Last week it was the Universal Orlando Resort, and this week it’s the SeaWorld parks — Sea World, Aquatica and Discovery Cove — that re-open this week after a nearly three-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
If you want to experience the SeaWorld opening starting Thursday, it will look a lot like Universal did last week, with employees and guests required to wear a face covering and subject to temperature screenings, increased cleaning and sanitation, plexi-glass in high-traffic or close-contact areas, and signage throughout the parks to maintain six-foot physical distancing.
But a major difference that SeaWorld park guests will be required to make a reservation prior to visiting, in order to to manage park capacity and maintain physical distancing. Once receiving a reservation confirmation via email, guests must bring that confirmation along with the single-day ticket, Fun Card, or Annual Pass to enter the park.
That system opens today (Monday, June 8) at 10 a.m. To book reservations go to these sites:
Guests do not need to use this system if they’ve already purchased a date-specific single-day ticket.
At Aquatica and Discovery Cove, guests will need masks at the park entrance, retail areas, food and beverage areas and other designated areas, but not in the water, where they’re actually prohibited.
SeaWorld will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily in June, and closed Tuesdays and Thursdays except for re-opening day on June 11. Aquatica will be open 10 to 5 p.m. in June and closed Mondays and Wednesdays. Arrival times for Discovery Cove vary depending on the number of add-on experiences scheduled.