After originally stating an optimistic “end of March” reopening date for its parks in Orlando and Hollywood, Universal Studios confirmed today that the closures have now been extended through April 19, 2020.

The change comes on the heels of Knott’s Berry Farm and Cedar Fair making similar although more conservative announcements of Mid-May openings. Although Disney initially led the charge as the first major theme park to announce closures in Asia and later in the US, they’ve been quiet on updating their original estimate of closing through the end of March.

Universal’s updated statement on the COVID-19 coronavirus closures follow below.

We are extending the closure of Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood through April 19 as we continue to respond to current conditions and make the health and safety of team members and guests our top priority.  This includes our theme parks and Universal CityWalk at both destinations.  The Universal Orlando Resort hotels have also temporarily suspended operations.  We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as needed, based on guidance from health agencies and government officials.

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