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Reopening of Universal Orlando to happen June 5

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    Reopening of Universal Orlando to happen June 5
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The announcement indicates that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has approved the reopening plan Universal submitted. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings endorses the reopening plan in a letter he sent to the governor on Friday morning.

One day after Universal Orlando submitted a reopening plan to county and state officials, the company has announced that it will reopen theme parks on June 5.

The announcement indicates that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has approved the reopening plan Universal submitted. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings endorses the reopening plan in a letter he sent to the governor on Friday morning.

"Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay will welcome guests beginning June 5. This carefully managed reopening comes with stringent new health, safety and hygiene procedures in place," Universal said on its website.

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

It’s unclear when Disney World and SeaWorld will be reopening.

Visitors to Universal 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.