Although Disney World has remained reopened since last summer, COVID-19 cases in Florida have steadily been on the rise. According to First Coast News, the White House Task Force has now recommended that Florida should close all gyms, bars, and restaurants in the state.
One of the most fun things we get to do at Disney World during the holidays is trying out all the festive drinks!
We’re already off to a solid start tasting our way through the holiday drinks around the parks and resorts! This year, we’ve tried a pumpkin spice margarita, a candy cane martini, spiked eggnog, and MORE!
Dining has certainly changed at Walt Disney World since the parks reopened.
And we’re slowly beginning to see more locations get Mobile Order, as well as seeing more mobile order take-out options for table service restaurants, along with the Mobile Dine Walk-Up Waitlist!
Recently, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida would be moving to Phase 3 of the State’s reopening plan.
Under Phase 3, locations like bars, pubs, and nightclubs, which earn more than 50% of sales from alcohol, are allowed to operate at full capacity, with limited social distancing guidelines. Restaurants are also no longer subject to capacity restrictions.
When Disney World reopened, many of its bars remained closed due to a Florida ban on establishments that made 50% or more of their sales on alcohol.
Florida recently lifted that ban, allowing bars to reopen at 50% capacity, as well as allowing them to serve glasses of alcohol and beer. And now we’re starting to see some Disney World bars reopening, too!
We’ve seen signs that several bars in Disney World could be close to reopening!
Even though all of the Disney World parks and select Resort hotels have now reopened, there are still some restaurants and bars across property that remain temporarily closed. And while several locations including Cinderella’s Royal Table and Hollywood & Vine have announced reopening dates for later this month, we also noticed some signs of reopening at a few of Disney World’s bars!
Since Disney World’s reopening, we’ve started to see more of our favorite food and drink locations (like the Flavors from Fire booth at the Taste of EPCOT Food and Wine Festival) opening back up at Disney World.
And now we can add one more location to the list — the Uzima Springs Pool Bar at Jambo House at Animal Kingdom Lodge.
Bars had to close temporarily due to the global health crisis. This regulation affected many bars at Walt Disney World.
Dockside Margaritas initially reopened with the rest of Disney Springs then had to shutter their windows immediately once the new regulation was in order. Flash forward to today when Florida bars can reopen at 50% capacity. We just learned that the little-Marg-stand-that-could has reopened!
The global health crisis has brought about many challenges for bars and restaurants in Florida.
Although Walt Disney World began reopening this summer, many of its bars had to shut down due to a statewide ban of on-premises alcohol consumption at bars. This applied to any locations that received more than 50% of gross revenue through alcohol sales.