In a first step towards re-opening its parks, Disney has allowed third-party shops in its Disney Springs Orlando shopping and dining complex to resume trading. Lines formed outside the outlets that were trading shortly after the area re-opened at 10 AM ET on Wednesday May 20, THR has reported.
— Rick from Ear To There Travel (@rick_ear) May 20, 2020
Prior to opening, Disney issued a warning on its website that guests would assume all risk of exposure to COVID-19, as well as introducing measures requiring guests and staff to wear masks and be temperature checked on the way into the park.
Twitter posts have shown both good and bad sides to the re-opening, with some praising the diligence of employees regularly cleaning and disinfecting highly trafficked areas, and others expressing disappointment that some guests weren’t following guidelines requiring masks and social distancing.