Behind the Scenes at Reopen Prep for Disney Springs
This was fun to watch. Local Orlando news takes us into Disney Springs to see reopen prep for Wednesday, May 20.
WESH 2 teased, “We’re live at Disney Springs, a day before its Grand Reopening.
“See what’s changed and what to expect the next time you go.”
Disney Springs Reopen: A look behind the scenes
Firstly, I am here in the Northeast. Sitting in New England, where Massachusetts just began its opening process. As such, it’s fascinating to watch some of our favorite sites reopen; opening thousands of miles away; unfortunately, where we won’t be able to join in the festivities.
Secondly, watching WESH go into Disney Springs is a lot like watching the Archeologists work on the Egyptian treasures; fascinated by the team going into the sealed tomb in search of treasures.
However, as long as it may seem since we last saw activity at Walt Disney World, it really hasn’t been that long.
Moreover, getting to see Cast Members back inside Disney Springs is magical and gives those of us still home, hope.
Shops Reopen Wednesday
The channel reported, “Walt Disney World shops and restaurants prepare to open [Wednesday]
“[F]inal preps are being made and a warning has been issued about the dangers of coronavirus,” continued WESH. “All guests over the age of three will be required to wear a facemask and have their temperature taken.
“Signs… remind guests they are voluntarily assuming all risks associated with possible exposure to COVID-19, including severe illness or death,” they added.
Some Things Remain The Same
So, things have changed, of course. Masks and signs and the like are jarring.
However, NOT EVERYTHING has changed.
“Like only Disney can, guests are greeted upon entry by cast members displaying their signature enthusiasm,” said reporter Amanda Dukes. “A total of 44 shops and restaurants will open inside Disney Springs on Wednesday, but three that are owned by Disney will not open until May 27.
“Throughout the Springs there are social distancing markers for lines, hand-washing stations, directional signals on pathways and constant reminders to keep your face mask on.”
Of course, given how dangerous COVID-19 can be, and how wonderful it will be to see “normal” activity at Disney, masks are a small price to pay. No?
Finally, check out the WESH 2 video below (after the jump):
Inside Disney Springs as final reopening preps are made https://t.co/CYhgeZPEwp
— WESH 2 News (@WESH) May 19, 2020