7. Slimmed down Halloween Horror Nights rumored to be coming next weekend
Rumors are currently swirling about some special entertainment offerings coming to Universal Studios Florida as part of a slimmed down, daytime version of Halloween Horror Nights experience, and recent extended hours (at least at Universal Studios Florida) could be evidence of that. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but signage consistent with that we see at Halloween Horror Nights have also made an appearance in the park, so we expect an official announcement sometime next week.
8. No more social distancing on rides at Universal Orlando Resort
Though Universal previously loaded parties with empty seats in between on attractions, the resort has ended this practice, saying on Twitter:
We have been planning toward this for months as part of the next step of our reopening procedures, and we are applying everything we have learned so far. We've briefed local health officials about our plans, and they have let us know they are comfortable with us moving forward.
9. SeaWorld phase closing certain areas of the park
Though SeaWorld is currently open seven days a week the park has been phase opening/closing certain areas, closing several attractions Dolphin Cove, Dolphin Theater, TurtleTrek, Manatee Rehabilitation, Journey to Atlantis, Kraken, Pacific Point, and Antarctica between noon and 2PM on weekdays. Weekends seem to be a little better with more attractions running, but it looks like guests who want to have a full day at SeaWorld on a weekday will need to arrive at the park early.