Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood Announces They Will Be Closed Through May 31st

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Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood have announced that they will be closed through May 31st. Of course this could change depending on how the Coronavirus situation progresses.

A small group of team members will be asked to continue working at 100 percent and will continue to be paid at that level. We have also made the difficult decision that we will furlough our part-time hourly workers beginning May 3. During this time, we will fully cover the cost of benefit plans for those team members who have them.”

Here’s the statement they released:

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.”

Variety reached out to Universal and they were told:

“Nearly all” staff will be paid at 80% salary, “and we will ask them to adjust their work accordingly. A small group of team members will be asked to continue working at 100 percent and will continue to be paid at that level. We have also made the difficult decision that we will furlough our part-time hourly workers beginning May 3. During this time, we will fully cover the cost of benefit plans for those team members who have them.”

We will keep you posted with more information as it becomes available.

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Sources: Variety, Twitter, A Friend

 

 

 



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