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Disney Springs Begins Phased Reopening - Orlando Update

May 20th, 2020 4:26 PM by Brent Ferry

Disney Springs Is Now Open

Disney Springs has begun a phased reopening starting today, Wednesday, May 20th. Temperature screenings and face coverings are required. See the graphic above with more information on what you need to know about a visit to Disney Springs.

The following shopping and dining locations are now open: 

4 Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck, Anthropologie, The Art Corner by Artistic Talent Group, Basin, Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, The BOATHOUSE®, Chapel Hats, Chicken Guy!, Columbia Sportswear, Crystal Arts by Arribas Brothers, Earl of Sandwich®, Edward Beiner Purveyor of Fine Eyewear, Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC, Free People, Frontera Cocina, Happy Hound, Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company®, Lucky Brand, Luxury of Time by Diamonds International, Pandora® Jewelry, Paradiso 37 Entertainment, Pelé Soccer, Planet Hollywood, The Polite Pig, Pop Gallery, Ron Jon Surf Shop®, Royally Yours by Arribas Brothers, Sanuk, Savannah Bee Company, Sosa Family Cigars, STK Orlando, Sugarboo & Co., Sunshine Churros at Disney Springs Marketplace, Sunshine Churros at Disney Springs West Side, T-REX™, UGG®, UNIQLO, UNOde50, Volcom, Vera Bradley, Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill, Wine Bar George – A Restaurant & Bar, YeSake Kiosk, ZARA

The hours for today’s reopening are 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Individual locations might vary.

Disney owned shops and restaurants, including World of Disney, D-Luxe Burger (mobile order), and the Marketplace Co-Op will begin to reopen on May 27th.

Major League Soccer Coming to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex?

The Washington Post reported last Monday that MLS has proposed sending all 26 teams to Orlando to play competitive matches without spectators at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. acknowledged the article and corroborated a proposal that would bring players and coaches to Florida for a summer tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Walt Disney World Resort with training slated to begin June 1st.

The Governor’s new Full Phase 1 plan effective Monday, May 18, 2020, states professional sports teams are welcome in Florida and that venues may open and operate for games, events and training. He has vocally encouraged leagues to consider playing in the state saying, “…we’ll find a place for you here in the state of Florida because we think it’s important and we know it can be done safely.” Stay tuned!


As of Thursday, May 14, 2020, CityWalk is now open on a limited basis. Operations at Universal Orlando’s theme parks and hotels remain suspended through at least May 31st. CityWalk hours are 4:00 - 10:00 PM daily. Self-parking is complimentary. Face coverings and temperature checks required.

The following are open:

Red Oven Pizza Bakery, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Voodoo Doughnut, Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, Cold Stone Creamery, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen (Dessert Foundry & Candy Smith areas only), Universal Studios Store, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company’s retail shop, select merchandise carts, and Hollywood Drive-In Golf.

Blue Man Group, all nightclubs, and Universal Cinemark remain temporarily closed.


All four major retail locations in the Orlando attractions area - The Florida Mall, The Mall at Millenia, Orlando International Premium Outlets, and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets - have reopened.

Wild Florida’s Drive-thru Safari Park and the Central Florida Zoo are open.

Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Florida Phase 1 Reopening Timeline

Monday, May 4, 2020 - Phase 1 Reopening

-Statewide stay-at-home order ends

-Restaurants, retail, and libraries/museums may open at 25% occupancy

Monday, May 11, 2020

-Barbershops and hair and nail salons may open

Monday, May 18, 2020 - “Full Phase 1”

-Restaurants, retail, and libraries/museums may increase capacity to 50%

-Gyms and fitness centers may open and operate up to 50% capacity

Vacation Home Rentals

A statewide ban on vacation rentals went into effect on March 27, 2020. This two-week order by the Governor was later extended until further notice. A lift on the rental ban was not included in the Governor’s Phase 1 Reopening Plan which began on Monday, May 4th. With the announcement of “Full Phase 1” late last week and starting this past Monday, May 18th, individual Counties may now seek approval to operate from the state by submitting a written request and safety plan. Osceola County, including Kissimmee, the Vacation Home Capital of the World®, submitted their plan on Friday, May 15, 2020.

Our professional Management Company, Global Resort Homes, is open and accepting bookings.

Book with confidence. Global will offer a full refund, up until 14 days before arrival, for all new bookings should you wish to cancel. Immediate stays of 30 days or longer can be accommodated. Long term stays are included as an exception under the current ban. “Normal bookings” can be accepted for future dates. Minimum stay requirements may apply based on travel dates selected or for persons coming from highly-infected areas as defined per the Governor’s guidelines.

Work, play, and family time made better. All of our home rentals have private pools and free Wi-Fi. Please visit to view homes and availability, THEN CONTACT ME FOR SPECIAL RENTAL PRICING @ INFO@BFERRYHOMES.COM.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on May 20th, 2020 4:26 PM


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