Universal Orlando Announces Reopening Plan For Theme Parks

  • Universal Orlando Announces Reopening Plan For Theme Parks

Universal Orlando Announces Reopening Plan For Theme Parks

Those include crowd metering to reduce the number of people inside the park, six-foot distancing signage and enforcement for all attraction and food queues, single-use paper menus in all park restaurants, and an emphasis on other forms of payment than cash - which still will be accepted, though not encouraged.

As outlined by Universal officials, the plan is to open June 1 2020, with a gradual capacity managed opening for employees only.

But once the theme park does re-open, Legoland will also be putting in place similar restrictions, including required face masks and temperature checks - however Legoland won't be providing face masks for those who didn't bring one. He was able to take photos during the hour he reported it ran for, explaining that there was approximately 15 to 20 employees on board and they were testing four different styles of masks (N-95, cloth, mesh and face masks).

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Now, Mayor Jerry Demings has commented on when Disney World plans to submit their plan for reopening to the Orange County Task Force. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit won't be allowed in. Visitors will also have their temperatures checked prior to reaching the front gates. "As such, leaders are scheduling in Team Members for training on our new safety procedures, and to help get our parks and service standards ready for our Guests". They suggested a phased reopening in three stages, with the Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventures parks opening back up to the public as early as June 5, just a few weeks from now. As officials monitor the restart, limits on inside-the-park crowd capacity are expected to gradually be lifted, reports THR.

It has now been confirmed that the major theme parks such as Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld can pitch their presentations tomorrow. Hand sanitizer will be required before boarding ride vehicles and 3-D glasses will be handed out individually if necessary for the attraction.

Volcano Bay will not be permitted on slides or in pools, but are recommended when guests can not socially distance. Those in wet roles will wear a balaclava when they can't socially distance. Universal Orlando Resort was the first to submit their plans.