SeaWorld interim CEO Marc Swanson told Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to a hospitality industry roundtable in Orlando Wednesday that he hopes to reopen the aquatic park sometime in June.
Swanson, who was invited to speak with the vice president and Gov. Ron DeSantis, said he submitted plans to reopen, according to the governor’s request to all theme parks. Swanson also said, upon approval, SeaWorld will need two to four weeks to be ready for an opening next month.
As part of DeSantis’ phased plan to re-open the state’s economy, DeSantis said theme parks must make formal requests to open that include support from its local leaders.
Though theme park executives are required to include a reopening date when they pitch, Swanson did not mention his target date.
Among the other parks, Universal Studios, which opened portions of CityWalk last week, is expected to present reopening plans to the Orange County Economic Recovery Full Task Force when it meets Thursday, according to county officials. A list of other small attractions are expected to present, including Fun Spot and Gatorland.