Universal Orlando Wants to Reopen on June 5

Just days after reopening the CityWalk Universal Orlando Resort is hoping to reopen its theme parks next month

Universal Studios is the first of the major theme parks in Florida to announce reopening plans.

June 1 will be a busy day for theme park re-openings, as the new Legoland Pirate Island Hotel will open on June 1 as well, according to Legoland Florida Resort's official website.

The Florida theme parks, which is seeking approval of its reopening plan from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, proposed a "slow ramp up" of the popular tourist attraction, which has been closed since March. After this preview, a limited amount of guests will be invited on June 3 and June 4 before the public reopening on June 5.

Finally, the public would be allowed to return on June 5.

Disney executive George Kalogridis said Wednesday that the company is considering reopening parks with 20 to 30 per cent capacity. They also include touchless plans.

Interactive play areas closed, water and mist effects on rides disabled, 3D glasses handed out individually in place of bins, virtual queues at high demand rides, single rider lines no longer available, elimination of meet and greets although characters will appear at a distance from guests, and no parades. We reported live from Disney Springs yesterday to see how Disney World is implementing new guidelines when it comes to shopping and dining - you can see our full coverage here. Universal will also continue the temperature checks for each guest prior to their arrival to the theme parks and Universal CityWalk. Teams representing the attractions presented their proposed reopening plans to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force on May 18th and 20th, and, as part of their plans, will be stepping up cleaning procedures and, in the case of Nona Adventure Park, will limit capacity and activity.

So, when it does reopen, it might not be quite as magical as we've known it to be.

But there is no date yet for the reopening of Disney World.

Page down further and you will find a COVID-19 warning. Now, we simply can't wait to get back to the Walt Disney World Parks!

General view of the Grand Opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando on June 16, 2010 in Orlando, Florida.

'By visiting Disney Springs, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, ' it adds.



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