Universal Studios Orlando is set to become the first major U.S. theme park to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Orange County’s Economic Recovery Task Force reportedly approved the company’s request after inspections by officials Thursday morning, but Governor Desantis is set to give his final approval [or perhaps denial] today.
Guests will have their temperatures taken at the gates, and everyone in the park will have to wear masks. There will be no valet parking, no interactive play areas for kids and no water or misting elements that could spread COVID-19, according to the chief administrative officer of Comcast Corp.'s parks and resorts John Sprouls.
While cash payments will still be taken in shopping areas, guests will be encouraged to use their phones to make electronic payments instead. Additionally, single rider lines and opportunities for photos with performers after shows will be nixed for the timebeing.