The park will close on Nov. 2 and reopen on or before March 1.
Theme park news: Volcano Bay closing 2 days a week / Southwest flights to Orlando / Kings Island Fall Fest
While smaller parks have closed on certain days since reopening, this marks the larger Universal Orlando Resort's biggest reduction in operating hours during the pandemic.
“You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing," Disney's updated policy states.
The layoffs at Universal Orlando affected multiple business units, though the resort did not say how many workers were being let go.
The reopening will start with a team member preview on June 1 before opening the theme parks to the general public on June 5.
The two parks are taking different approaches to face masks: Universal will require guests to wear them, while Legoland will only recommend them.
When the Orlando Sentinel asked for documents about electrical shocks felt by guests to Universal’s Volcano Bay, the Orlando Utilities Commission’s first move was to check with Universal.