With Halloween Horror Nights scheduled to commence this fall, Universal Orlando is ramping up hiring efforts for the event.
Universal Orlando is celebrating a major milestone for its newest thrill ride. The theme park announced on Saturday that 1,000,000 people have ridden the Jurassic World: VelociCoaster.
The theme park says its 2021 holiday celebration will kick off on November 13 and last for 51 days and nights.
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.
Disney Springs has reopened their doors today, but not all restaurants and shops will open.
Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld will begin presenting their reopening plans on Thursday, Orange County officials said.
Vice President Mike Pence met with industry leaders and Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday to talk about reopening Florida.
Orange County mayor doesn’t expect theme parks to begin opening until at least June.
Universal’s CityWalk opened Thursday while Disney Springs plans start accepting guests again Wednesday. Both will operate with limited capacity and hours.
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Theme parks would need to wait for future phases to begin reopening. Florida will look health benchmarks - including hospital bed capacity and Covid-19 testing positive rates - to decide when to move onto those steps, though the governor said that he anticipates the state doing so in "weeks, not months."
Universal Orlando announced Thursday that its theme parks, resorts and CityWalk will remain closed through at least May 31.