Your summer vacation plans may involve going to a Disney resort or another theme park after all. Disney World, Six Flags, and Universal Orlando have announced plans to reopen as early as the first week of June. And while gates will be open, guests will be expected to follow certain coronavirus prevention guidelines, including mandatory face masks.
Here’s what you need to know about theme parks reopening this summer:
Disney’s Florida theme parks have been closed since March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to the senior vice president of operations for Disney World, the park will have a phased reopening, starting with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom opening on July 11. Epcot and Hollywood Studios will reopen on July 15.
To manage the park’s capacity, guests with existing tickets and Annual Passholders will get access first, and new ticket sales will temporarily be paused. Everyone will need to use Disney’s new online reservation system (yet to be released) to make a reservation as well.
Disney World guests will be required to wear face masks and undergo temperature checks.
As part of Disney World’s reopening strategy, all visitors over the age of 3 and park employees will have to wear face masks. Disney World will be strictly enforcing this, providing masks to visitors who don’t bring their own. In addition to wearing masks, all guests have to make reservations for park entry in advance.
There will also be limited park capacity, social distancing rules, and not all attractions will reopen right away.
Universal Orlando Resort will reopen on June 5.
All four of Universal Orlando Resort parks will start to reopen on June 5, including: Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay, and Universal CityWalk Orlando.
Universal Orlando is requiring face masks and temperature checks for all guests and employees.
Temperature checks will be required as soon as guests arrive at the park, and anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher won’t be admitted. Universal is also implementing social distancing measures with floor markings and providing hand sanitizer stations at attractions. If you don’t have a face mask, you can buy one prior to entering the park.
Six Flags Frontier City in Oklahoma City will reopen on June 5.
Six Flags theme parks have plans to reopen their first park on June 5. While there are several Six Flags parks across the country, Frontier City is the first one with plans to reopen this summer for members and season pass holders. The park will gradually allow more visitors after June 7. COVID-19 state restrictions vary by state, and Oklahoma’s involved reopening businesses on May 1.
Six Flags visitors must make reservations and wear face masks.
Along with in-park social distancing measures, Six Flags will manage attendance using an online reservation system that will help them stagger the number of guest entries and arrival times. There will also be a contactless thermal imaging system for temperature checks.
All Six Flags employees and guests over age 2 will also be required to wear face masks. If you don’t bring your own mask, Six Flags will offer some for purchase at the gate.
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