Universal Orlando's CityWalk Reopens Today — Here Are the Health and Safety Precautions in Place
CityWalk at Universal Orlando begins its partial reopening today, after closing in March due to the the COVID-19 pandemic. Select dining and shopping venues at the entertainment complex will open to guests daily from 4 to 10 p.m., with new sanitation measures and safety procedures in place.
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Visiting guests and CityWalk employees must wear face coverings and have their temperature checked upon arrival — guests with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will not be admitted. Universal Orlando is encouraging guests to follow CDC guidelines and wash their hands often, maintain at least six feet of social distance (or follow social distancing markers when present), and avoid contact with people who are sick.
In addition to these new measures, CityWalk is continuously cleaning high-touch areas, tables, and chairs as well as offering cashless payments.
Open dining locations include Auntie Anne's Pretzels, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market (open from 4 to 9 p.m.), Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville (with online reservations), Red Oven Pizza Bakery, and Voodoo Doughnut. Open shopping venues include Hart & Huntington Tattoo Company (for retail only) and the Universal Studios Store, among others.
Hollywood Drive-in Golf, which offers two themed, interactive mini-golf courses, is also opening.
Self-parking is free, but valet is not currently offered for guests visiting CityWalk. There are a number of limited-time discounts currently available to annual pass holders, too.
Universal Orlando does not yet have a reopening date set for its theme parks, hotels, or water park, and it's currently closed through May 31, according to the website. Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk Hollywood are also still closed.
Walt Disney World recently announced that its shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, Disney Springs, will reopen on May 20. Meanwhile, Disneyland Shanghai reopened this week on May 11, making it the first Disney theme park to welcome visitors since the coronavirus pandemic caused every international Disney park to close in March.