Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts Approved by Task Force to Open Theme Parks June 5
UPDATE 3:08 5/21/20:
Roll call was conducted for approval of Universal Parks and Resort's reopening plan by the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. The reopening plan was unanimously adopted by the Task Force.
Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings must sign off before the plan is then submitted to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for approval.
UPDATE 3:03 5/21/20:
Field inspections occurred this morning for Universal Parks and Resorts. Four Orange County officials visited the park and reviewed readiness to implement their plan including:
Employee health screening
Guest arrival and ticketing
Attraction queue management
Signage and communications
All of the officials approved of Universal's protocols.
UPDATE 2:54 5/21/20:
Universal has outlined operating measures that will be in place to reopen safely.
Mobile food ordering
Social distancing - back and front of the house
Mandatory face masks - if a guest arrives without one they will be required to wear a free disposable mask that will be provided
Guest temperature checks at parking or main entrance
Parking vehicles 1-2 spaces apart in garages
Closures of interactive play areas
No water/mist elements on attractions
No single riders
Eliminations of post show meets and greets
Single use menus
No buffet or self serve
During the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting today, John Sprouls the Chief Administrative Officer for Universal Studios has announced that he would like to open to the public on June 5!
Universal has sent their plan officially to the Task Force at 1 PM today. Throughout the presentation it was revealed that Orange County officials have walked the theme parks for review and will comment shortly.
Universal Theme Park is asking to open on June 1 - 2 to their team members not the public. On June 3-4 they will invite a small number of Annual Pass holders and other guests to test the new system. On June 5, Universal is asking to officially open to the public. Capacity limits and other operating measures will be in place.