Face masks and temperature checks are in and cash payments are out as Disney Springs reopened today.
Only a small selection of its 104 stores and 64 eating establishments are open on the first day, all operated by third parties. The complex also has 23 events and attractions that function during normal times.
“While our theme parks and resort hotels remain temporarily closed, the phased reopening of Disney Springs is a welcome milestone as we navigate through this unprecedented time together as responsibly as we can,” Matt Simon, vice president of Disney Spring wrote in a post on the Disney Parks Blog.
“Rest assured, there is plenty of magic awaiting you at Disney Springs – it just may feel a bit different than before,” Simon wrote.
As you enter the complex, you’ll be directed to self-park in the Orange and Lime garages. Once these parking garages are full, the complex will be considered at capacity, Disney Springs said.
Guests will then have their temperatures checked. If you register above 100.4, you will not be allowed to enter nor will members of your party. All guests 3 and older and as well workers are required to wear an appropriate face covering, except when dining.
It’s an encouraging first step for Disney fans who are counting the days for the resort to fully reopen after shutting down in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Disney plans to open some of its company-owned eateries starting May 27.