Disney Springs to extend its operating hours

19 days ago in "Disney Springs"

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Disney Springs will extend its operating hours next week as attendance continues to rise at Walt Disney World's shopping and dining district.

Beginning October 9 2020, Disney Springs will move to an 11pm close on Friday and Saturdays. It will remain at a 10pm close for the rest of the week.

Disney Springs began its reopening from the COVD-19 shutdown in late May, and was the first domestic Disney venue to reopen.

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Article Posted: Oct 01, 2020 / 8:07am ET
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disneygeek903 days ago

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 Bradley10 days ago

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

MisterPenguin19 days ago

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

chama119 days ago

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....

techgeek19 days ago

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.

MisterPenguin19 days ago

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.

chama119 days ago

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

note2001Sep 16, 2020

Oh thank God the Margarita stand is open. Something to keep Auntie Tillie occupied while we raid the World of Disney for all the new Wishables, leaving no bag unsqueezed.

djkidkazSep 16, 2020

Wondering the same? @wdwmagic

RSoxNo1Sep 16, 2020

I had this opening June 10th, closing June 27th when the bar mandate came in and re-opening today. Is that correct?

DznyGrlSDSep 16, 2020

Anyone have a list of what's still closed? I'm just wondering.