All Your Questions Answered About What’s Open at Disney Springs and Enhanced Health Protocols
With Disney Springs gearing up to open their doors this Wednesday, May 20, for the first time the COVID-19 crisis began back in March. There are lots and lots of questions out there on what changes will be in place to keep all Guests and Cast Members safe, what dining and retail locations will be open, will face masks or coverings be required, and more.
Before the stores and restaurants at Disney Springs open their doors again, Disney has released several answers to the most common questions we all have. We, here at MickeyBlog.com, are going to cover all those questions and answers for you in a series of articles. This first one addresses which retail establishments and restaurants will be open and additional health and safety procedures that will be implemented.
General Questions for Disney Springs Reopening
When will the rest of Disney Springs reopen?
Following the guidance of government and health officials, a number of shopping and dining experiences that are operated by third parties will begin to open during this initial phase beginning May 20. We will share more information on additional openings at Disney Springs via this website as details are available.
Which shops and restaurants are open?
View the Disney Springs map for the most up-to-date information on location operations at Disney Springs.
Are you opening any of the bars?
At this time, following the guidance of government and health officials, standalone bars will not open at Disney Springs.
A number of shopping and dining experiences that are operated by third parties will begin to open during this initial phase.
Will Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique be available?
A number of shopping and dining experiences that are operated by third parties will begin to open during this initial phase. Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique remains temporarily closed.
When will Drawn to Life Presented by Cirque du Soleil & Disney debut?
The teams are currently evaluating and planning to determine the timing for the opening of Drawn to Life. We’ll be sure to keep you posted when we have news to share.
Will cake decorating classes be available?
A number of shopping and dining experiences that are operated by third parties will begin to open during this initial phase. Cake decorating is not currently available.
Are you allowing rideshare drop-offs?
Yes. Rideshare drop-off will occur in the Marketplace lot.
Which parking areas may I use?
Guests may park in the Orange and Lime parking garages. Surface parking lots and valet will remain unavailable.
What if the parking garages say they are closed? May I park somewhere else and still visit Disney Springs?
Unfortunately, due to capacity restrictions at Disney Springs, once the parking garages are full, Guests will no longer be able to park and visit Disney Springs.
Are you reducing entry points to Disney Springs?
As part of our efforts to introduce temperature screening, we are limiting the number of Guest entrances to 5, including the Orange and Lime garages, the Marketplace Entrance, the bus loop near Town Center and the rideshare drop off area. Similar to procedures at Shanghai Disney Resort, temperature screenings will be required for all Guests, Cast Members, vendors and Operating Participant employees before entering Disney Springs.
General Well-Being and Enhanced Wellness
How are you addressing the safety of non-Disney stores, restaurants and venues at Disney Springs?
As we navigate through this period as responsibly as we can, we, along with our Operating Participants, have all implemented a number of new safety measures based on guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. Disney Springs will begin to reopen in a way that incorporates enhanced safety measures, including increased cleaning procedures, the use of appropriate face coverings by Operating Participant employees, Cast Members and Guests, limited-contact Guest Services and additional safety training and information. We are all committed to a responsible reopening of Disney Springs.
Will hand sanitizers or hand-washing stations be available throughout Disney Springs? Where will they be located?
Yes. Hand sanitizing stations will be available at a variety of locations throughout Disney Springs.
How are you addressing the cleanliness of equipment that Guests use at entertainment venues such as The VOID, Splitsville Luxury Lanes and NBA Experience?
Entertainment venues will not be available at reopen and we will share more details at a later date. For locations that will be open, Disney Springs will begin to reopen in a way that incorporates enhanced safety measures, including increased cleaning procedures.
Keep following along here at MickeyBlog.com for everything you need to know when it comes to Disney Springs’ reopening.
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