Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL has officially reopened to the public after being closed since mid-March and guests are extremely excited to be back in the Most Magical Place on Earth! However, with its phased reopening comes a few new health and safety protocols that guests must follow to ensure everyone’s well-being.
One of those protocols being a brand new social distancing team of Cast Members. This Disney Parks team will be used to engage with guests as well as make sure that social distancing guidelines are followed in queues and in popular areas of Disney Springs.
On top of the new social distancing team, Disney Springs has implemented a few new restrooms protocols that guests must follow for safety measures. To start, Disney Springs has posted social distancing signs outside of the restrooms that read “For your safety, please keep a minimum of 6 feet between you and other parties.”
Outside of another restroom, Disney has placed markings on the ground in order to help guests comply with safe social distancing measures when waiting to enter the bathroom.
Inside the restrooms, the only new thing we noticed is a sign that states “Please wash your hands for 20 seconds” which is planted on the walls above the sinks.
However, we did notice Disney is regularly closing the restrooms in order to keep them as clean and sanitized as possible for the guests.
These are the most notable restroom differences we have spotted since prior to the current global pandemic. Please keep all safety and health protocols in mind if you plan on visiting Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort.
More Information on Disney Springs Protocols
If you plan on visiting Disney Springs now that it has officially reopened, there are a few things you may want to keep in mind.
- Parking procedures including the possibility of closures of parking lots depending on capacity. Guests may only park in the Orange and Lime parking garages as all surface parking lots and valet will remain unavailable during the initial reopening of Disney Springs. You can read more about parking procedures here.
- Upon entering, all guests will undergo a temperature screening, and all guests (ages 3 and older) are required to wear face coverings.
- All entry and exit ways will have hand-sanitizing stations available for use. Portable handwashing stations have also been added throughout Disney Springs for guests to utilize when not near a restroom.
- Disney Springs has announced that, in order to keep capacity limited, even if you have an advance dining reservation, you may not be able to get in. You can read more about Disney Springs’ official statement here.
- Disney Springs will not be implementing a bag check, but there will be a temperature screening. You can read all about Disney Springs Security measures here.
- Not all of the stores or restaurants will be opened at first. However, Inside the Magic does have a complete list of all the restaurants that officially reopened on May 20th as well as all of the retailers and shops. Please keep in mind that according to a union leader in an article from The Hollywood Reporter, Disney owned retail shops won’t reportedly begin to open until May 27.
Please note at this time, the Walt Disney World Resort has not yet announced a reopening date for its theme parks. Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information.
Will you be visiting Disney Springs now that it has officially reopened? Let us know in the comments.