Last week Universal Studios CityWalk reopened with new health and safety procedures in place.
Now, Disney Springs is officially reopening. And we’re here live to report on all of the restaurant, retail, and new procedures.
We will be updating this post throughout the day, so be sure to check back for new information and details. And if you have any questions about the opening of Disney Springs or the new procedures, please let us know and we will do our best to pass the information along.
Today, select third-party locations are opening. You can see a complete list of the restaurants opening today — here. And you can check out the full list of retail locations reopening today — here.
It is important to note that Disney-owned locations will be opening May 27th. You can read all of the details about those locations — here. We will be reporting live from Disney Springs that day as well, so be sure to check the blog for all the need-to-know news.
Now, let’s get into the reopening of Disney Springs!
Guests are able to self-park in the Orange and Lime garages and all surface parking lots are closed at this time. Valet parking is unavailable at this time as well.
This morning we were told that Orange garage would be filled first. When we arrived it was self-park, meaning we weren’t directed by a Cast Member and we could park anywhere.
Markers are located throughout the garage to remind people to stay 6ft apart.
Warning signs are spread out throughout the garage as well.
Hand sanitizer locations are also available throughout the garage.
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. This includes guests who have booked a dining reservation. If a guest is unable to make their reservation because Disney Springs is closed due to capacity, the dining guarantee charge will be waived.
Rideshare drop-offs are allowed and take place in the Marketplace lot.
Masks and Temperature Checks
When guests arrive at Disney Springs, they undergo a temperature check at one of the four open entrances. Temperatures are being checked at 4 locations: Orange and Lime garages, along with the Hotel Plaza Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge and the rideshare location.
Markers have been placed on the ground to assist with social distancing.
Advent Health employees use a touchless forehead thermometer for each guest. If you are wearing a hat, you will be asked to remove it.
Those with a temperature above 100.4 F or above are directed to an additional location (which is a large white tent) for rescreening and assistance. Guests can go here to sit and cool off. After cooling off, they can try to screen their temp one more time. After the additional screening, those with a temp that is still 100.4 F or higher will not be allowed into Disney Springs and their party is not allowed entry either.
These temperature checks are required for anyone going to Disney Springs, including guests, Cast Members, vendors, and other employees.
Face coverings are required for everyone (except for guests 3 and under). The only time guests are permitted to remove their face coverings is when they are dining.
Disney has also shared that they may have a few disposable masks available for those who have arrived without a mask. However, these are not guaranteed, so come prepared!
Entering Disney Springs
There were a few guests, but crowds this morning have been pretty low.
The official Springs hours are 10AM – 10PM for the time being.
As we said earlier, we will be updating this post throughout the day, so be sure to check back for more information.
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