Disney Springs’ partial reopening: What to know before you go

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Things will look a little different at Disney Springs when it partially reopens Wednesday.


On Tuesday, Disney announced the shopping and entertainment district will be open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Driving into Disney Springs, the first difference you’ll notice is you can only park in the Lime and Orange garages. Once those garages fill up, nobody else will be allowed in.

You can also get in at a shared entrance used by visitors coming in from the pedestrian bridge or rideshare drop-off.

Cast members and guests will both be required to wear face masks, with the exception of those under 3 years old.

“We have an incredible group of cast members circulating throughout the property to assist them in this way. It’s a really exciting time here,” said Matt Simon, vice president of Disney Springs.

Temperature checks will also be required. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 or above will not be allowed in.

Around the park, you’ll notice markers on the ground guiding both the flow of traffic, and reminding people to stay six feet apart.

The phrasing on the markers are different. Disney said it plans to monitor which markers guests prefer, and will adjust in time.There will be signs and announcements reminding people of the new rules.

However, Disney officials made it clear online: “By visiting Disney Springs you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19″ because there will be a crowd.

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Which restaurants will be open?

The following restaurants will open Wednesday:

  • 4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck
  • Anthropologie
  • The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group
  • Basin
  • Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
  • The Boathouse
  • Chapel Hats
  • Chicken Guy!
  • Columbia Sportswear
  • Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers
  • Earl of Sandwich
  • Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC
  • Free People
  • Frontera Cocina
  • Happy Hound
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company
  • Lucky Brand
  • Luxury of Time by Diamonds International
  • Pandora Jewelry
  • Paradiso 37 Entertainment
  • Pelé Soccer
  • Planet Hollywood
  • The Polite Pig
  • Pop Gallery
  • Ron Jon Surf Shop
  • Royally Yours by Arribas Brothers
  • Sanuk
  • Savannah Bee Company
  • Sosa Family Cigars
  • STK Orlando
  • Sugarboo & Co.
  • Sunshine Churros at Disney Springs Marketplace
  • Sunshine Churros at Disney Springs West Side
  • T-REX
  • UGG
  • UNOde50
  • Volcom
  • Vera Bradley
  • Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill
  • Wine Bar George
  • YeSake Kiosk
  • ZARA

These restaurants will open Friday:

  • Morimoto
  • Pizza Ponte
  • Vivoli il Gelato

On May 27, World of Disney and Marketplace Co-Op will reopen, and mobile orders for D-Luxe Burger will resume.

For now, there won’t be any live entertainment at Disney Springs, but that could change as things progress.

Cierra Putman

Cierra Putman, WFTV.com

Cierra Putman flew south to join Eyewitness News in July 2016.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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