Though we'll have to wait until May 20th for parts of Disney Springs to open, it looks like Universal Orlando Resort will be kicking things off early, and have announced that select CityWalk venues, including those owned and operated by Universal will open on a limited basis beginning May 14th, including 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 and select merchandise carts as well as Hollywood Drive-In Golf.

However, if you are planning on visiting any of these locations, there are a few things you should know before heading out:

1. Masks will be required for all Team Members and guests

In order to visit Universal CityWalk, all guests must wear a mask during their entire visit to the theme park (except when dining). If a guest does not have a face covering, Universal has said that they will provide a complimentary disposable one for use during their visit, and will also have face coverings available for purchase.

In addition, all working Team Members will also be wearing facemasks as well in an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible during their visit to the shopping and entertainment district. 

2. Temperature checks will be required at the entrance

Image: Universal

In addition to the mask-wearing requirement, Universal has said that temperature checks for all visiting guests will be required upon arrival. Any guest with a temperature reading of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be admitted to Universal CityWalk. Likewise, all Team Members will also undergo temperature checks and those with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be permitted to work.



Why is it I open an article to read about Universal Studios and in the first sentence you talk about what’s going on at Disney which I don’t care about. If I wanted to know about Disney I would open and read an article about Disney. Can y’all stop doing that please.

Hi Wendy, this article mentions Disney in the first half of the first sentence then the remainder of the article is about Universal. Thanks for reading.

Good. I hope Universal fails miserably... which they will. It's almost like this website is pushing face masks... so excited over a theme park requiring them. Mark my words... and you can thank me later... any theme park in the United States requiring face masks will fail. You might not know it, because they'll hide it, but when attendance drops after the initial phase and the parks are asking for money, you'll know why.

Facemasks in the summer in Central Florida. You would think the people making the decisions would have more common sense.

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