BREAKING: Disney Springs to Reopen on May 20 at Walt Disney World
It has been announced that Disney Springs will begin reopening in phases starting on May 20 at Walt Disney World.
The phased reopening of Disney Springs will begin on May 20. Following the guidance of government and health officials, a limited number of shopping and dining experiences 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 resort hotels.
As Disney continues to monitor conditions, and with the health of guests and Disney cast members at the forefront of planning, Disney Springs is 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.
Disney will apply learnings and ideas from leaders in the health and travel industries to guide any future reopenings. The company is already in talks with the unions to 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. Additional protocols and procedures may be announced closer to the opening date. Additional information will be released on the Disney Springs reopening landing page regarding the most current information on operating hours, locations and safety procedures as the May 20 date nears.