Universal Studios Hollywood is closing through the end of March due to coronavirus concerns. Recently, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, causing civilians around the world to take additional security precautions against the aggressive virus. Amid coronavirus concerns, events around the globe are being postponed or canceled, including South by Southwest (SXSW), video game convention E3, and the premiere of James Bond film No Time To Die.
Universal Studios Hollywood released a statement following California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ban of gatherings of more than 250 in the state:
The health and safety of our team members and guests is always our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution and in response to the guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health, Universal Studios Hollywood will temporarily close beginning Saturday, March 14. The theme park anticipates reopening on March 28 as we continue to monitor the situation. Universal CityWalk will remain open. We will provide timely updates as conditions evolve.
With a tally surpassing 124,500 cases worldwide, the coronavirus has caused an upheaval in travel sectors, the stock market, the health care system, and the entertainment industry. Now, Universal Studios Hollywood joins the growing roster of establishments locking their doors amid COVID-19 concerns. Starting March 14, Universal Studios in Hollywood will be closed. Universal City Walk will remain open, and the iconic theme park is eyeing a reopening date of March 28.
Home to iconic attractions, including Transformers: The Ride 3D, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and Jurassic World – The Ride, Universal Studios Hollywood’s decision to close arrives on the heels of New York City’s Broadway theaters going dark and Disneyland officially closing the park in Anaheim, beginning March 14.
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