Legoland Florida Resort is to officially reopen on June 1. The resort is implementing a raft of enhanced health and safety measures, including reduced capacity, cashless payments, social distancing practices and enhanced cleaning regimes.

The health and safety measures comply with government advice and the requirements of health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Rex Jackson, general manager at Legoland Florida Resort, commented on the site’s imminent reopening:  “As part of Merlin Entertainments, our leaders across the globe have been sharing best practices daily, and we’ve been able to apply what we’ve learned from other successful Merlin attraction reopenings to be confident with our Resort’s reopening plan. In addition, we have also sought guidance from our partners at AdventHealth.

“We’re ready to play, and we look forward to reopening Legoland Florida Resort as a safe and memorable place for families to play again,” Jackson continued.

Prior to visiting Legoland Florida, guests are encouraged to download the Legoland mobile app, and review the website to become acquainted with the parks’ new arrival and attractions procedures. Cash is no longer accepted at the resort and guests should be prepared to make payments by debit or credit card.



Efteling, the fairytale theme park in the south of Holland, officially reopened on Wednesday May 20, 2020. The theme park’s step-by-step approach to reopening has been planned closely with official regional authorities.

A series of test days have taken place, which involved the volume of visitors gradually increased to help staff at the park get used to new ways of working. These new working methods are constantly being evaluated and improved to help keep both guests and employees safe.

The safety initiatives introduced at the park are based on a protocol drawn up by the attractions industry association, Club van Elf and the Dutch Association of Zoos. Once international travel restrictions have been lifted and continuing to comply with the safety measures, Efteling hopes to welcome guests from abroad.

CEO Fons Jurgens commented on the reopening of the Dutch theme park: “In the World of Efteling, we have always made sure that our guests can enjoy the park safely. That is no different now. What is different is exactly what that safety entails. We know better than anyone how guests move in our park and how we can spread groups and we are using this knowledge to ensure guests can always keep a safe distance.

“Fortunately, we have plenty of space because our park is approximately the size of 140 football fields. We also allow a limited number of guests to pre-book their visit. This way we can guarantee that everyone has the space for their day out,” Jurgens added.