As a direct result of COVID-19, Legoland Florida has been closed since mid-March. Just this morning, Legoland Florida announced they are looking to reopen to the public by June 1. Their plans were officially approved by the City of Winter Haven and Polk County. The park is currently waiting on approval from the state of Florida.
Here’s what we know, according to Legoland Florida’s General Manager, Rex Jackson;
- Capacity limit to less than 50 percent for both the theme park and water park when they reopen.
- In an effort to reduce contact points between visitors and employees at ticket windows, visitors will be encouraged to book ahead online.
- Visitors would be required to undergo temperature checks, and anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher would not be allowed to enter Legoland.
- If you are with a group, and someone in your party has a temperature read of 100.4 or higher, your entire party will be denied access to the park.
- Face coverings will be “highly recommended” for visitors age 3 and older but not required. Those without a mask will be provided a complimentary one.
- Employees will be required to wear face coverings, and, in some cases, gloves or face shields, depending on their role. Temperature checks will also be conducted on employees.
- Legoland will leave empty seats on rides to promote social distancing. Seating will also be reconfigured for live shows to keep visitors apart.
- “Lego brick pits” will still be available for visitors and they will be frequently cleaned through the day.
- Plastic shields will be installed at registers and service counters to protect employees and visitors.
- Buffet-style dining will be changed to table service.
- Self-service soda machines will be manned by employees.
- Capacity limits will also be placed on restaurants, shops, and other indoor facilities.
- In addition to increased cleaning procedures, hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed throughout Legoland, including at ride entrances and exits.
Jackson said for the measures to work, Legoland will need compliance from visitors. He added, “We are taking a lot of these measures on our own, but we will need the help of our guests to follow many of the guidelines and restrictions that we are putting in place,”
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