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Ahhhh the time has finally come! Universal Studios Orlando is FINALLY reopening after what seems like seventeen hundred years!!
Universal Studios Orlando, will finally open its doors to the public on June 5th.
This reopening on June 5th will include Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal’s Volcano Bay.
Universal will have a big team training on the new procedures, and then they will have two preview days for employees only on June 1 and 2. This way they can work out all the kinks in the new process, before their soft opening to select public members on June 3 and 4.
They will have their big opening to the GENERAL public on June 5th, but be prepared for some safety changes.
According to a Universal Orlando Resort Press Release:
- “We will convert all menus to single-use in our dining venues.
- Mobile Food & Drink Ordering will be available for select venues in the parks and Universal CityWalk as we work to make contactless options available for guests. Mobile Food & Drink Ordering and available venues can be accessed through the Official Universal Orlando Resort App.
- Select rides and attractions will utilize Virtual Line – which allows guests to select a time to experience an attraction via the Official Universal Orlando Resort App so they’re minimizing the time they’re actually waiting in Guests can access Virtual Line while onsite at the theme parks and can view available attractions through the app.
- Guests will be required to use hand sanitizer before boarding ride vehicles. For any 3-D attraction, Universal Orlando team members will individually hand out 3-D glasses instead of guests having to pick them up themselves.
- There will be staggered spacing on ride vehicles and in queue lines to help place distance between groups. Please note that this may cause wait times to be longer than usual.”
There will also be caps on park capacity, so you will see smaller crowds, all in an attempt to manage social distancing.
All guests and employees will be required to wear face masks or face coverings at all times, as well as participate in temperature checks.
It’s true, this kind of opening is a little weird, with some uncomfortable procedures put into place. But, everything they are doing is in an effort to keep the public as safe as possible.
It is also important to note that Universal Resorts do not take responsibility if you get sick. Although they are putting safety measures in place to keep things as clean and manageable as possible, you run the personal risk of infection by being in a public place among crowds of people.