Universal Orlando, following it’s closure in March as a result of COVID-19 has become the first Orlando theme park to announce it’s intended reopening date – and it’s very soon!
Both Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure theme parks will reopen to the public at a reduced capacity on June 5th the company said on Thursday.
Universal made the announcement during The Orange County Task Force meeting attended by county and health department officials and community leaders, seeing their proposals approved.
A spokesperson for Universal Parks & Resorts said that Universal will implement staggered parking lots, temperature checks, mobile food ordering and require all guests and employees to wear face masks.
The theme park will close interactive play areas for children in an effort to further reduce physical contact between visitors.
Here is a full list of what you can expect upon reopening:
- Guests and workers will be required to wear masks. If guests arrive without a mask then a free disposable one will be provided.
- There will be temperature checks, just like when CityWalk reopened.
- Capacity will be managed. Universal officials didn’t say how many it will allow in the park, but that it will be significantly less than normal.
- Virtual lines will be used, and single rider lines will be abolished to create more social distancing. There will be spacing between rows, but parties will be kept together.
- All interactive play areas will be shut down.
- Food can be ordered online, and contactless payment encouraged. Menus used will be disposable.
This is a big step forward for Orlando theme parks with many other attractions set to follow suit very soon.
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