The reopening of The Sunshine State's beloved theme parks is a slow and careful process, with safety for both guests and staff being a top priority. With phase 1 now in full swing, parks have begun to submit plans to the state to be approved for a full reopening. Florida's Legoland has received partial permission to open as early as June 1, and while there will be precautions made to keep the park clean and safe, they will not be requiring guests to wear masks.
The decision was announced by Legoland General Manager Rex Jackson, who was cited by Orlando Sentinel as telling Winter Haven officials that guests would be urged to wear face coverings but will not mandate them.
Additionally, Legoland would provide masks to guests who want to use one.
Jackson also told officials that other safety precautions for Legoland’s reopening include 50% park capacity, which would be about 6,000 people, as well as a required temperature check before entry.
Anyone with a fever of 100.4 degrees or more will not be allowed to enter. A second thermometer would be used to confirm the high fever if one is detected.
The Ledger also reported that those in a party with someone who has a fever will also be turned away, even if they aren't showing any symptoms themselves.
The park will have sanitation stations all around the property, and will even open some of its iconic “Lego brick pits” that will be cleaned frequently.
Legoland's hotels, entertainment venues, and restaurants will also be limiting their capacity. Some attractions including games, interactive play, character meet and greets, and buffets will not open on June 1 to comply with social distancing guidelines.
While local officials have given the park the green light to open as early as June 1, Legoland is currently waiting on approval from the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation to officially set its reopening date.