What Shops and Restaurants Will Reopen With Disney Springs on May 20

Disney Springs to Reopen May 20, 2020
Credit: Disney Parks Blog

The Vice President of Disney Springs, Matt Simon, announced yesterday (May 7, 2020) that Disney Springs would be doing a phased reopening on May 20th.

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

Matt Simon, VP of Disney Springs

Since Disney World remains closed, most likely the Guests visiting Disney Springs will be Florida residents. The official note from Disney mentioned “the use of appropriate face coverings by both Cast Members and Guests”. I imagine as you enter Disney Springs if you’re not wearing a face mask you will either be asked to leave or purchase one of Disney’s face masks. This would be a brilliant marketing move.

There was no mention of which shops and restaurants would be reopening. The only information provided was to check DisneySprings.com as we get closer to May 20.

What shops & restaurants might be reopening?

The following is all opinion based on various conditions with the experiences available at Disney Springs.

Shopping

The official statement says that third-party operating participants will be reopening so our list will not include Disney shops.

Chapel Hats
Coach
Kate Spade New York
Lacoste
The LEGO Store
Levi’s
Lilly Pulitzer
MAC Cosmetics
NBA Store
Oakley
Orlando Harley-Davidson
Pandora Jewelry
Sephora
Sosa Family Cigars
Sunglass Hut

Dining

The following list was compiled with social distancing in mind. These are either quick service or allow you to easily do take-out.

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza
Chicken Guy!
D-Luxe Burger (even though it’s Disney maybe they will open?)
Disney Food Trucks (even though it’s Disney maybe they will open?)
Dockside Margaritas
Earl of Sandwich
Frontera Cocina
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Pepe by Jose Andres
Pizza Ponte
The Polite Pig
Sprinkles
Wetzel’s Pretzels
Wolfgang Puck Bar and Grill (confirmed)
Wine Bar George (confirmed)

What do you think of the list? Is there something not on there that you think should be? Or maybe remove? Let me know!

It will be exciting to see which shops and restaurants will be in the first phase of the reopening. Stay tuned for new information as it unfolds.

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2 Comments

  1. Some stores will open but Disney brands won’t, however AMC Theater’s might open with select seats available besides full capacity.

  2. Yeah the Disney stores not opening is a big sign for me…

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