Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that it will be closing its doors over concerns regarding the Coronavirus.
Universal Studios Hollywood is the latest film-centric theme park that is closing down. In a sea of cancelations, closures, and delays, Universal Studios Hollywood is just one of many to have made this decision. In a statement issued earlier today, Universal Studios stated that it’ll be closing its doors for the next few weeks until concerns regarding the Coronavirus temper. For those in the area or who have plans at the theme park, they can visit Universal Studios Hollywood until March 14.
“The health and safety of our team members and guests is always our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution and in response to the guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health, Universal Studios Hollywood will temporarily close beginning Saturday, March 14. The theme park anticipates reopening on March 28 as we continue to monitor the situation. Universal CityWalk will remain open. We will provide timely updates as conditions evolve.”
The theme park is set to reopen on March 28th, making it a two-week delay. Of course, if things get more problematic stateside regarding the Coronavirus, we can expect a much longer delay. Universal’s theme park closing its doors follows Disneyland shutting down as well due to fears regarding the pandemic that is Coronavirus.
Earlier today, Universal Studios decided to postpone Fast and Furious 9 a whole year. Earlier in the month, the studio also decided to push the James Bond film No Time To Die back until late November. Other films that have been pushed back include Mulan, A Quiet Place II, and The New Mutants. Beyond movies, conventions that represent them including SXSW, WonderCon, CinemaCon, and E3 have been canceled as well due to concerns regarding the Coronavirus. At this point, Hollywood is facing an unprecedented rise in delays due to the Coronavirus.
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Universal Studios Hollywood and the Coronavirus’ impact on Hollywood.