Universal Orlando Resort Theme Parks to Re-Open June 5th

Universal Orlando has officially announced that Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure and Volcano Bay will be opening June 5, 2020.

The company warns that the reopening of the theme parks come with stringent new health, safety and hygiene procedures in place. Guests will be required to wear a face covering and will be required to pass a temperature check before entering. Team Members and select Annual Passholders may be able to visit the parks between June 1st and 4th, however details for these dates and how to register to visit are not yet available. Information on when on-site hotels will be opening is not yet available at this time. Safety precautions for the theme parks and hours of operations for the first week are listed below.

Some of the Safety Measures in Place

  • Guests and team members are required to wear face coverings
  • Guests and team members are required to undergo temperature checks. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be able to enter Universal CityWalk or the theme parks
  • Staggered parking within the parking garage to help create distance between travel groups
  • Limiting and reducing daily park attendance and attraction ridership in Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay
  • Increasing cleaning and disinfection of food locations, ride vehicles and other frequent “touch points” that go beyond our already-aggressive cleaning procedures
  • Social distancing at all locations through the parks, within attractions and queues and at restaurants
  • Having Virtual Line available for select attractions
  • Offering cashless payments and “no touch” policies where possible

Above are the warnings and icons currently posted on the official Universal Orlando website, however these are subject to change at any time. You can see our previous article about all of the ways Universal will be attempting to keep guests and team members safe when they reopen. Also, you can see the Frequently Asked Questions section that Universal has set up on the official website for answers about mask restrictions and other matters before visiting.

Hours of Operation, Beginning June 5

Universal Studios Florida:

     9am-6pm Daily

Universal’s Islands of Adventure

     9am-6pm Daily

Universal’s Volcano Bay

     10am-5pm Daily

Universal CityWalk Orlando

     8am – 10pm Daily

A reservation will not be required to the enter the theme parks beginning June 5th. Capacity will be limited during this phase, and it will be a first-come, first serve situation. Universal says that “there may be times when the parks reach capacity and additional guests will not be admitted.”

Select experiences will not be available during this phase, and some queue experiences may be slightly altered. See the official website’s Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Universal Orlando warns that even though this is a carefully managed reopening with stringent new health, safety, and hygiene procedures in place, there is still a risk of exposure to COVID-19 when visiting any public location where people are present. Learn more about your risks and other important safety details from Universal Orlando on their official website.

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