Universal Orlando proposes phased reopening for early June, subject to approval

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Florida theme parks have started on the road to reopening.

But today, Universal submitted its reopening plans to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. These plans are having to be put into place to ensure government safety guidelines are adhered to in order to keep cast members/employees and guests safe whilst COVID-19 is still present. Legoland received approval from officials in Winter Haven and Polk County for a June 1 reopening.

However, the figures may be inaccurate: a state health department worker has said that she was forced to undercount the number of cases, something that the office of Governor Ron DeSantis denies. They suggested a phased reopening in three stages, with the Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventures parks opening back up to the public as early as June 5, just a few weeks from now. A guest will be denied entry if they have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater. "A lot of it has to do with guest behavior as much as it has to do with Disney operations", he said.

Make sure to get in touch with My Mickey Vacation Travel so they can give you even more details and take all the stress out of planning to create the magic for you. Also, guests will have to wear face masks which they can purchase. Face coverings at Legoland will be required for all employees.

To maintain social distancing, there will be limited capacity within the park and at individual attractions, though the capacity percentage has yet to be confirmed. Multi-person raft rides will only allow one travel party per raft. In restaurants, contactless ordering, payment and food service will be available through the use of a mobile app.

Disney hasn't yet unveiled reopening plans for its parks in Orlando. Disney Springs, its retail, dining and entertainment complex, resumed welcoming visitors this week. Following the Shanghai Disney example, additions such as mask requirements, glass dividers, and temperature checks are some of the things you can anticipate when The Happiest Place on Earth finally does reopen.

As of Thursday, Universal Orlando Resort's theme parks and hotels are expected remain closed through at least May 31, according to its website.

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