Here's What You Need to Know to Visit Disney Springs

May 16, 2020, 12:25 PM · Thinking about visiting Walt Disney World's Disney Springs area when it begins reopening next week? Here is what you need to know:

Before you leave

First, make sure you have the official Walt Disney World "My Disney Experience" app downloaded to your phone. You will need it for mobile ordering at some restaurants, as well as to keep track of any last-minute schedule changes or announcements about operations.

Next, set up Apple Pay, Google Pay, or some other digital wallet, so that you don't have to get out a credit card or touch anything (other than your phone) to pay at Disney Springs restaurants or stores, if you're not using mobile ordering. Disney Springs locations recommend that you not try to use cash during this time, though you can buy a Disney gift card on site for use inside Disney Springs, if cash is all you have.

Finally, bring a face mask for everyone over the age of three who is visiting Disney Springs. You'll need to have it on to enter and to keep wearing it over your mouth and nose at all times when at Disney Springs (except when you are eating).

Where to park

Once you're on your way to Disney Springs, you will have to park in the Orange or Lime garages. Grapefruit will not be available for guests. There will be four access points to the mall: the Orange garage entrance, the Lime garage entrance, the ride share drop-off point, and the Hotel Plaza Boulevard pedestrian bridge.

What to expect

Disney personnel will check your temperature before you enter Disney Springs. If it records over 100.4F, you will not be admitted and instead referred for medical assistance. Once inside, you and your party will be expected to maintain six feet of social distancing from other groups inside the area. Disney will be marking six-foot spaces in waiting areas and has put up those plexiglass and other physical barriers where social distancing is impossible, such as at registers. Look for one-way signage to guide traffic and please follow all cast member instructions. (Just like always, of course.)

Cast members will be cleaning high-touch surfaces such as handrails on a more frequent basis and will be encouraging visitors to use provided hand sanitation and hand washing stations regularly.

Not everything inside Disney Springs will be open, and hours may be limited for places that are. Capacity also will be limited at all restaurants and shops. Interactive and entertainment experiences such as AMC Theaters, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, The VOID, Splitsville Luxury Lanes, NBA Experience, and the Cirque du Soleil theater all remain closed indefinitely, but restaurants and shops are beginning to post their reopening dates. Here's what we have so far:

May 20:

May 22:

May 27:

More opening dates to come. Disney Springs reopens to the public at 11am on May 20.

Replies (4)

May 16, 2020 at 12:49 PM

Surprised Disney hasn't found a way to make this an upcharge event: Enjoy "The bubble boy experience" now available at Disney Springs. Just $75.00.

May 16, 2020 at 2:45 PM

Wake me up when Hangar Bar opens.

May 16, 2020 at 3:27 PM

I think there’s still a $500 fine if you’re establishment has barstools in Florida. Bars should be able to open in most parts of Florida in Phase 2.

May 17, 2020 at 8:54 PM

Not really sure that I see the appeal. Disney Springs is just a big outdoor mall with a lot of expensive mediocre restaurants.

Maybe if you are on the Disney Dining Plan you might want to go there to use your dining credits. I cant imagine anyone is on the plan with the parks closed.

A couple of years ago, we went there to eat at the southern resturant by Art Smith. It was mediocre and quite expensive for the food. Disney Springs was hot and a mob scene. I couldnt wait to leave.

Personally, I almost never step foot into the very nice upscale mall by me. My wife and daughters can go without me. Not sure why I would want to do this on vacation.

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