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Universal Orlando eyes June 5 reopening date to the public, report says

Universal Orlando Resort to stay closed through April 19 due to coronavirus pandemic
Posted at 3:10 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 00:20:55-04

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Just days after reopening the CityWalk, Universal Orlando Resort is hoping to reopen its theme parks next month.

According to ABC-affiliate station WFTV, Universal Orlando Resort is eyeing June 5 as the date to reopen its park to the public. The announcement comes as Florida is currently in Full Phase 1 of Governor Ron DeSantis' plan to reopen Florida.

With Full Phase 1, theme parks are allowed to submit their reopening plans to state officials. On Thursday afternoon, the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force approved Universal Orlando Resort's reopening plan, WFTV reports. Now, the approved plan goes to Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings' desk for him to endorse before it heads to Gov. DeSantis' desk, WFTV reports.

As of Thursday, Universal Orlando Resort's theme parks and hotels are expected remain closed through at least May 31, according to its website.

The state must first approve Universal Orlando Resort's reopening plans before allowing Universal to officially reopen on Friday, June 5.

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