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BREAKING NEWS! Universal Orlando Resort Proposes Reopening Date

Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and SeaWorld have been closed since March due to the current global health situation.


The state of Florida is currently in “Full Phase One” of reopening its economy. It’s within this phase that both Universal Orlando’s CityWalk and Disney Springs have started a phased reopening while the theme parks have remained closed until further notice. Today, however, in a meeting of the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force, Universal Orlando Resort has presented a plan for its reopening, including a proposed reopening date.

Universal Orlando Resort has proposed a reopening date of June 5th, 2020 to the general public. John Sprouls proposed a gradual capacity reopening for team members beginning June 1st and 2nd and to AP’s June 3rd and 4th. The proposed June 5th opening would be for the rest of the public.

Details about what a reopening would look like are being shared at this time and will be updating you with all the info — stay tuned! 

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The task force approved the proposal. Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings must sign off on Universal’s proposed plans before they will be presented to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Demings has said that he will need 24-48 hours to review the plans before submitting them to DeSantis.

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Walt Disney World and SeaWorld have not yet presented reopening plans to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force. Amanda Dukes, a reporter at WESH TV, NBC Orlando, said that Disney World is “not submitting a plan to the Orange County Economic Recover Taskforce yet and does not have a date to do so.” When they do, they will be required to submit a proposed reopening date within their plans.

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We will continue to keep you posted on this story as it develops. For more information about the current status of Disney Resorts and destinations around the world, you can click here or visit any of the links below.

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