While Disney-owned locations won’t be welcoming guests until May 27th, there are still plenty of spots to see currently. While we’ve been visiting and taking you with us LIVE, we’ve shown you parking, temperature checks, and more!
And, now we’re giving you a guide on what we’re seeing at some of the retail locations that are currently open in Disney Springs and their new health and safety protocols.
Outdoor Queues for Limited Capacity
These new protocols can be seen before guests even enter the store. Here, we can see that stores had queues set up outside the entrance to limit the amount of people in the store itself, like Vera Bradley.
Stores like Basin, which have always implemented a high level of testing and sampling, have modified these experiences to make sure that testing is done with single-use sticks.
While their sampling sink was still open, this was an area where they were implementing single-use sticks for sampling products.
Entering other stores like Uniqlo, we noticed that online pick-up is also available for guests who want to shop, but don’t want to spend as much time inside the store itself (and limit the amount of customers inside).
Stores like Vera Bradley had signage just outside the shop as you enter. Signage outlined the major health and safety precautions they are taking to keep guests and employees safe.
Inside stores like Crystal Arts by Arribas Bros., we saw similar signage informing guests of the new health and safety protocols, including physical distancing.
Crystal Arts had additional signage encouraging guests to limit the amount of times they were handling a product.
Uniqlo also had ample signage reminding guests about the safety protocols, including physical distancing, limited capacity, and encouraging guest to use mobile checkout and self-bagging.
Uniqlo’s signage came in a couple of different forms throughout the store. Standing signs like this that prominently feature physical distancing can be found near the start of checkout lines and other areas where crowds may form.
Anthropologie also had signage as soon as you walked into the store, outlining the new protocol.
In-Store Shopping Experience
We did spot stores like Basin selling products such as hand sanitizer.
And inside Vera Bradley, we found face masks being sold at $8 per mask. This is currently the only retailer at Disney Springs we saw selling face masks.
Indoor Physical Distancing Markers
When you have all your items and it’s time to check out, the health and safety measures continue. At Ron Jon Surf Shop, signs were present upon entering the line for the registers. Ron Jon is also one of the shops at Disney Springs currently not accepting cash as a form of payment.
Physical distancing was also encouraged by markers on the floor. Here, guests are told to stand ON the marker. This is in contrast to the larger markers outdoors throughout Disney Springs, where guests are told not to stand on the markers.
These markers are most commonly seen when guests line up for check out.
Versions of these markers were seen at several retail locations.
Once you reach the actual registers, stores have installed plexiglass shields to protect both guests and employees. We took note of these inside Anthropologie.
In addition, it appears as though employees are keeping safe physical distancing when possible during the checkout process.
Although each store had their own individual way of conducting its health and safety protocols, we found that many of them implemented them well.
Stay tuned, as we will continue to keep you updated with more stores at they reopen!
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