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Universal Orlando has proposed a plan that would allow it to reopen to the public on June 5. The Orange County reopening task force unanimously approved the plan, but it must also be approved by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. “This would be a gradual reopening,” Universal Orlando executive John Sprouls said.Sprouls said Universal would like to start the reopening process on June 1. Only team members would be allowed into parks on June 1 and June 2. On June 3 and June 4 Sprouls said Universal would be open for limited availability to some passholders. When the park does reopen to the public, capacity will be limited. Universal is the first of Orlando’s major theme parks to announce a target date for a reopening since it closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.Visitors will have their temperature checked upon arrival, and if it’s 100.4 degrees or higher, they won’t be allowed to enter. Visitors also will have to wear face masks which they can purchase. The park will limit the capacity to ensure social distancing. They also will have cashless payment options and staggered parking. Universal said it will close interactive play areas, eliminate water and mist elements on attractions, close valet operations, and eliminate single rider lines.Workers also will have their temperatures checked and will have to wear face masks. All chairs and tables will be cleaned and disinfected after each seating, and high-touch areas also will be frequently cleaned. The reopening would be an expansion on the limited reopening of Universal’s CityWalk entertainment district, which reopened last week. You can read the full reopening plan here. It is unclear when Disney and SeaWorld will present their reopening plans to the task force.

Universal Orlando has proposed a plan that would allow it to reopen to the public on June 5.

The Orange County reopening task force unanimously approved the plan, but it must also be approved by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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“This would be a gradual reopening,” Universal Orlando executive John Sprouls said.

Sprouls said Universal would like to start the reopening process on June 1. Only team members would be allowed into parks on June 1 and June 2.

On June 3 and June 4 Sprouls said Universal would be open for limited availability to some passholders. When the park does reopen to the public, capacity will be limited.

Universal is the first of Orlando’s major theme parks to announce a target date for a reopening since it closed in mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Visitors will have their temperature checked upon arrival, and if it’s 100.4 degrees or higher, they won’t be allowed to enter. Visitors also will have to wear face masks which they can purchase. The park will limit the capacity to ensure social distancing. They also will have cashless payment options and staggered parking.

Universal said it will close interactive play areas, eliminate water and mist elements on attractions, close valet operations, and eliminate single rider lines.

Workers also will have their temperatures checked and will have to wear face masks. All chairs and tables will be cleaned and disinfected after each seating, and high-touch areas also will be frequently cleaned.

The reopening would be an expansion on the limited reopening of Universal’s CityWalk entertainment district, which reopened last week.

You can read the full reopening plan here.

It is unclear when Disney and SeaWorld will present their reopening plans to the task force.

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