PHOTOS: Rainforest Cafe Reopens at Disney’s Animal Kingdom & Disney Springs with Social Distancing Measures
With the return of Disney’s Animal Kingdom today also came the reopening of the popular Rainforest Cafe located at the park’s entrance. Not only that, but the Disney Springs outlet also reopened yesterday, both featuring new social distancing measures and a limited menu. Let’s check them out!
Outside of the Rainforest Cafe at Disney Springs, a queue with social distancing makrers is now in place to keep Guests properly distanced.
A “welcome back” sign is posted at the entrance as well, informing Guests of some new procedures.
The inside of the shop itself still looks fairly normal, all things considered. It wasn’t particularly crowded, so maintaining distance in the shop was no problem.
In the dining area and at the bar, seats are currently separated and tables are out of service to keep other parties distant from each other, consistent with what we’ve seen at other restaurants across Walt Disney World.
Those lucky fish don’t have to worry, though. Remember when we could all hang out together like that? Good times.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
We arrived a little bit before Rainforest Cafe opened.
Do you know if they’re open? I can’t tell.
Unlike at the Disney Springs location, there’s no social distancing markers outside the Animal Kingdom branch of the Rainforest Cafe.
Instead, the markers only begin once inside the restaurant.
The bar does not appear to have the same social distancing indicators as the Disney Springs location has.
However, an a-frame sign here informs Guests to maintain social distancing wherever possible in the shop. Just like at Disney Springs, it didn’t seem particularly necessary since it wasn’t all that crowded.
Cash registers are now protected with large plexiglass dividers. Hand sanitizer is also on sale at the register, in case you forgot your own.
In case you had trouble finding the line before, markers snake around the store to indicate where Guests should wait to make their purchases.
The registers also possess social distancing lines in addition to the plexiglass.
The photo booth is also unavailable due to sanitization needs.
And yes, Tracy Tree is still online and greeting Guests as they visit the Rainforest Cafe!
Inside the restaurant, similar measures to those we saw at Disney Springs are also in place. Tables are distanced and the queue for entry includes markers. You can check out their current menu for the Disney locations here.
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