The full Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force met today to discuss and review plans submitted by several smaller Orlando attractions, including Gatorland and Fun Spot. It was at this meeting today that we also learned of Universal Orlando’s proposed soft preview reopening of June 1 for team members, with a public reopening on June 5.
But many smaller attractions are looking to open sooner than that, with some attractions hoping to welcome back guests within the coming days.
In addition to a proposed reopening date, all of these attractions were required to submit plans of keeping their employees and customers safe, similar to the plan proposed by Universal Orlando. In all, there were 12 smaller attractions with proposed reopening dates, which are noted in parenthesis:
Any attraction with a proposed reopening date that has already passed, like Nona Adventure Park, would need to re-submit their plans with an adjusted proposed reopening date that is in the future. Once these plans are signed off by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, they will then be passed on to Governor Ron DeSantis for his approval.
DeSantis is already receiving plans at his desk to give the green light for amusement parks to reopen, including Legoland, which has already received local approval to reopen on June 1.
Committee members participated in on-site visits this morning at all of the smaller attractions and have confidence that most can reopen safely and meet their proposed guidelines. At the end of the Task Force Meeting, Demings said that he will likely pass these plans on to DeSantis today, May 21.
Do you live in the Orlando area and are planning on visiting any of these smaller attractions in the coming weeks? Let us know in the comments.