SeaWorld reopens: From reservations to mask policies, what to know before you go

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — SeaWorld Orlando will open with a new set of rules on Thursday morning for the first time in more than two months.

Officials said they will open the park five days a week and keep capacity at around 30%.

Here’s what you need to know before you go:

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  • You’re going to need a reservation to get into the park. That reservation is for everyone, whether you’re a passholder or buying a ticket for the day. Officials said if you don’t have a reservation, you won’t be allowed into the park.
  • Masks are required. Employees and guests 2 years of age and older must wear face coverings while in the park. Guests are not required to wear them while eating and drinking, or in designated relaxation areas of the park.
  • Temperature checks are required. When guests and employees arrive, they’ll have to pass a temperature screening using the CDC temperature recommendation of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Look for the signs. To promote proper physical distancing throughout the parks, officials said signs and markings have been installed throughout the guest areas including on the ground to identify appropriate, 6-foot physical distancing.
  • Increased cleaning and sanitation. Park officials said they’ve significantly increased both the frequency of cleaning for all key areas of the parks and the number of hand sanitizer stations across each park, especially in high-contact areas.
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