Universal Orlando Resort’s shopping and dining destination,
CityWalk, will partially reopen on May 14. CityWalk, like the rest of the resort,
has been closed since mid-March.
CityWalk will be open daily from 4-10 p.m. but Universal
said operating hours are subject to change.
Food locations that will be open are Red Oven Pizza Bakery,
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
(outside seating and Lone Palm area only), Voodoo Doughnut and Auntie Anne’s.
They will have limited menus and seating.
The Universal Studios Store, Hart & Huntington Tattoo
Company’s retail shop, some merchandise carts and Hollywood Drive-In Golf will
also be open.
Universal has taken some precautionary measures for its
reopening. Employees will be subject to temperature screening. They will wear
Guests, too, will undergo temperature checks. Only those
with temperatures under 100.4 degrees will be able to enter. Guests will also
have to wear face coverings (they will be available for purchase).
Venues will have limited capacities to aid in social
distancing. Chairs and tables will be cleaned and disinfected after each
High-touch surfaces will undergo frequent cleaning and
Self-parking will be complimentary. Cashless payments will
be available at all venues.
Universal said its hotels and theme parks remain closed
through at least May 31.
The CityWalk announcement follows news that Disney’s
shopping and dining area, Disney Springs, will begin a phased reopening on May