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Three Surprising Things We Weren’t Expecting to See at the Disney Springs Preview

Recently, we shared a sneak peek of what Disney Springs will look like tomorrow when some of its third-party restaurants and stores reopen thanks to a special media preview that took place earlier today.

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But while we were ready to see temperature screening areas and increased signage based on our experience at Universal CityWalk Orlando as well as the safety guidelines previously issued by Disney Springs, there were still a few surprises mixed in!

Trash Can Lids Have Been Removed

For guests’ and Cast Members’ safety, you’ll notice Disney Springs has their trash can lids so that disposing of trash will now be hands-free.

Water Fountains Are Turned Off

Another thing that was mentioned at the Disney Springs preview is that water fountains have been shut off completely for the time being. We’re expecting they’ll be covered in some way to indicate they’re currently out of service. So far, Disney has installed several handwashing stations (like the ones we saw appear in the parks shortly before the closure began).

We’ll be curious to see if Disney Springs provides an alternative source of drinking water, such as portable water stations.

Dedicated Team of Greeters

And while we had an inkling Disney would be training a specialized team of Cast Members, we didn’t know just what to expect.


Click here to learn more about Disney’s new health and safety team!

But today we were introduced to a new team are called Greeters, comprised of Resorts Children’s Activities Cast Members.

They’ll be helping guests in fun and caring ways while ensuring that guests are maintaining health and social distancing guidelines while roaming Disney Springs!

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