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CityWalk reopens with limited operations and new guidelines, drawing hundreds

Hundreds of people encountered the new safety measures at showed up at Universal CityWalk Thursday when the gates opened for the first time in almost two months

Selects restaurants and shops opened from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Restaurants featured only will have limited menus and limited seating. And although Hollywood Drive-In Golf will also reopen, nightclubs and the movie theater will remain closed.

The theme parks will remain closed, as will the nightclubs and movie theater.

Universal officials said everyone will be required to wear a face mask. You can either bring your own or one can be provided for you.

Click here to read more about CityWalk’s new safety procedures.

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The first thing visitors saw was a no-touch thermometer. Temperatures were taken quickly. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater was turned away.

Some of the most packed places on Thursday were sit-down restaurants, which had about a two-hour wait. People were sitting far apart, and markings on the floor helped maintain social distancing.

Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure remain closed, and no reopen date has been announced.

Read: Theme parks push for reopening during phase 2

Adam Poulisse,

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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