Today, Universal Studios Orlando submitted their reopening plan with a proposed June 5th reopening date to the general public.
Indeed, as the park welcomed people to some of its outlets on the Disney Springs shopping strip as part of Florida's gradual reopening after weeks of lockdown, the new reality of life with COVID-19 screamed out everywhere.
While we eagerly await official announcements on when Disney, Universal and SeaWorld theme parks are going to reopen their gates, there is inevitably a massive amount of work being done by teams of experts on extensive and detailed reopening plans. "By visiting Walt Disney World Resort, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19". Guests who do not have masks will be provided a disposable one.
After Universal's proposal presentation today, the question on everyone's mind was when Disney World would be submitting their's. That plan has since been approved by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and will next move to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for approval.
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It continues, adding that there will be limited parking and reduced entrances, temperature screenings prior to entry, face coverings required for guests, and other safety measures, like an increased focus on sanitation and disinfecting, handwashing stations, and hand sanitizers placed in strategic locations.
Disney Springs is a non-ticketed, open-air shopping section of Walt Disney World in Florida that contains both Disney owned and subcontracted shops and restaurants. Following the Shanghai Disney example, additions such as mask requirements, glass dividers, and temperature checks are some of the things you can anticipate when The Happiest Place on Earth finally does reopen.
In some cases, residents from out of state are not being included in the tally, and in others, the victim's cause of death is attributed to underlying conditions, according to press reports. Universal will be increasing their cleaning and disinfection procedures along with limiting capacity and following social distancing guidelines in all attractions, restaurants, and shops. "A lot of it has to do with guest behavior as much as it has to do with Disney operations", he said.
The state must first approve Universal Orlando Resort's reopening plans before allowing Universal to officially reopen on Friday, June 5.