Universal Studios Theme Parks to Remain Closed Through End of May

Hollywood location was closed on March 14

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Universal Studios is extending the closure of its theme park at least until May 31, the park announced on Thursday.

Universal Studios in Hollywood closed its doors on March 14 at the onset of the coronavirus outbreak in America, and it was originally targeting a reopening date of March 28.

Employees will remain paid up until April 19. The full statement can be found below:

“We know Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted many parts of your life – including your travel and vacation plans and we will be eager to welcome you back to our theme parks and destinations when the time comes. For now, we must make the health and safety of our guests and team members our top priority and we will continue to take guidance from health agencies and government officials.

This means we are extending the closure of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood through at least May 31. This includes our theme parks and Universal CityWalk at both destinations. The Universal Orlando Resort hotels have also temporarily suspended operations through this time period.

We have created flexible programs for guests who have purchased tickets with us.”

Disney recently announced that Disney World and Disneyland resorts would also extend its closure indefinitely and that staff there would also be paid through April 19.

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