First Look: Disney Springs Social Distancing Team & Safety Measures

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New team of Cast Member at Disney Springs

Disney Springs is gearing up for its reopening tomorrow, May 20th. The outdoor shopping and retail destination is the first Disney property in the U.S. to reopen their doors.

Disney has been very vocal about all the measures they are taking to keep their cast members and guests safe during this health pandemic. In addition to all the state-mandated codes and restrictions, Disney is going the extra mile making sure visitors feel safe and confident to visit.

Disney Springs New Safety Protocols

First Look at Disney Springs Health and Safety Protocols

Reporter Robert Guaderrama from Fox 35 Orlando visited Disney Springs during a preview today and shared some sneak peeks on his social media.

Guaderrama shared several videos giving us a look at the preview news outlets got before Disney Springs opens tomorrow. You can see the visitors wearing appropriate face coverings that will be mandatory for guests and employees.

Disney Springs reopens tomorrow at 10am! I’m getting a sneak-peek today, keep it with


 #FOX35 #WDW



About 50 establishments open tomorrow at


 Greeters will be roaming the entertainment district reminding folks to practice social distancing.


 #FOX35 #WDW 

You can see in the background some cast members are ready to welcome guest. These CM’s are part of the new team of Social Distancing Cast Members who will be helping remind guests to keep a safe distance while making the experience fun and magical as only Disney can! These CM’s have been recruited from their roles in Resort Children’s Activities Cast, and are some of the most fun and happy CMs; perfect for this role!

New team of Cast Member at Disney Springs
Be on the lookout for this colorful crew at Disney Springs. Our Resort Children’s Activities Cast will bring their magic of engaging Guests in fun and caring ways to provide a helping hand in select areas. They have a keen understanding of our enhanced health and safety procedures, and will throw in some pixie dust for good measure. #DisneySprings #WeCreateHappiness #DisneyCastLife
Source: Walt Disney World Cast and Community FB Page

Amanda Dukes from Wesh also shared some additional footage of the enhanced safety measures.

There are very clearly marked social distancing lines outside all of the retailers and restaurants in @DisneySprings.

As a part of the increased cleaning procedures, hand washing stations have been added throughout the property.
Hand washing stations disney springs

List of Disney Springs Retailers Opening May 20th

Earlier, Disney shared the complete list of all Disney Springs retailers opening on May 20:

  • Anthropologie
  • The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group
  • Basin
  • Chapel Hats
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers
  • Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
  • Free People
  • Happy Hound
  • Lucky Brand
  • Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
  • Pandora® Jewelry
  • Pelé Soccer
  • Pop Gallery
  • Ron Jon Surf Shop®
  • Royally Yours by Arribas Brothers
  • Sanuk
  • Savannah Bee Company
  • Sosa Family Cigars
  • Sugarboo & Co.
  • UGG®
  • UNOde50
  • Volcom
  • Vera Bradley
  • ZARA

List of Disney Springs Restaurants for Reopening

Here is the latest list of Restaurants that have announced they will be opening their doors again on Wednesday:

  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
  • STK Orlando
  • Wine Bar George
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC
  • YeSake
  • The Polite Pig
  • Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Co.
  • Sunshine Churros
  • Chicken Guy!
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Planet Hollywood
  • The Boathouse
  • Frontera Cocina
  • Blaze Pizza

Additional retailers and restaurants are scheduled to open soon in this phased reopening. Disney-owned and operated locations announced they will reopen their doors after Memorial Day. 

Are you planning a visit to Disney Springs once it reopens? Let us know in the comments!

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