In a move that's somehow both shocking and not, Universal Studios Florida asked to be able to reopen to the public by June 5, during today's Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting.
Fox35 reporter Holly Bristow announced the bombshell on her Twitter account, and while it was expected that Universal would present an reopening plan today, the fast-approaching target date still drew a metaphorical gasp or two.Perhaps buoyed by the reopening of CityWalk nearly a week ago, Executive VP of Universal Parks & Resorts John Sprouls presented the reopening plan to the Task Force, according to Spectrum News 13. In the plan, the park would first reopen to employees for testing and in-house training on June 1, then on June 3 to invited guests and select passholders, and then the general public the June 5 at a reduced guest capacity.
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