Theme parks are coming back. But tourists aren’t – for the most part. That means more bad news for the people who work at, and with, theme parks.
The Universal Orlando Resort has announced that it is laying off an unspecified number of its team members, as the tourism industry remains mired in a global slowdown due to the pandemic.
Universal’s theme parks reopened to the public on June 5, but the need for safe physical distancing has forced Universal (and other parks) to impose strict capacity limits for its parks since then. Even so, attendance has remained below even those levels, as international borders remain closed and few visitors are coming to Florida from out of state.