Universal Orlando Resort released a statement today that some of their attractions would be closing temporarily. Read on for details.
One day after the Universal/Comcast second quarter earnings call revealed some bleak numbers in regards to theme park earnings, Universal Orlando has announced they will close some of their less popular attractions.
Starting on August 9, 2020 the following rides and shows will officially be shuttered a: A Day in the Park with Barney, Fast & Furious: Supercharged, Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ hurl, Fear Factor Live, Poseidon’s Fury and Storm Force Acceleration.
At least Fear Factor Live had not yet reopened to guests at the time of the announcement. Universal’s statement indicated that team members working these attractions will be relocated to other areas of the park.
Finally, for the third time Universal has clarified their mask policy. Effective August 3, Neck Gaiters WILL be permitted so long as they cover the nose and mouth.
Previously, Universal had required face coverings to have at least two layers, effectively banning neck gaiters which usually are single layer. Now “two layers” are suggested but not required.
Universal Orlando and Disney have some key differences in terms of mask requirements, specifically as it pertains to guests with disabilities. Universal allows some guests with certain disabilities to opt for a “face shield” rather than a cloth mask.
Disney does not make any exceptions to their face covering policy.
-Rebecca W Davis