There’s news from Walt Disney World about a the start of a phased opening about a part of a resort.
Per a post on Thursday on the Disney Parks Blog, a phased reopening of Disney Springs will begin next Wednesday, May 20. Following the guidance of government and health officials, a limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party operating participants will begin to open during the initial phase.
This does not pertain to the rest of Walt Disney World Resort, which will remain closed.
It of course comes with several operational changes that incorporate enhanced safety measures, including increased cleaning procedures, the use of appropriate face coverings by both cast members and guests, limited-contact guest services and additional safety training for cast members.
We will apply learnings and ideas from leaders in the health and travel industries, and we’re also talking to our unions as we prepare for some cast members to return to work.
During the initial opening phase, Disney Springs will have limitations on capacity, parking and operating hours. Given this unprecedented situation, we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate through this process as responsibly as we can. Additional protocols and procedures may be announced closer to the opening date.
Ahead of Wednesday, check with Disney Springs’ information page for the most current information on operating hours, locations and safety procedures.