Although both Orange County mayor Jerry Demings and Florida governor Ron DeSantis still need to give final approval, it appears as if Universal Orlando will be able to officially re-open to the public on June 5.
The theme park—which shut down back in March—announced the news in a virtual meeting of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force (OCERTF). On the call, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Universal Parks and Resorts John Sprouls ran through a gradual reopening plan that would kick off on June 1.
The park's theme members would be allowed to return to the destination on June 1 and 2 followed by invited guests and a few annual pass holders on June 3 and 4. During those first few days, the staff would be able to test out newly implemented sanitary, health and safety measures in a "controlled environment" prior to the arrival of guests starting June 5.
Speaking of safety precautions: visitors can expect social distancing markers, temperature checks, virtual queues for certain attractions, a pause on character meet-and-greets and face masks requirements while at the park.
As excited as we were to have some one-on-one time with Harry Potter, we'll take what we can get and are now just grateful for a slow but steady reopening period.
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