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More on the Reopening of Universal Orlando Resort

Some rides will have Virtual LinesĀ 

Universal Orlando Resort has added more details about its reopening on its website. There is general information, as well as an FAQ. Here are some of the highlights.

The reopening date for the general public will be June 5. June 1 and 2 Team Members will attend, and then select Passholders on June 3 and 4. There is no word yet on how the Passholders will be selected. Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure will be open 9:00am-6:00pm. Volcano Bay will be open 10:00am-5:00pm. CityWalk, which is already open, will be open 8:00am through 10:00pm. These hours are until further notice.

As of right now, Universal is not going to implement a reservation system. Capacity will be limited, but you will not be able to grab a spot ahead of time. The number for capacity has not been released. If capacity is reached guests could be turned away.

Face masks or coverings will be required by all guests, including on the rides. If you don’t have a face mask, they will be sold on property. It was originally announced that disposable masks would be handed out, free of charge. There is no word on whether or not that is still the case. The partial exception to the face covering rule is at Volcano Bay, which is a water park. Face coverings will still be required at Volcano Bay, but will not be allowed on the slides or in the pools.

Speaking of Volcano Bay, each attraction will run at a limited capacity. Multi-person raft rides will allow only one party per raft. Lounge chairs will be placed to allow for social distancing, but families will still be allowed to sit together.

Most rides and attractions at the parks will be open on June 5, although a few will stay closed. Guests will be required to use hand sanitizer before getting on each ride. It will be provided. Many of the attractions will use a Virtual Line. You will be able to reserve a Virtual Line spot the day of, and only once you are inside the park. Universal has not said which attractions will have Virtual Lines.

It is still not known when the hotels will reopen. The website says “we will share those details soon”.