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How Do You Socially Distance in a Food Truck? We Visited 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa in Disney Springs

We’re live from Disney Springs on its reopening day.

4 Rivers Barbacoa Food Truck

We’ve taken you with us through parking, temperature checks, Frontera Cocina, Wine Bar George, The Boathouse, and more — and now we’re taking you with us to 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck!

We found the food truck parked in its normal location outside World of Disney!


4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa is a Food Truck, so previously, the only way for you to grab some grub was by waiting in line for your turn at the window. Here’s a look at how the line and ordering processed looked BEFORE the closures.

4R Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck

Now, instead of walking up to the window to place an order, guests place their order with an employee located at a table in front of the food truck. They shifted the table/cooler right in front of the window to prevent guests from walking straight up to the kitchen.

4 Rivers Barbacoa Food Truck

There were social distancing markers in the line to show guests where to stand while waiting to place their orders.

Social Distancing Marker

So, other than placing an order in front of the food truck and leaving extra space between parties in line, the overall queuing and ordering processes weren’t super different from before the closures.


As usual, the menu was listed on a large board in front of the food truck!

4 Rivers Cantina Menu

In addition to the food menu, there were bottled beverages and beef jerky available for purchase.

4 Rivers Cantina

The menu at the food truck listed the same options as before the closure, so not to fear — your favorites are still here!


As with all areas of Disney Springs, face coverings were required for all guests and cast members. The cashier wasn’t wearing gloves, but there was a hand sanitizer station right in front of the ordering station.

Hand Sanitizer Station

This allowed guests to sanitize before and/or after completing their payment on the pin pad.

Tables and Seating

There were tables and chairs set up just outside of the food truck which gave guests a place to sit and enjoy their meal. There were also umbrellas over the tables for a nice bit of shade! This was a very nice added bonus.

Overall Experience

While there were a few differences with the ordering and queuing process, the overall the experience at the 4 Rivers food truck was fairly similar to our previous visits. You can check out our full review of 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck from before the closures here!

Check out all of our Disney Springs re-opening coverage here!

How does this experience compare to your visits to food trucks? Let us know in the comments!

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