Orlando Attractions: What’s Open This Week: May 21, 2020

Orlando Attractions: What’s Open This Week: May 21, 2020

Orlando Attractions: What’s Open This Week: As the city starts to re-open, many of Orlando’s attractions are opening as well. Below is a list of what’s opened or is opening for your family to enjoy, should you wish to venture out!

Orlando Attractions: What's Open This Week

Disney Springs (Now Open):

Phased Reopening of Disney Springs and Important Information

  • Disney Springs is open to Guests at this time. For more information, please visit our Know Before You Go page to learn more about changes to the experience.
  • We have taken enhanced health and safety measures. Follow all posted instructions while visiting the Walt Disney World Resort. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. View important details to know before you go.
  • Other areas of Walt Disney World Resort remain closed, including theme parks and Disney Resort hotels. Upon reopening, theme parks, Disney Resort Hotels, restaurants and other offerings may be modified, limited in capacity and subject to availability or closure. Learn details about this closure and reopening.

Hours of Operation May Vary by Location: For details, please call the restaurant or store you’d like to visit.

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Kennedy Space Center (May 28, 2020):

Beginning Thursday, May, 28, 2020, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will welcome visitors again. During the initial reopening phase, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will begin new measures and procedures as part of a comprehensive Trusted Space program to keep guests and employees safe and healthy. These new measures and procedures include:

  • Opening with limited attendance and encouraging advance daily admission purchases
  • Requiring face coverings for employees and guests
  • Accommodating social distancing in queues, restaurants, and other facilities throughout the visitor complex
  • Requiring temperature screenings of all employees and guests prior to entry 
  • Implementing increased frequency of sanitization and disinfection.
  • Changing operating hours to 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to allow more time for cleaning and sanitizing.

While Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is implementing new measures and procedure, please remember that there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present.

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ICON Park (Now Open):

“ICON Park is dedicated to creating the ultimate entertainment experience for our guests,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, ICON Park president and CEO. “With amazing dining options, funky bars retail spots and world-class attractions, guests can experience everything Orlando offers in one convenient, safe space. We’re excited to see our tenant partners reopen and know our guests will enjoy having a safe place to visit.”

Many popular food concepts are offering dine-in service at 50 percent capacity along with take-out and delivery options. Plenty of outdoor and patio seating, perfect for enjoying the Florida sunshine, is available. Open restaurants include:

  • Tapa Toro – Dine on classic and contemporary Spanish cuisine, such as its sharable Seafood Paella best accompanied with a glass of Priorat, Spanish white wine
  • Yard House – Home to famous Poke Nachos, 140 beers on tap and I-Drive’s best happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Tin Roof – Enjoy live music from top talent, great drinks and amazing wings
  • Sugar Factory – Stay fresh with its Virginia Strawberry Lemonade Goblet, perfectly paired with Rainbow Sliders and other delectable sweets
  • iCafe de Paris – Located right under The Wheel, this is the place to sip on the best coffee in Orlando and indulge in the mouth-watering Bella de Paris Crepes, filled with Nutella, bananas and fresh strawberries
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – With recipes dating all the way back to the founder’s own family recipes, its Fettuccine paired with a glass of wine will transport you to Italy
  • Outback Steakhouse – Make dinner delicious with its signature “Bloomin Onion” and one of its many bold, expertly grilled steaks

Also open with limited hours, The Wheelhouse Market Food Hall provides authentically-prepared and internationally-inspired foods like andouille sausage and giant Bavarian pretzels. It’s conveniently located in the large building in front of ICON Park’s iconic 400-foot observation wheel. The food hall concept includes four unique restaurants – Sausage Shack, Latin 21, 1905 Pizza & Pasta and Shack Sweets, where Jillian Hopke, winner of Cupcake Wars, is now baking her famous cupcakes.

Located in The Wheelhouse at ICON Park, Madame Tussauds Orlando and SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium are open. From a deep-sea adventure complete with sharks, stingrays and axolotls to getting an on-set look at favorite celebrities like Jimmy Fallon or Oprah, there’s a thrill in store for everyone.

Devoted to the overall wellbeing of its guests, ICON Park has instituted new safety procedures and sanitization processes, and is strictly adhering to the recommendations set by local and state health officials. New policies include additional training for team members, 10-foot social distancing in queues, private capsules on The Wheel for each party and every capsule being cleaned between each use.

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Treetop Trek (May 23, 2020):

Treetop Trek will reopen to the general public on Saturday, May 23 with new guidelines to ensure the safety of guests and staff. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.

All guests will be required to purchase timed-entry tickets online prior to arrival to limit the number of people on the courses. The Canopy Walk, Challenge Reloaded and Zip Only courses will be open to all guests, and Black Diamond will be open to passholders only. Chutes and Ladders will remain closed. Guests must wear masks during the check-in and safety briefing process, and they are required to maintain social distancing from other parties while on the course. Staff will use enhanced safety and sanitation protocols.

Guests will enjoy birds’-eye views of Brevard Zoo’s new Rainforest Revealed exhibit, which features giant otters, spider monkeys and more.

“In my opinion, the best place to practice social distancing is the great outdoors,” said Nancy Wright, the Zoo’s director of adventure services. “We look forward to resuming our high-flying adventures on Saturday.”

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Brevard Zoo (May 23, 2020):

We’re opening on Saturday, May 23, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We’ve missed you, the animals have missed you, and we know you’ve missed them, too.

The guidelines listed below are TEMPORARY and will be lifted once it is safe to do so. Changes can occur at any time. 

Please note:

  • To ensure the safety of our staff, guests and animals, we have implemented many changes to the Zoo experience
  • To ensure proper social distancing, we have limited the number of guests visiting the Zoo each day

All Zoo visits now require a timed ticket for both members and non-members that must be reserved online. Member tickets are FREE, but you are required to reserve a timed ticket online. 

  • All guests must reserve timed tickets for each member of their party
  • Zoo members need to bring their membership card, photo ID and timed tickets to enter the Zoo
  • Discounts on tickets are not available at this time, which includes reciprocal membership discounts
  • Timed tickets will be sent to your email as a .pdf attachment and can be scanned on your phone.

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Central Florida Zoo (Now Open):

The safety of our guests, staff, and animals continues to be our top priority, so we’ve made some modifications to our operations to comply with local, state, and federal health recommendations and reopen to the public.

  • The Zoo will reopen to the public on Wednesday, May 13 and operate daily from 10 AM to 3 PM.
  • The number of guests entering the Zoo each day will be limited to ensure proper social distancing. Guests will be asked to follow one-way path.
  • All guests entering the Zoo – including Annual Pass Holders – must have a dated and timed online ticket.
  • The use of face coverings or masks will be recommended for all visitors.
  • Please limit group size to no more than 10 people.

All ticket purchases must be completed online.


  • To help ensure we are not exceeding our capacity, timed tickets must be purchased online, in advance of your visit.
  • All guests will have to purchase a ticket online for each member of their party for a designated day and time slot. Children 2 and under are free but still require a ticket.
  • Ticket prices are inclusive of applicable tax. No additional discounts are available at this time.
  • To allow for contactless admission, tickets will be sent to your email and tickets can be scanned directly off of your phone, from that email.

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Sea Life Aquarium (Now Open):

SEA LIFE Orlando is taking all possible steps to continue to ensure the safety and well being of our guests, staff and creatures as needed. This includes implementing enhanced cleaning regimens throughout the area and increased cleaning and sanitizing of stations. Hand sanitizing stations will also be available and our staff are washing their hands thoroughly on a regular regimen. We will be limiting capacity in-line with government recommendations. During your visit, SEA LIFE Orlando is only accepting contactless payment methods and the use of debit/credit cards to combat the spread of COVID-19. Please do not visit the attraction if you are displaying COVID-19 symptoms, living with someone who is, or if you are feeling ill.

How will social distancing measures be enforced?

Guests will be guided with directional markings, allowing them to better distance themselves while exploring the attraction. Our employees will also remind guests to maintain a respectful distance when necessary.

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Disclaimer: These openings are subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

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