Common Studios Hollywood will return this week with the brand new Secret Lifetime of Pets darkish experience, revamped Jurassic World water experience and favorites like Harry Potter and The Forbidden Journey and the Studio Tour after a yearlong coronavirus closure.
Common Studios Hollywood will reopen on Friday, April 16 following greater than a 12 months of closures as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Annual and season passholders can return to the park on choose dates throughout particular preview Bonus Days working Thursday, April 15 by way of Might 16.
Common Studios Hollywood and different California theme parks have been closed since March 2020 beneath COVID-19 well being and security reopening pointers issued by the state and had been permitted to reopen with rides and sights on April 1.
Common started mushy opening “technical rehearsals” with rides and sights throughout the Style of Common meals pageant that concluded on Sunday, April 11.
Theme park tickets and advance reservations — restricted solely to California residents — will solely be obtainable on-line on the Common web site. Guests should have a legitimate California zip code when buying tickets. No tickets shall be bought on the entrance gate as a result of state’s COVID-19 mandates.
Season passholders who tried to make reservations beginning on April 5 bumped into “technical difficulties” that Common says have now been resolved. Single-day admission tickets for the Common theme park went on sale April 8 to most people. Single-day guests, passholders and people with unused tickets are all required to make advance on-line reservations.
Attributable to state restrictions, Common may attain capability at occasions and be pressured to shut the park’s gates till sufficient guests go away.
California theme parks had been allowed to reopen on April 1 at lowered capability with rides and sights offered the counties they reside in attain the crimson/substantial tier 2 threat standing of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s up to date Blueprint for a Safer Financial system.
Beginning on April 1, California theme parks may reopen at 15% attendance capability within the crimson/substantial tier 2, 25% capability within the orange/reasonable tier 3 and 35% capability within the least-restrictive yellow/minimal tier 4. Los Angeles County — dwelling to Common Studios Hollywood and Six Flags Magic Mountain — has moved into the less-restrictive orange tier.
Magic Mountain in Valencia, Legoland California in Carlsbad and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo reopened on April 1. SeaWorld San Diego reopened on Monday, April 12. Disneyland and Disney California Journey in Anaheim will return on April 30. Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park will reopen to passholders on Might 6 and to most people on Might 21. California’s Nice America in Santa Clara will return on Might 22.
What’s Common Studios Hollywood’s most attendance capability? Officers gained’t say, however the park drew about 9.2 million guests in 2019, in response to Themed Leisure Affiliation/AECOM. Which means the park attracts roughly 25,000 guests on a median day.
Common Studios Hollywood’s most capability is roughly 21,000 guests, in response to the Park Database, which collects information on the sights business. Common may enable in roughly 6,000 guests at 25% capability and slightly below 9,000 at 35% capability, primarily based on the Park Database estimates.
Common guests shall be greeted by a brand new arrival process. Temperature screenings will happen contained in the Jurassic parking construction earlier than the safety checkpoint. Contained in the park, COVID-19 well being and security reminders shall be seen in every single place you look.
Common Studios Hollywood will comply with the now-familiar “new regular” of COVID-19 well being and security protocols with restricted capability, required masks, temperature screenings, social distancing, enhanced sanitization and contactless funds.
Masks shall be required all through the go to — together with on rides, in queues, at exhibits, throughout character picture alternatives and on the Studio Tour.
The reopening of the Hollywood theme park will function the debut of the brand new Secret Lifetime of Pets: Off the Leash darkish experience together with the addition of an Indominus Rex animatronic dinosaur on the Jurassic World water experience. Most rides will reopen with the park whereas some will return at a later date resulting from authorities restrictions.
The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and Transformers 3-D darkish rides, Revenge of the Mummy and Flight of the Hippogriff curler coasters, Foolish Swirly Enjoyable spinning experience, “Common’s Animal Actors” present and the Quick & Livid — Supercharged and King Kong 360 3D sights on the Studio Tour will open when the park returns.
Some rides and sights — together with Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, Simpsons experience, “WaterWorld” stunt present and Dreamworks Theatre — will reopen later in the summertime. Within the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Ollivander’s wand pairing expertise, “Tri-Wizard” stage present and “Frog Choir” efficiency can even return at a later date.
Indoor rides will use already current out of doors queues to abide by social distancing mandates. Common will alter loading patterns on experience autos to create bodily distance between events.
Riders who lose their masks shall be offered new ones — plus the park will promote themed masks. Common workers will distribute 3-D glasses for sights and clear them between every use.
Common Categorical front-of-line passes shall be bought on-line upfront. Single rider traces shall be unavailable per state pointers.
Regardless of the capability restricted crowds, anticipate socially distanced experience queues to look lots longer than regular. Frequent sanitization of rides will seemingly sluggish loading and lengthen wait occasions.
Socially distanced character meet-and-greets shall be obtainable all through the park.
Cell foods and drinks ordering shall be unavailable. Further tables have been arrange all through the park to facilitate elevated out of doors eating. Guests can take away their masks to eat and drink in designated eating areas. Sipping, snacking and strolling shall be prohibited.
Capability shall be restricted in retailers. All retail areas shall be open, however hours could range.