Disney is planning to start the phased reopening of Disney Springs on May 20th, starting with select third party shopping and dining experiences.
Disney has officially announced that the phased reopening of Disney Springs will begin on May 20th. The resorts and theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed. The full press release is quoted below.
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 this initial phase. The rest of Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed, including theme parks and Disney Resort hotels.
As we continue to monitor conditions, and with the health of Guests and Disney Cast Members at the forefront of our planning, we are making several operational changes. Disney Springs will begin to reopen in a way that incorporates 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.
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Additional protocols and procedures may be announced closer to the opening date. As May 20 gets closer, please check this page for the most current information on operating hours, locations and safety procedures.