Yesterday we posted the good news that Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar and Lounge at Disney Springs had reopened for business, operating under strict guidelines to ensure social distancing and safety for patrons. Just 36 hours later the bar was forced to close due to a statewide ban on the consumption of alcohol on premises.
Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.
— Florida DBPR (@FloridaDBPR) June 26, 2020
When the announcement was made around noon earlier today, locations such as Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs were still in operation. Cast Members awaited further instructions from management before finally shutting down the bar around 3:00 PM this afternoon. The fan-favorite bar had just reopened yesterday, and it’s unknown when it will be allowed to reopen once again.
Other bar-centric locations, like Dockside Margaritas and the cocktail portion of the various snack kiosks throughout Disney Springs are also now closed. Bars are still allowed to sell alcoholic beverages in sealed containers for off-the-premises consumption, but it seems that for the time being, they’ve decided to cease operations.
With Coronavirus cases skyrocketing in Florida, hitting 8942 new cases on Thursday, a daily record for the state, the 11th July reopening of Disney World is beginning to look increasingly unlikely.
- Hardcover Book
- Freed, Alexander (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 416 Pages - 06/23/2020 (Publication Date) - Del Rey (Publisher)