Disney Springs to Begin Phased Reopening at Walt Disney World Resort Starting May 20th

Disney Springs to Begin Phased Reopening at Walt Disney World Resort Starting May 20th

Disney Springs will begin a phased reopening at the Walt Disney World Resort starting on May 20th. The announcement was made the same week that Shanghai Disneyland’s phased reopening was announced. The news came from a post by the Vice President of Disney Springs, Matt Simon on the Disney Parks Blog.

With this reopening, there will limited capacity, parking, and also operating hours. It is expected that safety procedures and protocols will be shared as the reopening of Disney Springs gets nearer. While Disney Springs will begin its phased reopening, the rest of Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed. At this time it is unknown when it will begin to reopen. Some details about how reopening will look from a health and safety standpoint were released earlier this week.

DAPS MAGIC will continue to follow this story and provide updates as they become available.

Disney Springs Phased Reopening Message

A 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 that are 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 we continue to monitor conditions, and with the health of guests and Disney cast members at the forefront of our planning, we are 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.

We will apply learnings and ideas from leaders in the health and travel industries, and we’re also talking to our unions as we 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. Given this unprecedented situation, we appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we navigate through this process as responsibly as we can. Additional protocols and procedures may be announced closer to the opening date. Please check DisneySprings.com as we get closer to May 20 for the most current information on operating hours, locations and safety procedures.

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