Recently, we shared a sneak peek of what Disney Springs will look like tomorrow when some of its third-party restaurants and stores reopen thanks to a special media preview that took place earlier today.
But while we were ready to see temperature screening areas and increased signage based on our experience at Universal CityWalk Orlando as well as the safety guidelines previously issued by Disney Springs, there were still a few surprises mixed in!
Trash Can Lids Have Been Removed
For guests’ and Cast Members’ safety, you’ll notice Disney Springs has their trash can lids so that disposing of trash will now be hands-free.
Another sanitary measure @DisneySprings has made is remove lids from trash cans & make them hands free. There’s also plenty of hand cleaning stations out and about. @MyNews13 pic.twitter.com/sKew1DC6Ys
— Spectrum News Asher Wildman (@AsherWildman13) May 19, 2020
Water Fountains Are Turned Off
Another thing that was mentioned at the Disney Springs preview is that water fountains have been shut off completely for the time being. We previously wondered if Disney would do this to water fountains. We’re expecting they’ll be covered in some way to indicate they’re currently out of service. So far, Disney has installed several handwashing stations (like the ones we saw appear in the parks shortly before the closure began).
— Robert Guaderrama (@RobGuaderrama) May 19, 2020
We’ll be curious to see if Disney Springs provides an alternative source of drinking water, such as portable water stations.
Dedicated Team of Greeters
And while we had an inkling Disney would be training a specialized team of Cast Members, we didn’t know just what to expect.
But today we were introduced to a new team are called Greeters, comprised of Resorts Children’s Activities Cast Members.
Our friends / Disney World ambassadors show where to stand AND WHERE NOT YO STAND at entrance to World of Disney (eventually) pic.twitter.com/fyIz3ZBlRE
— Dewayne Bevil (@ThemeParks) May 19, 2020
They’ll be helping guests in fun and caring ways while ensuring that guests are maintaining health and social distancing guidelines while roaming Disney Springs!
What surprised you the most about the media preview at Disney Springs? Let us know in the comments below!