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Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts Approved by Task Force to Open Theme Parks June 5


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

  • Restaurant operations

  • Attraction queue management

  • Signage and communications

  • Sanitization protocols

All of the officials approved of Universal's protocols.

UPDATE 2:54 5/21/20:

Universal Orlando Parks and Resorts Approved by Task Force to Open Theme Parks June 5

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

  • No valet

  • Closures of interactive play areas

  • No water/mist elements on attractions

  • Virtual lines/queuing

  • No single riders

  • Eliminations of post show meets and greets

  • No parades

  • Single use menus

  • Individual condiments

  • Pre-wrapped silverware

  • No buffet or self serve

  • Contactless payments

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.

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