Los Angeles County will be entering tier 3 — the orange tier — of Governor Newsom’s reopening plan. As COVID-19 cases continue to decrease and vaccinations become more widely distributed, L.A. County, which is home to Universal Studios Hollywood, will move into tier 3 on Wednesday, March 31.
Because the county will move into a higher tier before Universal Hollywood reopens to the public on April 16, how will these changes affect the capacity levels and other operations? Here is everything we know so far.
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Capacity at Universal Studios Hollywood
When in tier 2, the theme parks were allowed to reopen at a 15% capacity; however, now that L.A. County will move to tier 3, Universal Studios can now reopen at a 25% capacity (as long as the county does not take steps backward and ends up back in tier 2 by then).
At this time, Universal Studios Hollywood has not announced if they will be operating at a 25% capacity limit when they reopen next month, but Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information.
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Another major change that we want to make note of is that those theme parks in counties in tier 2 are not allowed to offer indoor dining. But if the county in which the theme park is located is in tier 3, the theme park is allowed to offer indoor dining at 25% capacity.
At this time, Universal Hollywood has not announced if they will offer indoor dining when they reopen next month, nor has the theme park announced exactly which dining locations will be open when the parks reopen, but Inside the Magic will continue to update you as we get information.
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Other Health and Safety Protocols Guests Can Expect
As previously discussed, Guests planning to visit Universal Studios Hollywood when they reopen to the public will see extra safety and health protocols put into place, such as face masks and social distancing. The Team Members are continuously working to help ensure that Guests can safe when visiting the theme park. Click here to read all about the theme park reopening guidelines for California. You can read Universal’s official health and safety guidelines before your visit here.
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