I’m Erik the Travel Guy and here are your “good travel news” headlines for Thursday, May 28, 2020.
Some big news central Florida. Disney plans to reopen the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on July 11th, with Epcot and Hollywood Studios reopening on July 15th. Masks must be worn by both guests and cast members as well as temperature checking.
Other Orlando area parks have announced their reopening plans as well. LegoLand opens June 1st. With Universal Orlando and SeaWorld opening on June 5th.
And, Six Flags plans to reopen Frontier City in Oklahoma City on June 5th. All guests will have to wear a mask.
Over one-and-a-half million people traveled by air over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. That’s an increase from 90-thousand a day flying in mid-April, but only a small part of the 12-point-2 million who flew last Memorial Day weekend.
And good Travel News from the Caribbean. The United States Virgin Islands will open its borders for tourists on Monday, June 1st. Specific health and tourism protocols will be in place.
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