More Restaurants Reopen at Disney Springs, Though Others Remain Shuttered

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There are a couple of new reopenings at Disney Springs, though the shopping, dining and entertainment complex is far from back to before.

City Works Eatery and Pour House, one of the Springs’ newer restaurants, which opened shortly before the mandated closing of all restaurants and bars in March, is back pulling the taps – there are about 90 of them – and serving its menu of burgers, tacos and sandwiches.

City Works, shown at top pre-shutdown, was one of the last restaurants I dined in before the shutdown, which happened so swiftly that I wasn’t able to file my review. I’ll have it for you soon.

Splitsville, the bowling themed restaurant, will open on Friday, July 10. If you’re worried about sticking your fingers in the bowling ball holes where others have stuck theres, management would like you to know that they will all be sanitized. And shoe rentals – a hygienic concern even before the pandemic – will still be available with sanitizing, or bowlers may choose to use disposable footwear.

Still shuttered are the Patina Group restaurants Maria & Enzo’s, Enzo’s Hideaway and the Edison. Also staying closed for now is Jaléo by José Andrésl. Messages to representatives of those restaurants were not immediately answered.

Walt Disney World is expected to open the gates of the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom on Saturday, July 11. Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow on July 15.

In related news, Florida reported 59,036 new cases last week, the most in a one-week period since the crisis began.