Universal reopens single-rider lines, begins loading mixed groups on attractions

Single-rider lines have returned to Universal Orlando Resort after a hiatus since the pandemic hit.

The theme parks announced they will now begin loading mixed groups on select rides where the parks have already been loading each row, which includes utilizing the single-rider option, Universal announced in a prepared statement.

“This is a continuation of our careful and thoughtful approach to modifying our health and safety protocols,” Universal stated. “These attractions have been carefully selected using physical layout and relatively brief ride times as our guide.”

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It was not immediately clear which rides specifically will reopen the single-rider queue or load mixed groups.

Guests who ask for “alternative seating” will be accommodated, Universal stated.

Earlier this week, Universal announced it was eliminating temperature checks and reducing social distancing to three feet.

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Face coverings are still required in the theme parks.

Single-rider lines have been closed since the parks reopened last summer after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

The announcement comes as the resort’s newest attraction, Jurassic World VelociCoaster, has been thrilling passholders during a special preview event. It opens to the public on June 10. Read more here.

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