Mrs. and I are (finally) popping out of our COVID cocoon for a visit to our happy place next week. We’ve been (and continue to be) v-e-r-y COVID-cautious, but based on all the write-ups it appears that Disney is doing a great job of keeping everyone safe. We’re going to be there S - F so hopefully won’t have an issue with the weekend surge. We’ve got a couple questions for folks that have been there recently:
Outdoor dining seating
a) does it feel sufficient, or are folks having to wait / scrounge for a place to sit and eat? Of special interest is the Food & Wine Festival since we plan on spending a fair amount of time there.
b) are the usable outdoor seating tables spaced out to keep a minimum 6’ distance?
(CAUTION: POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT)
Since the CDC guideline seem to be focusing on ‘time and space’ concerning virus transmittal, we were wondering what Disney has done with the pre-shows. It looks like HM & FoP have basically ditched the pre-shows, but were wondering if that is true across all attractions, for example Hondo’s spiel at MFSR, BB8 & Rey on ROTR (actually, that also brings up the question about spacing on the transport; oh and in the interrogation room - that seemed like a tight fit for 16(?)). And same question for TT - do we hang out in the library or just move on to the boiler room.
And final question - Disney Springs. We’ve got a couple days at Saratoga Springs which we initially thought would work well - since the parks are closing early we’d have dinner at one of the restaurants with outdoor seating in Disney Springs. BUT … we’ve read that DS compliance on spacing and face coverings feels a little like the wild west. Is this still true? It’s easy for us to avoid going there, but wanted to confirm some of the stories before removing this from our evening plans.
We’re looking forward to this trip with an odd mix of excitement and nervousness, due to both COVID as well as the necessary changes at the park to keep us safe (no Happily Ever After to close out our day!!! )
Paul & Carrie