Following the closure due to the coronavirus, the Walt Disney World Resort is going to start opening up, in phases, beginning on May 20. First to open will be Disney Springs and the shopping and dining district will be working to follow the guidance of government and health officials. The area will begin to reopen with a limited number of shopping and dining experiences that are owned by third-party operating participants during this initial phase.
The health of not only Guests, but also Disney Cast Members will be the most important thing when Disney Springs reopens, so several operational changes are going to be made. These changes will include incorporating enhanced safety measures, such as increased cleaning procedures, the use of face coverings by both Cast Members and Guests, limited-contact guest services and additional safety training for Cast Members.
During this initial opening phase, Disney Springs will have limitations on capacity, parking and operating hours. In addition, there may be other procedures that get announced closer to the opening date. Those procedures will be shared here.
Now, while Disney Springs may be reopening on May 20, the remainder of the Walt Disney World Resort including theme parks and resort hotels will remain closed until further notice. The whole resort closed back on March 16.