Universal Orlando reaches capacity 10 minutes after opening

Theme parks have hit capacity all week

Universal Orlando expects the theme parks to reach capacity early in the day on Wednesday. (WKMG)

ORLANDO, Fla. – As expected, Universal Orlando reached capacity Wednesday, and it only took 10 minutes.

[TRENDING: How to get vaccine in Florida | Will vaccine work on new strains? | Strange Florida: Here’s the proof]

“Universal Studios Florida & Islands of Adventure have reached capacity,” the resort tweeted at 8:10 a.m. “We anticipate reopening later this afternoon. For updates, please call our capacity hotline: 407-817-8317.”

Theme park officials said late Tuesday that guests who have flexible plans should consider going a different day.

Universal Orlando has reached capacity the past several days, which is typical for this time of year.

Each theme park in Central Florida is operating at a fraction of normal capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disney World theme parks are operating at 35% capacity, but Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino said there have not been any virus outbreaks tied to the parks.

“Our concerns are not really the large parks. These parks are open space, and that’s less conducive to transmission. Our concern is the smaller parks that may not have the resources that Disney and Universal or SeaWorld have,” Pino said. “Our outbreaks, we have not been able to link to specific places at the large parks.”

About the Author:

Jon is a Web Producer for ClickOrlando and has been with News 6 since March 2019.