It might not still feel like things are totally back to normal, but at least you’ll have more of a chance to ride your favorite attractions at your local theme park more than last year. That’s because there’s a new report that says Universal Studios Orlando is now operating at 100 percent capacity. The theme park was forced to close its doors back in March of 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic but opened in June of last year at a reduced capacity. The park is now ready to party like it’s 2019 all over again. Here’s what you need to know.
Universal Studios Orlando Opens Doors To 100 Percent Capacity
Just like Walt Disney World, Universal has done away with a lot of their strict Covid-19 protocols, including no more masks, no more temperature checks and no more social distancing. NBC Universal CEO Jeff Shell says that with more and more people getting vaccinated against the virus, it’s about time things started going back to the way things were before the pandemic hit.
“I’m very proud of how we’ve been able to keep ourselves open with that 11 million people, as of last month, kind of go through the parks. As we reopen, we haven’t had any outbreaks,” Shell said. This is an important number of visitors, because it does not include international guests.
While there are certainly more and more people leaving the comfort of their living room coaches for the thrills of Universal Studios, it’s been noted that the park has not been at capacity since spring break. But with the busy summer season just around the corner, that can change real soon. We’ll update you with all of the latest details as they come in.
Tell us, how you do feel about this? Are you planning any trips this summer? If so, will you be staying close to home, going on a cruise, or traveling internationally for the first time in a year? Drop us a line with your thoughts in our comments section below. Also, don’t forget to come back to The Go Family for all the latest updates on Covid-19 related travel news right here.