Universal CityWalk Partially Reopens With New Health Measures

After remaining closed since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Universal CityWalk reopened for the first time Wednesday.

Although the Universal Studios theme park remains closed, several eateries in CityWalk reopened, including Voodoo Doughnut, Johnny Rockets, Blaze Pizza, Starbucks, Crepe Café, Pizza Hut & KFC, Taco Bell and Buca di Beppo.

Retailers like Shoe Palace, Skechers and Guess also reopened.

CityWalk will have a number of new health and safety measures in place, including temperature checks, required masks and capacity limits.

Guests will be screened at a single point of entry, where they will have their temperature taken. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4° or higher will be denied entrance.

Face coverings will also be mandatory for visitors, and can be bought at CityWalk. Those eating in designated areas are exempt from the requirement.

Additionally, all venues will have limited occupancy so that physical distancing of 6 feet can be maintained. Floor markers will be placed in some areas to ensure separation between people in separate households.

CityWalk will be open from 12 to 8 p.m. daily, but the operating hours of each venue may vary.

Self-parking, which had increased to up to $28 for the general option prior to the closure is, free, at least during the initial reopening period. Valet parking is not being offered.

Photo credit: Marti Sotto on Unsplash

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