so physical distancing could be enforced at all times.
We will continue to update this post throughout the day with more logistics about the new health and safety procedures!
Do you plan on visiting Disney Springs soon? Let us know in the comments below!
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