BREAKING NEWS: Disney Springs Has Reached Capacity at Walt Disney World
Though the COVID-19 world is starting to feel like a “New Normal”, it’s important to remember (especially for those planning a Disney visit in 2020) that there are new policies in place that may have an impact on how you spend your time. To keep guests safe during the pandemic, Disney is restricting the amount of people that are allowed into the parks. According to initial reports made by Disney CEO Bob Chapek, capacity at the theme parks remains at 25% so that guests can keep safe boundaries and to prevent overcrowding.
These same provisions have been extended to Disney Springs, Disney World’s downtown shopping and entertainment district. Disney officials are putting a cap on how many guests can be in Disney Springs at one time.
Though this doesn’t typically have an impact on weekday shoppers, on the weekends, Disney Springs may be closed when it hits their reduced capacity.
Case in point is this evening (October 24th.) Our MickeyBlogger is on the scene and was hoping to go out for dinner at Disney Springs only to find that no more guests were being allowed in.
As you can see, when this happens it is noted on all of the road signs and guests are NOT allowed to enter the premises.
Once capacity is reached, the also close off the Parking Garages so that guests simply aren’t tempted to park and wait.
Enough warning is given so that those hoping to visit Disney Springs can continue one their way without exiting to the property.
Security officials are also stationed on the property to make sure the capacity guidelines are enforced.
Guests visiting Disney World in the weeks ahead should pay very close attention to new hours and capacity levels for Disney theme parks and Disney Springs. Though you may have plans to visit Disney Springs, these plans can be hindered if things get too busy. Again, this is more common on weekends or popular public holidays.
If the closures happen early enough, it is possible that they may be lifted and guests can enter the area later in the day once more guests have left. For more information on the changes taking place at Walt Disney World, readers are encouraged to keep following along with MickeyBlog where we’ll be coming to you LIVE! from the theme parks every week!
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