SeaWorld Announces Plans To Reopen Orlando Parks June 11

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment interim CEO Marc Swanson unveiled plans for reopening its Orlando theme parks to the public. The reopening proposal includes SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove, and Aquatica Orlando, with a scheduled date of June 11.

Like the other theme park operators, Disney World, and Universal Orlando, SeaWorld will conduct temperature checks on all employees and guests, as well as require everyone over the age of 2 to wear face coverings to enter the parks. There is no information if masks would be required on the rides, but last week, riders with masks were spotted testing the coasters at SeaWorld.

Employees will be separated from visitors by plexiglass to limit contact while scanning tickets. Contactless payments such as Apple Pay and Google Pay will be encouraged. Hand sanitizer dispensers will be available at the entrances and exits at attractions, restaurants, and shops. High-contact areas throughout the parks will be cleaned more frequently. Physical distancing markers will be placed in queues for attractions and at the restaurants, and guests will be required to maintain distance. Paper park maps will no longer be available, visitors will be able to access digital maps.

In addition, as part of the new protocols, animal interactions will also be modified and the number of visitors in the pools and rivers will be limited to maintain distancing. Guests on water rides will only be grouped with people in their party. All vehicles, rafts, tubes, and life vests will be sanitized more frequently. Similar steps will be made at restaurants with tables being rearranged for distancing.

According to CitySurfingOrlando.

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