As we continue our coverage of items that you need to know before heading out to Disney Springs during the phased reopening, we’ll talk about dining reservations in this post. Disney Springs has detailed some of the steps that they’ll take to ensure safe social distancing during the phased opening, including shutting down the parking garages and entrance to Disney Springs if they reach capacity.
As you may know, a variety of third-party dining locations are taking reservations via OpenTable.com. Many guests were wondering if a dining reservation would guarantee entrance into Disney Springs if the garages should close. In short, a dining reservation will not guarantee you entry into Disney Springs should the parking garages and entry into Disney Springs be closed. Here’s Disney’s official statement:
Will I be able to come to Disney Springs if I have a dining reservation, but the parking garages are full or if Disney Springs is closed due to capacity?
Unfortunately, due to capacity restrictions at Disney Springs, once the parking garages are full, Guests will no longer be able to park and visit Disney Springs. This includes Guests who have a booked a dining reservation.
Will I be charged the dining guarantee fee if I cannot make my dining reservation because Disney Springs is closed due to capacity?
No. If a Guest is unable to make their reservation because Disney Springs is closed due to capacity, the dining guarantee charge will be waived.
As of publish time, Disney hasn’t stated what “capacity” for Disney Springs will be.
As always, keep checking back with us here at BlogMickey.com for the latest Disney Parks news and photos. We’ll continue to bring you news and photos, where possible, through the Disney Parks closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and will resume our normal coverage once the parks reopen to guests, whenever that may be!