Universal Orlando has announced that it will open some parts of CityWalk on Thursday, its shopping and entertainment district adjacent to its theme parks, which have been closed since March 16.
Masks and temperature checks will be required of all guests and staff, Universal said on its website Tuesday. Select CityWalk venues will open between 4 and 10 p.m. daily. But its nightclubs, the Blue Man Group and Universal Cinemark, will remain closed for now.
The open venues will include:
- Auntie Anne’s Pretzels
- Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market
- Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville (outside seating and Lone Palm area only)
- Red Oven Pizza Bakery
- Voodoo Doughnut
- Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company (retail only)
- Universal Studios Store
- Select merchandise carts as well as Hollywood Drive-In Golf.
Self-parking will be free. Valet parking will not be available.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed," Universal Orlando said in a statement. "Additional venues may be added over time, and hours of operation are subject to change.”
The reopening of CityWalk will require enhanced sanitization and additional measures, the company said. Those will include:
- Everyone, both guests and team members, must wear face coverings.
- Temperature checks are required upon arrival and guests with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be admitted. Team members will also undergo temperature checks and wear face coverings. Those with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be allowed to work.
- Practice social distancing and keep at least 6-feet away from other guests. Floor markings will be visible to promote social distancing. Capacity will also be limited at venues to help enforce social distancing.
- Cashless payments will be an option at all venues. Food and drink options at participating restaurants can be ordered via the Universal Orlando Resort app.
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