Universal Orlando proposes reopening to the public on June 5 after coronavirus shutdown

Coronavirus: Universal Orlando reveals plan to reopen to public

ORLANDO, Fla. — Officials from Universal Orlando said they hope to reopen their theme parks to the public on June 5.

Officials said the parks would first open to workers on June 1 to test out their reopening plans. Then, they said select guests would be welcomed back on June 3 and 4 ahead.

Officials said their reopening proposal would include managing capacity and ramping up slowly.

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The plans include requiring temperature checks for guests and masks to be worn by guests and workers.

The park’s plan will have to get approval from the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force.

The Orange County Task Force has approved the plan, which will now go to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, and if approved, will be sent on to Gov. Ron DeSantis for approval.

Walt Disney World has not shared its reopening plans yet.

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, guests cool off under a water mist by the globe at Universal Studios City Walk at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Fla. Company officials have submitted a plan to reopen the park on June 5.
FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, guests cool off under a water mist by the globe at Universal Studios City Walk at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, Fla. Company officials have submitted a plan to reopen the park on June 5. (John Raoux/AP)