Following months of closure, Disney Character Warehouse locations are set to reopen and we have a possible date!
Following an extended closure of all Disney parks, resorts, dining and shopping, Disney’s Character Warehouse at Orlando Premium Outlet International Drive, Disney’s Character Warehouse at Orlando Premium Outlet Vineland Avenue and Cast Connection the Disney Cast Member store will all be reopening soon.
The rumored but not confirmed date for reopening is September 23. There has been no confirmation on that date from Disney at this time but cast members and other sourcecs have informed us this is the target reopening date for at least the Character Warehouse locations.
One of the difficult situations Disney is dealing with in terms of these locations opening are physical contact with items. It is natural for people to touch and pick up items they are considering purchasing and Disney is working hard to discourage that behavior.
Disney has worked tirelessly to encourage guests to not pick up or touch items unless they are seriously considering purchasing said items. Signage is placed throughout stores and merchandise locations to discourage handling of items and we expect that to continue at the Character Warehouse. Pricing signage has also been increased to discourage people from picking up items to check prices.
Another issue with the warehouses is that space is limited. We expect masks will be required as they are at all other Disney locations. In addition, we expect the number of guests allowed into the stores at a time to be very limited.
Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.