Comcast Corp.’s theme park Universal Studios Orlando will reopen to the public on June 5 with limited capacity, the company said Thursday.
Universal Studios is the first of the major Florida theme parks to announce plans to reopen. Walt Disney Co, owner of Disney World, reopened the Disney Springs shopping area in Orlando yesterday, but the park remains closed.
Universal Studios made the announcement at a meeting of the Orange County, Florida Economic Recovery Task Force attended by county officials and health and community leaders. The Economic Recovery Task Force approved Universal’s plans at the meeting.
John Sprouls, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Universal Parks & Resorts, said Universal will implement staggered parking lots, temperature controls, mobile food orders, and guests and employees should wear masks.
Sprouls also said the theme park will close interactive play areas for children to reduce physical contact between visitors.