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Universal Orlando is planning to reopen on June 5

Both the Orange County mayor and the Florida governor still need to approve the plan.

Anna Ben Yehuda

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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