After Universal’s City Walk partially reopened its “gates” last Thursday, attention was focused back on Disney and what details they would share on their reopening of Disney Springs. which will take place Wednesday May 20. Well, those details are now in and here they are.
Face masks: All visitors, employees and cast members over the age of 3 will be required to wear a “face covering” of some sort at all times except when dining.
Temperature screenings: All visitors’ temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Any person that has a temperature of 100.4℉ or higher will be retested in an additional facility if their temp is at or higher than 100.4 twice, they will not be allowed in and neither will their group.
Physical distancing and capacity control: Disney will limit the number of people allowed in and in certain areas- there will be markings for lines and other additions to ensure social distancing is upheld.
Cleanliness: Disney is making an effort to add more disinfection as they take care of their facilities. They also have hand washing and sanitation stations which they encourage visitors to use.
Cashless transactions: Disney is discouraging the use of cash.
Parking garages and entrances: In the first phase of reopening visitors will be directed to park in two garages: the orange garage and the lime garage- all surface lots will be closed and entrances will be limited.
When Walt Disney World moves into its first phase of its reopening on Wednesday with the partial reopening of Disney Springs, it’s likely to be a bit of a test to see how team members and the public react.
“While our theme parks and resort hotels remain temporarily closed, the phased reopening of Disney Springs is a welcome milestone as we navigate through this unprecedented time together as responsibly as we can,” Matt Simon, vice president of Disney Spring wrote in a post on the Disney Parks Blog Saturday.
“Rest assured, there is plenty of magic awaiting you at Disney Springs – it just may feel a bit different than before,” Simon wrote.
So, should the tempered reopening of Disney Springs be taken as a sign that Disney will soon be reopening its theme parks and resorts… the short answer is no.
As the park reopens, it will institute the new policies in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other health authorities and government agencies.