Although opinions are mixed as to timing for reopening various segments of the global economy, Florida is movign forward with a phased reopening of Disney Springs that will begin on May 20, 2020.

According to Disney, they are following guidance of government and health officials and are moving forward with a limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party operating participants to begin opening during this initial phase. The rest of Walt Disney World Resort will remain closed, including theme parks and resort hotels.

Additional details from Disney follow below.

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.

See it for Yourself

Visit DisneySprings.com for the most current information on operating hours, locations and safety procedures.