Universal’s Entertainment District will have limitations upon re-opening

Company officials mentioned that, after being closed for nearly two months, Universal Orlando intends to permit the reopening of few restaurants and stores on a limited basis in the theme park resort’s entertainment district this week. 

Around half-a-dozen cafeterias and restaurants along with two retail stores and few merchandise carts, will reopen at Universal Orlando Citywalk on Thursday as a signal of baby steps towards getting Orlando’s theme parks back to business after the shut in mid-March due to the global pandemic. 

In the following week, Walt Disney World will permit some third-party stores and restaurants in its Disney Springs entertainment district to restart. Workers and visitors will be needed to wear face masks. As per state rules, indoor volume will be restricted to 25% and dining tables placed outside must be upwards of 6 feet apart. 

Neither Disney World nor Univeral officials have mentioned when theme parks and hotels will restart.

At Universal’s Citywalk, guests will have their temperature examined upon entry, and if it’s 100.4 degrees or more, they won’t be allowed to get in. Guests will also have to wear face masks which they can buy. These venues will restrict their guests volume to guarantee social distancing. They also will allow cashless payment alternatives, and guests will be capable to self-park free of charge, the resort stated in a news release. 

The employees will even have their temperatures examined and will have to wear face masks mandatorily. All the chairs and tables will be cleaned and disinfected each time and high-touch regions will also be repeatedly cleaned, the resort mentioned. The venues will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the restaurants there will have a confined menu. 

“Guests should evaluate their own risk as they determine whether to visit. And, in line with CDC guidelines, we specifically do not recommend older adults or individuals at high-risk with severe underlying medical conditions visit our facilities,” stated the news release, with reference to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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