During a Friday earnings call, SeaWorld interim CEO Marc Swanson revealed that while the parks do not have an opening date as of yet, they are preparing with updated policies, procedures and technologies. Of course, the newly re-opened park will face an increased standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Employees may be required to undergo temperature checks when reporting to work and will probably be required to wear face coverings.
As for the guest experience, we don’t know if they will also be required to wear face masks. Given yesterday’s confirmation that Disney Springs’ guests will need to utilize these coverings, I wouldn’t be surprised if SeaWorld follows. However, Swanson did say that the company is working on virtual ride reservation systems and mobile ordering to maintain social distancing within the park.
Given the progress of both states, the San Antonio SeaWorld parks are likely to open prior to their Orlando counterparts. We’ll have to watch Florida’s progress through the re-opening phases to know for sure. Mr. Swanson said that he will continue to collaborate with Ron DeSantis’ Re-Opening Task Force to ensure the health and safety of guests and team members.