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Disney Springs Photo Tour After Reopening | Detailed Guide

Yes, it’s actually true! Disney Springs is open once again after 2+ months of closure due to the current health crisis. Recently we were able to stop by and give you a first look with a photo tour of Disney Springs and what it looks like after reopening.

World of Disney Store Disney Springs

There are a lot of changes to policies and new safety guidelines to follow as well, such as face masks, temperature screening and guest distancing. We’ll share all of that info with you so you know exactly what to do when you go.

Disney Springs is reopening in phases with groups of restaurants and shops at a time. We have a list of what’s open in Disney Springs including restaurants and shops, and when we can expect the rest of them to reopen too.

Before we get started, we have some other articles around the reopening of Walt Disney World that will help you if you are planning on visiting anytime in the coming months.

Ok, now let’s check out Disney Springs and see what’s going on there now!

What is Open in Disney Springs?

outside seating in Disney Springs

Disney Springs officially started its Phase 1 reopening on May 20. Even though not quite everything is currently open, at this point, almost everything has reopened, with only a few restaurants still waiting.

Here is a list of when everything currently open:

Restaurants

AMC and Splitsville outside

(Currently OPEN)

  • Amorette’s Patisserie
  • AristoCrepes
  • The Basket at Wine Bar George
  • B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co.
  • Blaze Fast-Fired Pizza
  • The BOATHOUSE
  • Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’
  • Chicken Guy!
  • City Works Eatery & Pour House
  • Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar
  • Cookies of Dublin
  • D-Luxe Burger (Mobile Order Only)
  • The Daily Poutine
  • Disney Food Trucks
  • Dockside Margaritas
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • The Edison
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC
  • Enzo’s Hideaway
  • The Front Porch
  • Frontera Cocina
  • The Ganachery
  • Ghiradelli Soda Fountain and Soda Shop
  • Häagen-Dazs®
  • House of Blues
  • Jaleo by José Andrés
  • Jock Linsey’s Hanger Bar
  • Joffrey’s Coffee and Tea Company
  • Joffrey’s Handcrafted Smoothies Kiosk
  • Lava Lounge at Rainforest Cafe
  • MacGUFFINS
  • Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante
  • Marketplace
  • Marketplace Snacks
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Morimoto Asia Street Food
  • Paddlefish
  • Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas
  • Pizza Ponte
  • Planet Hollywood
  • The Polite Pig
  • Raglan Road
  • Rainforest Cafe
  • Splitsville Luxury Lanes
  • Sprinkles Cupcakes
  • STK Orlando
  • Starbucks (Marketplace)
  • Starbucks (West Side – Outdoor seating only)
  • Sunshine Churros (Both Marketplace and West Side locations)
  • T-REX
  • Terralina Crafted Italian
  • Vivoli il Gelato
  • Wetzel’s Pretzels (Both Marketplace and West Side locations)
  • Wine Bar George
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
  • Yesake

(CLOSED)

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa
  • Pepe by José Andrés
  • The Smokehouse at House of Blues
  • Stargazers Bar
  • Wolfgang Puck Express at Disney Springs Marketplace (Permanently Closed)

Shops

Marketplace CoOp Disney Springs Reopening

(Currently OPEN)

  • Anthropologie
  • Aerophile – The World Leader in Balloon Flight
  • American Threads 
  • The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group
  • Basin
  • Chapel Hats
  • Coach (store front pick up only)
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers
  • Duncan Yo-Yo
  • Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
  • Everything But Water
  • eyCatchers Cart
  • francesca’s®
  • Free People 
  • Happy Hound
  • Havaiana’s
  • JOHNNY WAS
  • Just for Fun Socks
  • kate spade NEW YORK 
  • Kiehl’s
  • Lacoste
  • The LEGO Store
  • Lefty’s
  • Levi’s
  • Lily Pulitzer
  • Lucky Brand
  • Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
  • Marketplace Co-op (with Virtual Queue)
  • Na Hoku – Hawaii’s Finest Jewelers Since 1924
  • Once Upon A Toy
  • Pandora® Jewelry
  • Pelé Soccer 
  • Pop Gallery
  • Ron Jon Surf Shop®
  • Royally Yours by Arribas Brothers
  • Rustic Cuff
  • Rubio Arts Balloons
  • Sanuk
  • Savannah Bee Company
  • Sephora
  • Shore
  • Sosa Family Cigars
  • The Spice and Tea Exchange
  • Sugarboo & Co.
  • Sunglass Icon®
  • Tommy Bahama
  • TUMI
  • UGG®
  • UNDER ARMOUR BRAND HOUSE
  • UNIQLO
  • UNOde50
  • Vera Bradley 
  • Volcom
  • World of Disney (with Virtual Queue)
  • ZARA

Disney Springs Hours

Since reopening, Disney Springs was running on shorter hours. It has recently extended its hours and has resumed normal operating hours at this time.

  • (Sunday through Thursday) – 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • (Friday and Saturday) – 10:00 am to 11:00 pm

Parking Garage

So right now parking at Disney Springs is limited to the Lime Garage and Orange Garage. There is no ground-level parking available because Disney wants to limit the entrances to Disney Springs so that they can control who comes in and out.

When we pulled into the garage we noticed a few big differences. There are no parking attendants and parking is first-come, first-served. That means when the two parking garages fill up, that’s it, no more space.

Disney World entry sign with hand sanitizer

It doesn’t matter if you have a dining reservation either. If you don’t get there in time, you are out of luck. For that reason, we recommend you arriving well before your dining reservation to ensure you find a parking spot.

Signs are set up throughout the parking lot warning guests to stay at least 6 feet apart for their safety.

They have organized the entrances and exits nicely and guests can only come in and go out one way. This way guests going in and out will never run into each other.

Speaking of going out, as you walk toward the exit, you will be greeted by Cast Members who are ready to take your temperature…

Temperature Screening

Temperature Screening tent

The first thing you’ll notice are the markings on the ground separating guests who are waiting in the queue for the temperature screening area. Each marker is 6 feet from the others so you can maintain a healthy distance.

AdventHealth is running the temperature screenings so you know a medical professional who is trained will be handling your reading.

Temperature screening area

Make sure you put your masks on before getting in the queue. Face coverings will be required during your entire visit to Disney Springs for all guests 3 years and older. The only exception is when you are eating or drinking.

It’s a very easy procedure and one that we’ve already experienced in the airport and other stores. Once you are called, just walk to the person checking temperatures and stand at the line on the ground. They will then take a touchless reading on your forehead to measure your temperature.

Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher will not be allowed entrance to Disney Springs. We haven’t seen this happen yet, and we don’t expect it to happen very often.

Temperature screening Disney World

One interesting feature of the temperature screening is the “Cool-Off tents” that are located just beyond the temperature screening. The idea is that if for some reason you are reading a temperature of 100.4 or higher, they will let you go into the tent and cool down in case it was a false reading.

This could happen if someone is overheated from the sun. We’ll keep an eye on this and see how things go.

We also appreciate the hand sanitizer located at the entrance, one of many more to come.

Signs

By this point, you’ve already noticed signs in the parking lot, and there are many more stationed throughout Disney Springs.

There are a few types of signs. Some are warning you of the health risk of being in public and that you are taking full responsibility for this risk if something were to happen.

COVID-19 warning Disney World

Other signs go over the various safety protocols that all guests need to follow including: hand washing, keeping proper distances, wearing a face mask, to cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze, to properly wash your hands and avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose.

health and safety sign Disney World
For your safety signs

Instead of traditional pamphlets and maps, everything is located on the virtual directories throughout the park, again so nothing it touched.

Virtual Directory Disney Springs Reopening

Greeting Team

We were delighted by the greeting team of Cast Members that were at the entrances and various locations in Disney Springs. We found all the staff to be extremely helpful throughout our visit and very friendly too. Not that they aren’t usually friendly, but they went above and beyond.

Face Masks

Disney Springs Chicken Guy and Planet Hollywood outside

Face coverings are required to be worn by guests and Cast Members throughout Disney Springs at all times. The only time you don’t have to wear one is when you are eating or drinking.

There are multiple signs posted throughout Disney Springs reminding guests to wear them. Overall we’d say everyone was really good so far in cooperating but we’re interested to

See our guide to Face Masks at Disney World for a more detailed explanation and answers to all your FAQs.

Queue Ground Signs

Do not stand here marker on ground

Ground markers are located outside of restaurants and shops and in any place a queue might form.

We love the design and they are easy to read and understand, even if you don’t understand English.

The thin marker says “Please Stand Here”

Please stand here signs Disney Springs Reopening

While the big ones are not to stand on and say “For Your Safety Please Do Not Stand Here.”

Distancing queue Do not stand here sign

They are placed 6 feet apart, providing the proper distance between guests.

Some of the restaurants even have chain-link queues up in places where lines are expected to be especially long.

One interesting thing we saw was that when the line at Chicken Guy! got too long, Cast Members were outside measuring distances to extend the line more so guests could stand comfortably there.

measuring out queue distances

There will probably be a lot of that going on in the theme parks.

Directional Arrows on the Walkways

directional arrows on walkway

This was a great idea and the directional arrows helps separate the crowds, especially in the tighter areas.

Directional arrows for guests walking

They keep guests going in opposite directions on the opposite side of the walkway so they never get too close.

Hand Washing Stations

Disney World Hand Washing Station

The hand washing stations are conveniently located throughout Disney Springs and are easy for guests to use. They have a pedal to start the running water instead of a knob so you don’t have to touch anything with your hands.

Guests are invited to wash their hands often, using soap and water.

Hand Sanitizer

There are also dozens of hand sanitizer locations throughout Disney Springs making it easy for guests to use.

Hand sanitizer

Tables

Disney Springs outside seating

Eating outside is being encouraged in the Disney Springs restaurants, and you’ll notice the tables have been spread out with a far enough distance between them.

Disney Springs outside seating

Plastic Shields

At any of the open bars or cash registers, you’ll see plastic shields up to help keep distance between guests and the cashiers.

Cleaning

As has been advertised, there were extra Cast Members cleaning the high traffic areas often such as handrails, doors, tables, etc.

Disney Springs West Side

Garbage Cans

One interesting change we weren’t thinking about was the garbage cans and we were surprised to find the doors removed so guests didn’t have to touch them when they want to throw something out.

Disney Springs garbage cans

Overall we think that the Disney Springs reopening was a major success. All the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and all the guests cooperated with the new guidelines. Some of them (wearing a mask) were hard to take, but ultimately if we want to go back to Disney World right now, some sacrifices are going to be made.

We look forward to the updates in the coming days as more restaurants and shops continue to reopen, and we are excited about the eventual reopening of the theme parks as well.

Stay tuned for more soon!

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Make sure to check with the official Disney Springs website for the latest info on the reopening and all the guidelines.

Your Thoughts

I want to know what you think about the Disney Springs reopening so far…

  • Are you going to visit Disney Springs soon?
  • How do you feel about the safety measures put in place?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Susan Unsworth

Wednesday 19th of August 2020

I have not got an E-mail from you lately. We love them as we too are disneyphiles. We live 100 miles north , have annual passes and been a DVC member for 25 years. please add our e mail back on your list.( before September 9th) as we are going there then.

Kiara

Friday 29th of May 2020

It's good they got health precautions in place

Marianne Carolan

Friday 22nd of May 2020

Cannot wait to go. In NYC currently. Arriving 6/19 and will be there 6/20. As an RN working through this pandemic, I cannot wait to go to my favorite place on earth.. Thanks for the updates!!!

Bernadette

Thursday 21st of May 2020

Well done everyone in making sure you are doing everything you can to make sure everyone is safe and happy :=)

Marion

Wednesday 20th of May 2020

Great coverage. Appreciate the pics and details. Thx.