Disney Restaurant Takes Extra Step To Protect Guests

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As Walt Disney World Resort begins its phased reopening, new safety measures and health protocols have been implemented in order to keep both Guests and cast members safe during this unprecedented time.

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One of those new protocols includes safety measures and social distancing measures within dining locations. Every restaurant located on Disney World property has implemented protocols including social distancing, mobile check-in, paper or electronic menus, no reusable condiment bottles, paperback bill pamphlets, and others.

Paddlefish restaurant
Credit: Paddlefish

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However, when recently visiting Walt Disney World, one restaurant, in particular, took an extra step in making sure their Guests remain safe while dining with them.

Paddlefish, located in Disney Springs, has implemented several safety measures including paper menus, social distancing, and others but they are also the only restaurant that handed out a paper bag along with the menu.

Credit: Inside the Magic

The paper bag is disposable and is meant for Guests to place their face mask in while they dine at the restaurant.  By placing it in the paper bag, the mask won’t be placed directly on the table, on the chair next to you, or back in your bag or pocket where it could potentially pick up germs.

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Paddlefish bag for facemask
Credit: Inside the Magic

We thought this was very thoughtful of the restaurant and wish other restaurants would do the same! One of our readers also informed us that Wine Bar George does this as well.

Something to keep in mind when visiting Walt Disney World — Bring your own plastic bag with you, this way when you dine at a restaurant you can place your face mask in the plastic ziplock bag to keep it safe.

More on Paddlefish With New Safety Protocols

paddlefish dining area
Credit: Inside the Magic

As we were brought to our table at Paddlefish, Guests were seated at a safe social distance from one another. There are signs on the tables in which Guests cannot be seated.

You can see from where we are seated, how far apart the tables are from one another in order for Guests to safely remove their masks and enjoy their meals.

paddlefish dining area
Credit: Inside the Magic

Paddlefish also offered paper menus instead of the old plastic reusable ones, this way once Guests are finished with the menu, the restaurant can just dispose of the menu to help decrease the chance of germs spreading.

If you aren’t familiar with Paddlefish, Disney describes the restaurant as:

Board an iconic paddleboat anchored on Lake Buena Vista to feast on fresh seafood and savory steaks so delish that Orlando Magazine readers voted this spot “Best Seafood Restaurant” in 2018. Anticipate fan-favorites like Maine lobster, ceviche and king crab—as well as tableside lobster guacamole made right before your eyes.

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Do you have an upcoming Walt Disney World Resort vacation? Will you be dining at Paddlefish in Disney Springs? Let us know in the comments below. 

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