Orlando, Fla. – Universal Orlando is one step closer to re-opening its turnstiles. On Thursday the Orange county task force was presented with the resorts COVID-19 Re-opening plan phase 2. Phase 1, the reopening of CityWalk, has been underway since May 14, with Universal reporting a small handful of guest being turned away due to temperature checks running above the 100.4. Guest have also been asked to wear face coverings during their visit to CityWalk. So, what does “phase 2” mean for guest looking to step back into the parks and when can they expect that to happen? Universals plan is to open the park on June 1-2 for Team Members, 3-4 for passholders & “invited guests” and June 5th for normal ticketed attendance.
Here is a look at the actual proposal, which was unanimously approved by the Orange county task force.
With changes like no single rider lines, no valet parking, the removal of self serve condiments and the new structure of ride lines, guest can be certain that the goal is for everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time at the parks once again. Face coverings are also required at this time. In the above plan Universal says it will provide one complimentary face covering to guests who come empty handed. They will also have them available for purchase as well.
LEGOLAND has also presented their Re-Opening plan, which was also approved by their local task force. Both are now waiting for the Florida Governor’s approval. No word yet on Disney World, which has also started their phase one plan with the re-opening of Disney Springs, or Orlando’s Seaworld.