PHOTOS, VIDEO: Stormtroopers Now Patrolling Disney Springs to Ensure Compliance with Proper Social Distancing

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If you’ve visited Disney Springs since it reopened last week, or you’ve been following our comprehensive coverage, you’re probably aware of the strict procedures in place to keep guests healthy and safe following the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve seen face masks, hand washing stations, and social distancing markers as part of the heavily-enforced new protocol… but who better to enforce these new rules than the elite soldiers of the Galactic Empire––erm, First Order?

That’s right, Stormtroopers are now on patrol to ensure safety and security in the Disney Springs galaxy.

They’re even armed. Safety needs to be taken seriously, people!

The first patrol of Stormtroopers have been stationed on a balcony above Kiehl’s, Uno de 50 and Ever After Jewelry Co. in the Town Center side of Disney Springs. Their signature red flags have been hung along the railings to mark their new territory… Where else were they supposed to go if Batuu is sealed for decontamination?

Another set of Stormtroopers can be seen on the roof of the AMC theater. Next to this “Shop, Dine, Play” banner, things almost look dystopian.

You can watch the Stormtroopers in action in the videos below:

It may not make much sense in terms of thematic integrity, but we appreciate seeing the characters making a fun appearance in Disney Springs. Next time you’re in Disney Springs, just make sure you follow the new health and safety requirements, and if you think that face mask is annoying, just ask one of these bucketheads. Now, move along!