During the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force meeting on May 27th Marc Swanson, interim CEO of SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment unveiled their plan for reopening their parks in Orlando.
Let’s not waste any more time…on to the slides!!!!
SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, and Discovery Cove’s Reopening Proposal
SeaWorld will be holding an Employee Appreciation night on June 10 and will be reopening to the general public on June 11th with new procedures and protocols to ensure guest and team member safety.
SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment are putting forth a comprehensive plan to enhance all aspects of park operations.
Before entering the park:
- New signage and floor markings will be in place to communicate expectations and enhancements
- Guest will be required to wear a face mask
- Temperature screenings will be conducted prior to ticketing, and any guest with a temperature over 100.4 will not be admitted to the park
When entering the park, SeaWorld is implementing a number of new policies to increase safety by promoting physical distancing and sanitation.
- Enhanced Cleaning protocols for arrival areas, attractions, restaurants, and retail shops
- Increased space at turnstiles to accommodate physical distancing
- Reduction of contact during ticketing by removing the fingerprint requirement to enter the turnstiles.
When it’s time to eat, you will notice a number of changes to restaurants and food offerings.
- Increased access to touchless payment technology
- Restaurants will have seating layouts modified to accommodate physical distancing
- Tables and chairs will be sanitized regularly
- Disposable paper menus will replace traditional menus
- Buffets will be modified or closed
- Additional prepackaged “Grab and Go” items will be made available
Additional enhancements will be made to retail shops to reduce guest interactions and increase safety.
- New signage will be in place to designate entrance and exits to ensure a clear flow of traffic.
- Queues will have floor markings for physical distancing
- Restocking will be done after hours to reduce employee numbers in the shops when guests are present
- Additional availability of touchless payment technology
Animal viewing areas and interactions will still be available but will be working with limited capacity or limited hours.
- Animal viewing areas will remain open with limited capacity
- Selected tours and interactions will be restricted to one party at a time
- Only tours that can accommodate physical distancing will operate
SeaWorld’s water parks, Aquatica and Discovery Cove, will reopen to guests along with their other parks.
Increased cleaning and sanitation standards, limited guest capacity, and physical distancing measures are being put in place to ensure CDC recommendations for safety are fulfilled.
We will be updating you once the proposal has been approved and more details are announced.
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Check out our other posts on the other theme park reopening announcements!