And believe it or not, the crowds haven’t been too bad today! We’re not sure what sort of wizardry is at work, but we’ll take all the extra elbow room we can get in Hogsmeade right about now!
We know you guys have a lot of questions about the Universal Studios theme parks grand reopening today!
Today is the official public reopening of Universal Orlando’s theme parks and, of course, we’re there to check it out!
We attended one of the Annual Passholder early access days this week and getting into the park was relatively simple. But on this first day open to the general public, one particular aspect of getting into the parks has been a little bit crazy so far!
A few days ago we reported LIVE from the Universal Orlando’s Annual Passholder preview.
Today, the park has officially reopened to the general public and we’re back to see how crowds look and to see if Universal has implemented new procedures and worked out a few of the kinks we saw at the Annual Passholder preview.
While we’re all about dishing up Disney news, we recently went to Universal Studios to do a little theme park reopening recon!
And while we don’t know exactly what Disney World’s theme parks will be like when Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopen on July 11th followed by Epcot and Hollywood Studios on July 15th, we do have a better idea of you can expect!
We spent yesterday at Universal Orlando attending a special Annual Passholder preview!
And while we had some idea what to expect based on the new health and safety measures we’d already experienced when several CityWalk stores and restaurants began to reopen on May 14th, we knew our first time back to an ACTUAL theme park was probably going to look and feel A LOT more different!
We’ve been at Universal Studios today for an Annual Passhholder preview exploring all the sounds, sights, and smells of the newly reopened theme parks!
Yes, believe it or not, you can still smell the delicious aroma of theme park food, even while wearing a face covering! But while Universal Studios has pushed for more guests to use the mobile food ordering process at many of its restaurants, the app seemed to struggle a bit today.
We’re reporting LIVE from the Annual Passholder preview in Universal Studios today to see how a theme park operates with all of the new health and safety features that have been put into place.
While we were here, we learned that Universal has debuted URest Areas (similar to the “relaxation zones” Disney World mentioned in their reopening proposal).
Well, today Universal has officially reopened to Annual Passholders and we’re reporting LIVE to see how some of the new health and safety regulations will work in a theme park!
With theme parks beginning to reopen in Florida, California doesn’t seem to be in the same boat just yet.
Universal Orlando is opening later this week but the same cannot be said for Universal Studios Hollywood. The west coast theme park has yet to receive government approval of reopening, but executives are hoping that it can be sooner rather than later.