Due to the pandemic, there are fewer people visiting the theme parks. So they are using new strategies and safety measures to attract back customers.
Theme parks are adding new mask rules, scaling back hours. And changing ticketing systems to attract the customers amid the pandemic.
Safety Measures at Theme Parks
Universal Orlando reopened in June after closing in March. However, it has implemented a number of health and safety measures. Such as face coverings are mandatory for employees and guests, a limited number of people allowed in the theme park. Moreover, there are strict rules to follow social distancing.
However, the latest updates from the Florida theme park resort include the temporary closure of two hotels. Reduced operations for Universal’s Volcano Bay water park, and new ticket prices.
Recently Universal Orlando introduced new ticket pricing, in which the ticket price is set by the date of your visit. However, this means that the prices of tickets will be high on peak days. And less pricey when fewer people plan to visit.
In September, the price for a one-day, one-park ticket ranges from $109 on a Tuesday to $130 on a Saturday, according to the website. Disney World already uses this price model at its theme parks.
Hotels and Resorts Closed
Universal Orlando also recently announced that Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel temporarily suspended operations as of August 21.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort, Dockside Inn and Suites are also temporarily closed. Leaving the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites as the only open hotels at Universal Orlando.
However, Universal will keep its Volcano Bay – a tropical-themed water park closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting from September 8. It is mentioned on the Universal Orlando website calendar.
There is also some good news. Both Disney World and Universal Orlando are offering great deals on tickets for Florida residents. Guests who purchase a one-day, two-park ticket for Universal Orlando can visit every day for free through December 24.
To minimize public interactions Universal Orlando Resort is letting people buy tickets, food, and drinks on their Smartphones through using the resort’s App. Consequently, this will also reduce the chances of people touching different surfaces again and again.
Moreover, people can reserve ride times with the app.
Changes at the Park
However, as the park reopened people experienced a lot of changes from having a ride to watching the performances.
People performing on the stage had their faces covered with masks. In a group performance, all the performers were keeping distance. Similarly, audiences were well away from the staging areas.
However, the popular Incredible Hulk roller coaster was half full at a time to maintain social distancing during the exciting ride.
Many people thought it was a great time to visit the park as it was reopening after March. There was less crowd due to which the visitors felt safe and enjoy to the fullest.