AMC Theatres pushes back AMC Disney Springs reopening for a third time

Jul 23, 2020 in "AMC Disney Springs 24"

Posted: Thursday July 23, 2020 11:04am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

AMC Theatres has today announced that will push back the reopening of its theaters for a third time.

The company had originally announced a July 15 relaunch, then pushed that back to July 30, and will now aim for mid-to-late August 2020.

When AMC reopens, auditoriums will be reduced to 30% capacity or less, based on municipality guidelines. In auditoriums with traditional seating, every other row is blocked off. In all auditoriums, including those wider AMC Signature Recliners, guests will be asked to leave an empty seat between yourself and other guests.

Most importantly, AMC will require guests to wear masks inside the theaters.

Common areas and high touch points will be routinely disinfected throughout the day. There will be extra time between movies so that auditoriums can be cleaned between each showtime.

Electrostatic disinfectant sprayers and vacuums with HEPA filters will now be used throughout the building. Also, HVAC filters have been upgraded to MERV 13 wherever possible.

To reduce contact, large popcorn and large fountain drink refills will be unavailable. Items like napkins, lids, straws and condiments will be available by request.

A reopening date for the AMC at Disney Springs has yet to be confirmed, and the planned July 24 debut of Disney's summer movie Mulan has been pushed back to late August.

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GrandCanyonConcourse30 minutes ago

Covid isn’t over yet

SoFloMagic1 day ago

Half an hour? That's it? Wasn't it 1am pre-covid?

WDWtravelerNov 18, 2020

Photo update as of Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Opening last Friday (November 13) the Pearl Factory is located in the same kiosk where it was previously.

disneygeek90Oct 18, 2020

Drove over tonight hoping to grab a bite to eat and its packed. Seems like it’s been at capacity for a few hours. Tons of cars driving around the area and police blocking the garages.

Lora Baines BradleyOct 10, 2020

I was going to go last night around 8 PM but they were at capacity. Realized I didn’t want to go if they were even close to being at capacity, lol

MisterPenguinOct 01, 2020

Whoops. Forgot about that. Yeah, Disney's enforcing their own capacity limits.

chama1Oct 01, 2020

Thanks....I'll just get there a little earlier then usual....if that's the only parking we can use it will reach it's car limitation quicker, with this mandate lifted....

techgeekOct 01, 2020

Slight clarification there, per the Governor’s executive order from a few days ago, there are no longer state mandates on any retail or restaurant. Disney as property owner is continuing to mandate capacity requirements, temp screening, and mask usage and there have been no major changes to the way the Springs has been operating since reopening. I was there for lunch yesterday, crowds were sparse at noon but slowly building through the early afternoon. When we arrived at 11:30 only the Orange garage was open.

MisterPenguinOct 01, 2020

Not likely. Parking is how they purposefully limit attendance. Disney doesn't want packed walkways. And the stores and restaurant are also at a state-mandated reduced capacity limiting the number of people. Opening up new parking would just add long lines outside all the businesses.

chama1Oct 01, 2020

Since Disney Springs is now fully open, I think, and the crowds are getting larger, during the weekend....will there be more parking areas?