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Universal Studios Theme Parks Close to Contain Coronavirus

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort announced late Thursday that both theme parks will close in hopes of containing the spread of coronavirus. According to a statement from NBCUniversal, its Universal City location will be closed starting Saturday, while the Orlando park will close on Sunday. Universal Studios Hollywood plans to reopen on March 28 while management continues to monitor the situation. Universal CityWalk will remain open, the company said in a statement. In Orlando, the company anticipates “remaining closed through the end of March,” according to a statement on its website. Its hotels and CityWalk remain open.

Joel Russel
Joel Russel
Joel Russell joined the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2006 as a reporter. He transferred to sister publication San Fernando Valley Business Journal in 2012 as managing editor. Since he assumed the position of editor in 2015, the Business Journal has been recognized four times as the best small-circulation tabloid business publication in the country by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers. Previously, he worked as senior editor at Hispanic Business magazine and editor of Business Mexico.

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