In an absolutely shocking bit of news coming out of Florida, Universal Orlando has submitted a proposal to reopen it’s theme parks June 5th! The Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force unanimously voted to approve the plan.
Universal Orlando will open on June 1st for employees, presumably as a test run for how the park will operate in the coming days. On June 3rd, select guests will be invited to visit the parks. Universal Orlando will reopen to the public on June 5th.
The parks will reopen at lower capacity, which will be increased as time goes on. Masks and temperature checks will be required for both visitors and employees. Employees will self-check at home and be checked again when they arrive to work. Guests who do not have a mask will receive one free mask from Universal.
There will definitely be some changes to how the theme park operates. Interactive play areas and mist areas have been closed. There will be no valet parking, nor will there be post-show meet and greets. Menus will be paper single-use in restaurants and there will be no buffets available. Cash will still be accepted, but not preferred. 3-D glasses will be handed out individually.
Signs will be placed throughout the park to remind guests of social distancing, (6-feet for rides and food lines). Virtual lines will be utilized for the most popular attractions and single rider lines will be eliminated.
Will you go to Universal Orlando in the coming month?