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BREAKING: Universal Studios is Extending Temporary Closure

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Universal Studios Shares Potential Changes that will Take Place when it Reopens

Universal Studios has announced they are extending its temporary closure. Full details including the new reopening date are outlined below.

The Orlando theme park has just announced it will remain closed. Originally scheduled to reopen on April 1, it will now open at a later time. Read the statement below:

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We know Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted many parts of your life – including your travel and vacation plans and we will be eager to welcome you back to our theme parks and destinations when the time comes. For now, we must make the health and safety of our guests and team members our top priority and we will continue to take guidance from health agencies and government officials.

This means we are extending the closure of Universal Orlando Resort through April 19. This includes our theme parks and Universal CityWalk. The Universal Orlando Resort hotels have also temporarily suspended operations.

We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed. You can continue to check here for updates.

Please stay safe and take care of yourself and your family.

Universal Orlando Resort will reopen on April 19. Also, note they will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments. This means the closure could extend past April 19.

Universal has outlined refund policies.

Can I get a refund?
Unexpired single-day tickets that have already been purchased will be valid on any day for 365 days from the purchase date. Unexpired multi-day tickets that have already been purchased will also be valid for first use on any day from 365 days from purchase – but, as always, must be used within seven days of first use. If you cannot travel during this time, you can apply the value of a wholly unused ticket toward a new purchase.

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Picture from Universal Official Website featuring the Honu with the Volcano in the background.

Hotel and Package Bookings
Universal Orlando’s hotels will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20. Guests can modify or cancel room or package reservations held during our park closure period with no penalty or fee.

What if I make a booking while you are closed?
Ticket purchases, hotel reservations and packages purchased between March 4 and May 1 qualify for our Stress-Free booking policy, which means they may be modified or canceled with no fee at least 24 hours prior to arrival. For details, click here.

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What about Annual Passes?
Annual passes will be extended by the number of days our theme parks are closed. Existing benefits and restrictions will continue to apply.

What do you make of this extension? Do you think Disney will follow behind? Share your thoughts with us on facebook.

-Monica




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