We brought you along with us to see the reopening of Disney-owned locations in Disney Springs this week.
In the days before these locations opened, Disney Springs was consistently pretty quiet. But the morning World of Disney reopened, things were bonkers. We’re talking a six hour wait bonkers. But we’re back in Disney Springs again today to see if crowds are still steady.
The new reopening procedures at Disney-owned locations such as World of Disney and the Marketplace Co-Op brought about a virtual queue system to manage crowds. Similar to the virtual queues in the parks for things like Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Rise of the Resistance, guests sign up to be part of a virtual line at the front of the attraction (or store, in this case). Once your name is on the list, you can stroll through Disney Springs until you receive a text that it’s your turn to shop.
As we mentioned, reopening day was BUSY, but it seems as though crowds are winding down each day. Even on a weekend, we were able to walk right in to World of Disney with no wait.
By the time we visited Marketplace Co-Op, the store was at capacity and a virtual queue was in place. BUT, it took less than five minutes to receive a text that we were cleared to return and shop.
We’ll keep you updated as crowd levels are continually in flux, but compared to opening day — Disney’s stores are much less busy today.
Have you visited Disney Springs since it reopened? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!