Universal Orlando Resort Unveils Plans for Reopening

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Universal Orlando Resort has revealed its proposal for reopening its theme parks to the Florida Economic Recovery Task Force. This will ultimately see Universal Orlando beginning a phased reopening starting on June 1st with a reopening for the general public happening on June 5th. The plan was unanimously approved by the task force. It still has to be approved by the Orange County mayor and Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The main points of the plan are as follows:

  • All guests and employees will be required to wear face masks.
  • Guests who forgot masks will be provided one free of charge.
  • Guests will have their temperatures taken upon entry.
  • Guests with temperatures of 100.4 or more will not be allowed entry. (employees will also have their temperature checked)
  • There will be a limited capacity to the parks.
  • Staggered parking will be utilized to encourage social distancing.
  • Social distancing will be observed.
  • Virtual queues will be utilized
  • Queues will also be reduced capacity.
  • There will be no single rider lines.
  • Ride mist will be turned off.
  • Transactions will have cashless options to avoid contact.
  • Employees will clean and sanitize chairs and tables after each seating.
  • Employees will clean high touch areas more frequently.

The full plan can be read here.

This proposal comes the week after Universal CityWalk reopened in Orlando. It comes a day after Disney Springs opened at Walt Disney World Resort. At this time, this is the only resort in Florida to offer a plan for reopening. DAPS MAGIC will continue to follow this store and provide updates as more resorts submit plans to reopen. What do you think of this plan? Share your thoughts in the comments below or on  Twitter and Facebook to continue the conversation!

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