Select Disney World hotels reopened today and we’re LIVE with all the coverage! Be sure to follow along as we take you around the reopened Disney World Resort hotels! So far, we’ve checked out character dining, got an update on the transportation situation, and we even got a sneak peek at the PINK Cinderella Castle!
Now, we’re exploring the changes that have been made to the overall shopping experience.
We have been reporting daily from Disney Springs so we are pretty used to the shopping experience there. But today we’re seeing how the safety procedures are being implemented at merchandise locations in the hotels.
Disney’s Contemporary Resort
We stopped by Bayview Gifts at Disney’s Contemporary Resort to see what shopping at a hotel is like nowadays! The entrance had health and safety reminders as well as hand sanitizer.
If the store becomes too crowded, floor markers are present outside the shop for guests to line up.
Once inside, we noticed that reusable face masks were available for purchase.
Signage was present throughout the store to encourage guests to limit the number of times they handle a particular item.
Markers have been placed on the ground in order to keep guests spaced out near the registers.
As you approach the registers, you’ll find plexiglass sneeze guards.
Disney is accepting all payments, but they’re encouraging guests to use contactless payments.
Since the hotels so far have been VERY quiet, so there were few people shopping with us today.
Disney’s Riviera Resort
We also swung by La Boutique in Disney’s Riviera Resort to see what was happening at Disney’s newest resort hotel! We noticed similar signage at the front entrance to the store, as well as hand sanitizer.
There is also a sign outside of La Boutique. If there are too many people in the store, a Cast Member will take your number and will text you when it’s your turn to shop. We’ve seen this virtual queue feature used at World of Disney in Disney Springs.
There, we noticed reusable masks for sale as well as disposable masks!
In addition to the face masks, hand sanitizer was also available for purchase.
Forehead thermometers were also spotted as a new item for purchase.
Overall, the new signage and physical distancing measurements to the fully stocked masks and hand sanitizer, shopping at Disney World may feel a little different at first. We will be visiting multiple merch shops around Disney property today to see if anything differs, so be sure to check back!
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