It appears that Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort is planning at least a partial reopening to guests next week.
UPDATE – 05/12/20: Universal Orlando has officially announced that CityWalk will reopen with limited operations on Thursday, May 14. Guests and team members will be required to wear masks and undergo temperature screenings before entering the property. Learn more here.
UPDATE – 05/11/20: Universal Orlando decided not to open any part of CityWalk on May 11, 2020. We will update and post a new story once an opening date is known. Disney Springs has announced a limited opening on May 20, 2020.
This news comes after team members working at the CityWalk Starbucks, which is owned by Universal, were told that the location was planning to open next week. The waitstaff at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville were also told that all Orlando CityWalk restaurants are planning to re-open on May 11.
We’ve reached out to Universal about this possible reopening date, but they haven’t yet responded.
On the other side of the theme park universe at Walt Disney World, there is still no word on when Disney Springs will reopen to guests. We also reached out to Disney for info on an opening date, but they have not responded.
Stay tuned for more updates on theme park re-openings as they are announced.