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Universal Studios in Orlando has passed inspection by local officials in Florida, and plans to reopen next week, on June 5th.

Per the Hollywood Reporter, Universal officials said, “Note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit.”

Some areas of the park, including cooling misters and interactive play areas, will remain closed for now.

Here’s what you can expect if you’re planning a vacation to Universal this summer, according to Collider:

  •  Guests and employees will be required to wear a face mask. (The park will have masks available for purchase if you don’t have one.)
  •  Everyone’s temperatures will be checked before entering the park, and no one will a temperature of 100.4 or higher will be allowed in.
  •  Restaurants will provide single-use menus.
  •  Guests will be required to use hand sanitizer before & after each ride, and frequently between attractions.
  •  They’ll have an option for virtual lines, which will allow guests to select a ride time in advance and minimize wait time in lines.
  •  Social distancing will be enforced by spacing guests six feet apart in lines, spaced seating in restaurants and spaced parking.
  •  Cashless payments preferred to minimize contact.

You can read more about Universal’s reopening here.

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