Earlier today Walt Disney World updated the Disney Springs website with a message that the shopping, dining and entertainment district would begin a limited phased reopening on May 20, 2020.
Walt Disney World Resort president Josh D’Amaro says he and the rest of the resort is looking forward to taking this small step toward a wider reopening. He’s also grateful for the hard work of those on the front lines of the fight.
“We’re extremely grateful to be part of such a strong and united community here in Central Florida as we proceed through this situation together,” said D’Amaro. “We are so appreciative of the amazing work and fortitude of the brave healthcare workers on the front lines. We remain focused on finding our own ways to help.”
Expect there to be a limited amount of experiences open on May 20. According to the announcement it will just be select locations owned by third-party operating participants. This will include some retail and dining locations.
Health and safety restrictions will be in place for cast members and guests. Both will be expected to wear appropriate face coverings. Cast members will also be following the health and safety guidelines laid out by Disney Parks’ Chief Medical Officer Pamela Hymel, including increased cleaning and hygiene procedures.
Attendance will be limited through measures including reducing capacity for parking and shorter operating hours.
Further updates are expected between now and May 20. We expect some of the third party operators to update hours for their Disney Springs locations soon too.
It’s important to note that the rest of Walt Disney World, including its resorts and theme parks, will remain closed.
Will you go to Disney Springs during this early limited reopening or will you wait for more locations, including Disney’s stores and dining locations, to open to visit?