Universal Orlando Resort to Start Staggered Reopening June 1st

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During the live broadcast of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting this afternoon, several announcements were made about the reopening of Orlando area resorts and theme parks.

During the meeting representatives from Universal Orlando Resort, Walt Disney World, and SeaWorld Orlando were present.

The first presentation was held by Universal Orlando Resort and they discussed plans on reopening after a successful opening City Walk last week. Based on the results of that “trial run,” they plan to open Universal Orlando Resort June 1st and 2nd with just staff. Immediately followed by partial opening to Annual Passholders and invited guests on June 3rd and 4th. A full public opening will be on June 5th. These plans are up for a vote to approve.


  • All guests will have to wear masks
  • Valet will be suspended
  • Capacity will be limited to ensure safe social distancing
  • Interactive play areas will be closed
  • All water and mist elements will be removed
  • Virtual lines will be implemented in the parks as well as the water parks
  • The single rider lines will be removed
  • Updates will be given to guests via the Universal app
  • Post show meet and greets will be removed
  • Menus will be single use, paper menus.
  • Mobile ordering has been added for all locations
  • Contactless payments will be used, but cash will be accepted with additional precautions for guests and team members
  • Team members will be self temp checking at home and at the parks
  • Ambassadors will be scattered throughout the parks to help guests
  • Additional hand sanitizing locations have been added
  • Staff will be required to wash every 30 mins
  • Signs will be located at toll booths, throughout the parks, and online for guest expectations of safe health practices
  • Floor signs have been added to help guests social distancing at least 6 feet

Source: Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force Meeting 5/21/2020