Universal Orlando reopens two theme parks, water park

Universal Orlando reopens two theme parks, water park
Universal Studios via WFTV.com

ORLANDO — Theme park lovers have been counting down the days until they could hop back on their favorite rides.

That wait partially ended Friday when Universal Orlando reopened all three of its parks, WFTV reported.

Universal is the first of Orlando’s three major theme parks to reopen since the COVID-19 shutdown.

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On Wednesday, guests who checked into select Universal Orlando Resort hotels as well as pass holders, were the first members of the public allowed into the theme parks.

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Volcano Bay will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Park officials said guests, team members and vendors are required to wear face coverings in public areas. And guests, team members and vendors will be required to have temperature checks upon arrival.

Official said employees with temperatures of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be allowed to work, and guests with temperatures of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be allowed entry to adhere to safety guidelines.