Disney Springs Phase Reopening Starting May 20th

Disney Springs is the shopping, dining and entertainment district of Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Disney)

Walt Disney World Blog just announced that Disney Springs will begin a phased reopening on May 20.  Following the guidance from government and health officials, a limited number of stores and restaurants owned by third-party will start opening during the first phase.  The rest of Walt Disney World Resort in Florida will remain closed.

Matt Simon, vice president of Disney Springs, said the reopening will incorporate “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,” Simon wrote.

Disney Springs plan to set capacity limits and reduced parking and operating hours.  Disney Springs will be announcing additional protocols and procedures as “Know Before You Go” guide closer to the opening date.  Visitors are encouraged to visit DisneySprings.com for the latest update.

Walt Disney World Resort, Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort have been closed indefinitely since the COVID-19 pandemic back in mid-March.  Shanghai Disney is set to reopen on Monday, however it’s not clear when Disney will reopen the rest of the its parks around the world.