It's the moment we've all been waiting for — Disney Springs is officially open! The entertainment, shopping and dining district began its phased reopening May 20. We hopped right over there on the first day to check it out (safely, of course)! While Walt Disney World will reopen the rest of its resort, including parks and hotels, in phases starting July 11, Disney Springs' reopening gives us a glimpse of the pixie dust at the end of the tunnel. Here is a look at the new health and safety procedures in place, plus the full list of what's open. Hop along with us so you can plan your visit!
Disney Springs Entry Procedures & Health and Safety Guidelines
Parking and Temperature Screenings
During the initial phased reopening, Disney Springs is offering self-parking in the Orange and Lime garages only. Once these parking garages are full, Disney Springs will be considered at capacity. If you have a dining reservation and cannot enter due to full capacity, the dining guarantee fee will be waived. Surface lots and valet parking are not available, but the Hotel Plaza Boulevard pedestrian bridge and the ride share drop-off location are open. At each of these entry locations, guests will undergo a temperature screening.
At the screening locations, an AdventHealth employee will check your temperature using a touchless infrared thermometer. Be sure to remove hats or anything else that may be blocking your forehead for a smooth and quick process. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be directed to an additional location for rescreening. Those who again measure 100.4 or higher will not be allowed entry, nor will anyone in their party.
Health and Safety Guidelines
Face coverings are required for guests ages 2 and older, cast members and third-party operating-participant employees, so make sure to obtain them for your frog squad before you arrive at Disney Springs. It’s expected that you should wear a face covering that protects your nose and mouth at all times (except when sitting at a dining table).
To maintain appropriate physical distancing at Disney Springs during this initial phase, there will be limits on the number of guests on property and within each location. There are ground markings to promote distancing in queues, as well as physical barriers in select places where it’s difficult to maintain distancing.
Most of the ground markings indicate where you should stand, but larger markings outside of World of Disney show you where you should not stand. Arrows on bridges point in the direction of intended flow (guests should stick to the right, just like U.S. vehicle traffic!).
There are increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures in high-traffic areas such as elevators and escalators, handrails, benches, tables, handles, restrooms and more. There are also hand-washing stations and touchless hand sanitizer locations available. Trash can lids are propped open so that you don't have to touch them.
Cashless payment options are available, including debit cards, credit cards, Disney gift cards, etc. Guests can use contactless payment or cash to purchase a Disney gift card at the Welcome Center and select merchandise locations.
All procedures and protocols are subject to change. Disney cast members dressed in bright yellow shirts help out with explaining the new rules and are available for questions.
Full List of Disney Springs Restaurants and Shops Open Now
A limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party operating participants are now open as part of this initial phase. On May 27, three Disney-owned stores and restaurants reopened: World of Disney, D-Luxe Burger (mobile order) and the Marketplace Co-Op.
Disney Springs is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., though individual locations may have varying operating hours. See the list of available locations below. More restaurants and retail stores may be added over time. If you don't see a specific location, we encourage you to contact the individual restaurant or store to confirm its reopening status.
- 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
- Amorette's Patisserie
- B.B. Wolf's Sausage Co.
- Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza
- The BOATHOUSE
- Chef Art Smith's Homecomin'
- Chicken Guy!
- City Works Eatery & Pour House
- Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar
- Cookes of Dublin
- Daily Poutine
- Disney's Candy Cauldron
- Disney Food Trucks
- D-Luxe Burger
- Dockside Margaritas
- Earl of Sandwich
- Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC
- Frontera Cocina
- The Ganachery
- Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
- Goofy's Candy Company
- House of Blues Restaurant & Bar
- Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Company
- Joffrey's Handcrafted Smoothies Kiosk
- Marketplace Snacks
- Morimoto Asia
- Paradiso 37
- Pizza Ponte
- Planet Hollywood
- The Polite Pig
- Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
- Sprinkles Cupcakes (pick-up by reservation only)
- Starbucks at Disney Springs Marketplace & West Side
- STK Orlando
- Sunshine Churros at Disney Springs Marketplace & West Side
- Terralina Crafted Italian
- Vivoli il Gelato
- Wetzel's Pretzels at Disney Springs Marketplace & West Side
- Wine Bar George – A Restaurant & Bar
- Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
- YeSake Kiosk
- American Threads
- The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group
- Art of Disney
- The Art of Shaving
- The BOATHOUSE BOATIQUE
- Chapel Hats
- Coca-Cola Store
- Columbia Sportswear
- Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers
- Dino-Store at TREX
- Disney Days of Christmas
- Disney Pin Traders
- Disney's Wonderful World of Memories
- Duncan Yo-Yo Kiosk
- Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
- Ever After Jewelry Co. & Accessories
- Everything But Water
- eyCatchers Cart
- Free People
- Happy Hound
- House of Blues Gear Shop
- JOHNNY WAS
- Johnston & Murphy
- Just for Fun Socks
- Just Plumerias
- Kate Spade New York
- Lefty's - The Left Hand Store
- The LEGO Store
- Lilly Pulitzer
- L'Occitane en Provence
- Lucky Brand
- Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
- Marketplace Co-Op
- Melissa Shoes
- Na Hoku
- Once Upon a Toy
- Orlando Harley-Davidson
- Pandora Jewelry
- Pelé Soccer
- Ron Jon Surf Shop
- Rubio Arts Balloons
- Rustic Cuff
- Savannah Bee Company
- Shop for Ireland
- Sosa Family Cigars
- The Spice & Tea Exchange
- Star Wars Galactic Outpost
- Star Wars Trading Post
- Sugarboo & Co.
- Sunglass Icon
- Super Hero Headquarters
- Tommy Bahama
- UNDER ARMOUR BRAND HOUSE
- Vera Bradley
- World of Disney
Attractions & Services
- Aerophile - The World Leader in Balloon Flight
- Guest Relations
- Marketplace Carousel
- Vintage Amphicar
Currently, bars and entertainment venues, such as Splitsville, The VOID and AMC Disney Springs 24, remain closed. We didn't spot any live entertainment on the first day, but you can buy a Mickey balloon (no Disney visit is complete without one, right?)! We spotted a cast member with balloons near the Lime garage. Since the reopening of World of Disney, First Order stormtroopers have been patrolling above the storefronts in Town Center and AMC Disney Springs 24.
Starbucks at Disney Springs Marketplace offers a special "Welcome Back" drink — a mango dragonfruit refresher with coconut milk, strawberries, blackberries and pineapple ginger syrup topped with golden ginger whipped cream. So yummy!
On the first day of Disney Springs' reopening, we ate at Earl of Sandwich for lunch. Even though the line was out of the door, it took about 25 minutes until we were able to sit down at an outdoor table (indoor seating was available too). Plexiglass protected the employees behind the counter, and floor markings separated everyone in line. We were still handed a buzzer that went off when our food was ready.
If you want to hop along with us at the Disney Springs reopening, watch our video below!
We hope this guide helps you prepare for your visit to Disney Springs! Have a question about visiting? Drop us a line in comments below! We will be updating this post regularly, so check back as you get closer to your trip!