PHOTOS - World of Disney and other Disney operated locations reopen at Disney Springs with virtual queues

May 27, 2020 in "World of Disney"

World of Disney reopening post COVID-19 shutdown

More locations are now open at Disney Springs with this morning's reopening of World of Disney and the Marketplace Co-Op.

Guests arriving this morning were required to queue with social distancing to secure a spot in a virtual queue. Wait times to get into the virtual queue were around 60 minutes, with return times being given around 4 hours out. Guests are notified via text messaging.

At 10am, the line for the World of Disney virtual queue began near on the bridge near to the Lego Store, and snaking through the Marketplace past Rainforest Cafe and all the way around back towards World of Disney.

Disney Springs itself closed to arriving guests due to reaching capacity around 10:45am.

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Article Posted: May 27, 2020 / 8:00am ET
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disneygeek9014 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 Bradley21 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

MisterPenguin30 days ago

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

chama130 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....

techgeek30 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.

MisterPenguin30 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.

chama130 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.