Select Universal CityWalk venues are opening to guests beginning this Thursday from 4–10 p.m. daily. Employees and guests are expected follow all recommended CDC guidelines.
Face masks or coverings will be required (for employees AND guests), as will temperature checks, and those higher than 100.4 will be turned away. Floor markings at six-foot intervals (with signage) will be used to promote social distancing. Self-parking will be complimentary; valet parking is not available at this time.
In addition to shopping at the Universal Studios Store, Airbrush, the retail portion of Hart & Huntington and select merchandise carts, some CityWalk eating spots like Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Bubba Gump Shrimp, Red Oven Pizza Bakery, Voodoo Donut and the outdoor and Lone Palm sections of Margaritaville will be open with a limited menu and limited seating capacity. Seating will be arranged so that guests can remove their face coverings while they eat.
Some venues will remain closed including Blue Man Group, all nightclubs, and the Universal Cinemark movie theater. Universal Orlando’s theme parks and hotels remain closed through at least May 31.
Staff will be continuously and thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all tables, chairs and high-touch surfaces, and cashless payments will be accepted at all venues.
Guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend, a Universal release said.
“People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19, and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit,” Universal said.
This announcement comes after Walt Disney World announced last week a partial opening of Disney Springs on May 20.