Universal Studios Singapore Cuts Operations to Weekends Only at 25% Capacity Due to COVID-19 Restrictions
While Universal Orlando Resort takes steps toward normality by removing the outdoor mask mandate, another Universal property is clamping down to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Universal Studios Singapore operator Resorts World Sentosa has announced that the park will be further reducing operating days and capacity to align with new COVID-19 restrictions in the city-state.
Universal Studios Singapore has announced that they will be cutting park capacity to 25% through June 13th, as well as closing on Thursdays, leaving the park only open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Guests with existing reservations will still be allowed entry as capacity allows. Additionally, sales of new Annual Passes or renewals has been suspended until further notice. Universal Studios Singapore has operated from 2pm to 9pm Thursday through Sunday since reopening on July 1st, 2020.
These changes come as Singapore is facing a renewed threat of COVID-19. The city-state reported 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 14 that could not be traced in spite of their robust contact tracing system, according to Insider. The Singaporean government has already banned indoor dining and gatherings of more than two people, stating that the country is “on a knife’s edge” regarding the potential for community spread.
Universal Studios Singapore is the only Universal park not solely operated by Universal Parks & Resorts, and also is by far the smallest Universal property in the world. Stay tuned to Universal Parks News Today for the latest news surrounding the Universal parks worldwide.