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Now that CityWalk at Universal Orlando has reopened, they are implementing new safety measures — including required temperature checks.
While the Universal theme parks still remain closed, CityWalk at Universal Orlando has reopened today with limited hours, limited offerings, and new health and safety measures. One of the safety measures they have implemented is required temperature checks for both employees and guests. Here was our team’s experience with the CityWalk temperature check screening!
As of May 14th, select venues at CityWalk at Universal Orlando will be open from 4PM-10PM. In order to reopen safely, a number of new health measures have been implemented including required face coverings for guests and employees, limited seating, social distancing, and temperature checks for both guests and employees. Those with a fever above 100.4 will not be allowed to enter CityWalk.
Today, our team visited CityWalk on reopening day to get a feel for the new procedures. Let’s take a look at their experience with the temperature check process!
When we arrived at CityWalk today, the very first thing we had to do on our way from the parking lot to the complex was to go through a temperature check. Security Cast Members taking temperatures wore gloves, masks, and face shields.
When it comes to getting your temps checked, you’ll walk up to the employees, and they’ll aim a no-contact forehead thermometer at your head (hats off for this!). As long as your temperature is below 100.4 degrees, you’ll be free to enter Universal CityWalk. Overall, we were actually impressed by the simplicity of the process. Employees were very friendly and helped us feel comfortable with the new procedures.
After your temperature is checked you’re good to move on to bag check. Employees are sanitizing the bins that are used to store guests’ items during the bag check.
We also noticed hand-sanitizer locations before and after the temperature check stop.
Honestly, the experience reminded us of when we have to get scanned by a metal detector at security. It wasn’t super disruptive to our entrance as it only slows you down a little bit. Share your experiences and thoughts on this new process with us!
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Do you know someone who visited CityWalk when it reopened today? Share your experiences with us in the comments!
Susan Smith says
Nah I’m good. Not sure how long all of these extra procedures will go on but it looks miserable… and if it’s not miserable now it definitely will be when parks are allowed to do full or even 50-75% capacity, it’s hot, and people are trying to lug kids, strollers and wear face masks. If this is the theme park world from here on out I’ll just enjoy my memories from Disney in the past. However I think people are going to realize over time that this extra hullabaloo doesn’t really make a notable difference in the spread of the virus and we will eventually move on as a country and focus on our next fear/disaster.
Thanks for the update on what is happening. We have been to Disney going on almost 20 times and universal some but not really planning a trip anytime soon. We’ll wait till there are some real treatments of Covid and a vaccine before going. Its going to be a much different experience till then, so well remember the good memories of before.
Ditto Susan Smith. I feel exactly the same way. After the election we won’t hear anything about covid19. I’m not downplaying it at all and it’s a shame that so many people lost their lives. With that said over 80,000 people died in America last year from the the flu. Nope I’ll wait to go. Too much of a hastle.
Sherry L Johnson says
Were face masks required for toddlers? (I know the sign said “everyone,” but I can’t imagine trying to keep a face mask on a toddler.)
Barbara A Richards says
E I E I …. NO.
Carey Anglemyer says
I throughly enjoyed your reporting on the NEW Universal City Walk procedures. I’m ALL for what Universal( and hopefully what Disney will do too) has done. Thank you. Life goes on.
Does a hot flash make your temperature actually rise? Asking for a friend…
I don’t think so.
Jeff Allen says
Given the difficulty in convincing kids to leave masks on, you probably won’t see many in the Parks for the first phases of reopening.
Rachel Wilson says
Thanks for the coverage, I was wondering how this would work. Seems like an easy process. I’m glad the security guards were making guests feel comfortable. I’m still nervous to go out to something like this, but I’m happy they’re taking it seriously.