Universal Studios Hollywood in California announced that it would be reopening its theme park next month on April 16 after being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Fans will notice a few things that are different when they travel back to Universal for the first time in 2021. The park said that while most rides will be operational, some rides and attractions are set to reopen at a later date in order to comply with government restrictions. Speaking of which, Universal Studios Hollywood will also be implementing new health and safety protocols including reduced capacity, required face coverings, physical distancing, and temperature checks. Only California residents will be able to come to the parks, which is in line with the state’s health guidelines.
But it’s not just updated guidelines that will be different: There are also tons of new things to see at the park as well, such as the all-new “The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash!” ride and updated “Jurassic World—The Ride,” which features the new dinosaur, Indominus rex.
“We are incredibly thrilled to finally be able to open Universal Studios Hollywood, return team members to work and welcome guests back to enjoy our amazing rides,” President & COO, Universal Studios Hollywood Karen Irwin said in a release: “It has been a very challenging year and we are overjoyed to have arrived at this moment.”
Tickets can be purchased online starting next Thursday, April 8. Guests with unredeemed tickets purchased prior to April 8, 2021, will need to make an advance reservation at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com and select their visit dates. While the park will officially open on the 16, Annual and Season Pass Members will be able to attend a park preview on Thursday, April 15. They’ll also be treated to a series of complimentary Bonus Days on certain days from Thursday, April 15 through Sunday, May 16.
Travel Update : Please note that there could be travel restrictions because of the ongoing pandemic. Before travelling, please always check the latest government advice about COVID-19 travel restrictions in your destination.
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