Yesterday, Universal Orlando presented its reopening plans to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, which included new social distancing measures taking place at the theme parks. Here is a first look at what some of these precautions will look like.
In these new images from Twitter user @Bioreconstruct, we see aerial views of Hogsmeade – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal’s Islands of Adventure with new social distancing stickers placed on the ground outside of a few of the magical land’s popular attractions.
In this first image, we see the area in front of the Hogsmeade stage with several stickers marked on the ground for park guests to stand six feet apart while enjoying The Triwizard Spirit Rally and the Frog Choir show.
Aerial view of Muggle social distancing markers for carts (Butterbeer at right) in Hogsmeade. pic.twitter.com/1FTg0hqh24
— bioreconstruct (@bioreconstruct) May 22, 2020
In the second image, we see what appears to be a social distanced line in front of a Butterbeer cart with markers similar to those found in the image above.
We first saw these stickers at the reopening of Universal’s CityWalk entertainment complex last week. The stickers can be found at the entrance to the temperature check lines and in select areas throughout CityWalk, more commonly where there are lines.
These social distancing markers are only one of several new precautions that will be implemented by the Universal Orlando Resort upon its reopening, which could be as soon as June 3 (Select invited guests and select Annual Passholders only) or June 5 (general public).
New precautionary measures to be implemented at Universal Orlando include the following:
- Universal Team Members performing self-temperature checks every day prior to arriving at the resort and again upon arrival
- Universal will provide a free, disposable mask for guests if they do not bring their own
- Social distancing in queue lines, merchandise stores, food outlets, and more
- Keeping a safe attendance maximum that Universal will manage
- Reduce and/or eliminate mist elements from attractions
- Implementation of virtual lines
- Eliminating single rider lines
- Elimination of post-show meet and greets
- Restaurant menus will have single use menus (paper). Once the guest is done with the menu, they will be disposed
- Touchless ordering of food and contactless payments will be encouraged (Minimization of cash use)
- Temperature checks and face coverings required for team members
- Ambassadors scattered throughout the park to help encourage sanitization, hand washing, and social distancing measures
What are your thoughts on these new precautionary measures to be implemented at Universal Orlando? Let us know in the comments!