Universal Orlando to reopen June 5 with coronavirus precautions; resorts open June 2
Orlando's Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Disney Cruise lines and Universal Studios are shut down temporarily due to the coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAY
Universal Orlando will reopen June 5, with precautions related to the The reopened Universal will look very different for visitors and employees, according to a presentation made to the local economic recovery task force Thursday by company officials.
Upon arrival, valet parking will not be available, and cars will park one or two spaces apart. Visitors will receive a temperature check, and no one with a temperature above 100.4 degrees will be allowed to enter. Employees will also receive temperature checks.
Visitors and employees will be required to wear face coverings. Universal will provide disposable face masks for visitors who don't bring their own.
The park's capacity will be limited, said John Sprouls, chief administrative officer for Universal Studios, though he did not specify by how much.
"We’re going to ramp up very slowly," he told the economic recovery task force in Orange County, Florida, last week.
Sprouls said the interactive play areas at the park would remain closed, and the park would eliminate water and mist elements.
On rides, parties will be kept together, with no commingling, and attraction queues will be spaced out for social distancing.
Single-use paper menus will replace reusable ones in the park's restaurants. Mobile food ordering will be set up for all venues, Sprouls said. The park will offer contactless payment options, including Google Pay and Apple Pay, but will also accept cash.
Employees will be required to take regular hand-washing breaks, wear face masks and space themselves at least 6 feet apart. They will also be asked to monitor their temperatures at 真人百家家乐官网网站home.
Universal has installed signage at the entrances and throughout the park to let visitors know what's expected of them. Visitors will also receive a handout, available in English and other languages.
Universal's plan could be a model for other theme parks.
Neither Disney World nor SeaWorld have said when they will present their reopening plans to state and local officials.
On Wednesday, the Disney Springs retail and dining complex partially reopened with many of the elements of the Universal plan.