What Shops and Restaurants Will Reopen With Disney Springs on May 20
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.
The official statement says that third-party operating participants will be reopening so our list will not include Disney shops.
Kate Spade New York
The LEGO Store
Sosa Family Cigars
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
D-Luxe Burger (even though it’s Disney maybe they will open?)
Disney Food Trucks (even though it’s Disney maybe they will open?)
Earl of Sandwich
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Pepe by Jose Andres
The Polite Pig
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.