We have great news for theme park fans! On June 11, SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove Parks in Orlando are set to reopen. All three parks have been closed since March 16 due to Coronavirus but have been approved by the State of Florida for reopening with increased health and safety protocols in place.
“Over the past two months, we have worked with state and local health officials, third party medical and epidemiology experts, and attraction industry leaders to enhance our strict health, safety, and cleanliness standards. We are committed to the health and safety of our guests, employees, and animals in our care, and will continue to follow the guidance of health officials as conditions evolve,” said Marc Swanson, interim CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.
Across the three parks there will be enhanced cleaning and sanitizing, temperature screenings for guests and staff, and physical distancing protocols. Face coverings will be required for employees and guests of 2 years of age or older, although they are not required whilst eating, drinking or in designated relaxation areas. Face coverings will also not be required in the water attractions at Aquatica or Discovery Cove. Certain components of parades, meet-and-greets and animal encounters will be modified or removed if physical distancing cannot be ensured. Make sure you visit the SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove websites for more detail on their health and safety protocols.
In order to maintain physical distancing, there will be a limited capacity within the parks. Guests will be required to make an advance online reservation in order to guarantee admission. If you are missing the theme parks, make sure you get your reservations (which will be available starting 10 a.m. ET on June 8) at the SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove websites.