SeaWorld’s interim CEO provided the most details in his remarks to the vice president, saying he’s hoping to reopen the aquatic theme park sometime next month.
Swanson said he had submitted his plans to reopen, per the governor’s requests to theme parks. The SeaWorld executive said upon approval, park officials will need two to four weeks to “ramp things up” and would be ready to open in June.
Swanson pointed to the park’s largely open and outdoor space, calling it an advantage when having to enforce the increased safety protocols. The company executive told the vice president mid-June would be a more feasible reopen time.
News 6 confirmed Universal Orlando Resort will be presenting its reopening plans to Orange County’s Economic Recovery Task Force Thursday in hopes of receiving mayoral approval to send their request to the governor’s office. SeaWorld and Disney are expected to present at a future meeting.