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CityWalk reopens this week at Universal Orlando Resort

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Universal Orlando Resort is partially reopening this week amid the coronavirus pandemic, welcoming guests to the CityWalk shopping centre from May 14.

CityWalk will be open from 4pm to 10pm daily. Visitors will be able to park for free and will be required to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guests must wear face masks in order to visit CityWalk, and there will be temperature checks upon entry. Universal also asks that visitors follow the social distancing markers and signage.

Some shops will be open, including the Universal Studios Store and several merchandise carts. Hollywood Drive-In Golf will also reopen.

Safety measures and social distancing at CityWalk

Restaurants available include Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Red Oven Pizza Bakery and Voodoo Doughnut.

These will all have limited menus and limited seating, but cashless payments will be available at all venues at CityWalk. Blue Man Group, all nightclubs and Universal Cinemark will remain closed.

CityWalk employees will also undergo temperature checks and will wear face masks. CityWalk will be cleaned throughout opening, with all tables, chairs and high-touch surfaces disinfected.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed,” said Universal Orlando. “Additional venues may be added over time, and hours of operation are subject to change.”

Restaurants and some shops will reopen at CityWalk

Universal extends closure at all four theme parks as coronavirus continues to affect American attractions
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Comcast recently released its results for Q1 2020, also announcing updates on its Universal theme park projects, including Epic Universe, Super Nintendo World Japan and Universal Beijing.

Construction on Epic Universe has been paused, but work on the final stages of Super Nintendo World Japan continues. However, it is expected to be delayed by a few months.

Construction on Universal Beijing has started again, with more than 15,000 workers back. The company expects Universal Beijing to open on time and on budget in 2021.

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A journalist specialising in entertainment and attractions, Bea loves theme parks (mainly Disney) and is particularly interested in things of a gothic, horror or fantasy nature.

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