The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many amusement parks to shut down. Gathering crowds have become increasingly risky, and the state has taken legal action to avoid unnecessarily aggregation of masses. Still, whoopee park fans cannot wait for them to open again.
Universal Orlando Theme Park/Resort, with its adventure getaway islands, is a must-visit when you embark on a vacation to Florida.
The safari park has been closed since March 16th, 2020, due to the global Coronavirus outbreak. But recently, on May 21st, the executive of Universal Studios, John Sprouls, presented the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force with a reopening plan. Thankfully, the confirmation and consent came sooner than we expected, when Ron DeSantis, Governor of Florida, quickly signed the papers.
Firstly, the recreation area will open to the staff, and the safety of the park’s rides will be ensured before letting visitors in. This would happen in June 2020, the first week to be precise. After experimenting with the new security procedures, the yearlong pass holders will be the first ones in, and rightfully so. That is programmed to take place soon after the safety testing, and then Universal Orlando will throw open its gates for the general public. All we can predict for now is, the place is bound to fill up with hundreds of people who are tired of staying home and eating banana bread!
Scope Would Be Finite
Outside Universal Orlando
A press release following the reopening news stated that attendance and capacity will be recorded and even controlled.
Masks are Vital, and temperature will Be Checked as Well
Susan Stumme/Getty: Visitors of theme park wearing mask
Don’t forget your face masks if you are heading that way! Also, know that your temperature would be checked, and if it reads 100.4 or above, you wouldn’t be admitted inside!
Safety Notes will be the Jam
Employees will remind you of the new safety guidelines. There will be notes everywhere stating the security measures are being enforced throughout the park. Chances of audio announcements being there are high.
You are expected to religiously follow the 1m away rule, and dine with no contact. In fact, it would be carefully inspected as well. Better safe than sorry!
Frolic and Character Synergy Will be Adjusted
Closed Area of Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando has announced that certain areas will be closed. The management is yet to disclose the details of how character interactions would happen. We will have to wait and see!
Queues Will Be New
Staying in line would be different this time. Standing on designated floor marks for social distancing is going to be the new normal.
New Rules for Old Rides
They got new rules, and you got to like them! Mainly, everything on the premises will be disinfected and sanitized every now and then. Visitors would be given access to hand sanitizers to cleanse as well.
The Beloved Volcano Bay will be Open, with Some Adjustments
Volcano Bay already swaggers virtual lines, and that rule will be further solidified. Face masks will be a mandatory requirement except when in the water slides and rides.
Grab your masks, annual membership card, and have the time of your life. While you have fun, make sure you keep yourself and the ones around you safe as well. Enjoy!