Universal Studios' reduced capacity opening sees and empty park as Florida ...

After months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, opened at reduced capacity earlier this month. 

DailyMail.com was there to witness what the new reality looks like, with social distancing guidelines in place and prevention tips printed on signs placed throughout the park.  

What once was a lively park of hour-long waits and children running free, is now a desolate area with families donning masks, gloves and other protective gear. 

This comes as Florida is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, having more than 146,341 confirmed cases and at least 3,447 coronavirus-related deaths.  

After months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, opened at reduced capacity earlier this month

After months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, opened at reduced capacity earlier this month

Universal Studios Florida is seen with less patrons than usual in Orlando as new Covid-19 cases surge to record highs throughout Florida and United States

Universal Studios Florida is seen with less patrons than usual in Orlando as new Covid-19 cases surge to record highs throughout Florida and United States

A special area was designated and monitored for visitors to take a break from wearing face masks at Universal Studios Florida

A special area was designated and monitored for visitors to take a break from wearing face masks at Universal Studios Florida

Patrons walk outside the Hard Rock Live Orlando at Universal Studios Florida

Patrons walk outside the Hard Rock Live Orlando at Universal Studios Florida 

Blue signs reminding park-goers to wash their hands and remain socially distant have been erected at nearly every turn at the park

Blue signs reminding park-goers to wash their hands and remain socially distant have been erected at nearly every turn at the park

Universal Studios, Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay all reopened in Orlando on June 5 and patrons who returned are expected to separate by six feet in line for rides and attractions.

For enclosed attractions, including performance shows, guests were seen spaced out in the audience and performers wore face coverings. 

A volunteer was called up on stage during one of the shows and was given hand sanitizer before participating. 

Indoor dining was available, but as a precaution mobile food and drink orders were taken. People could be seen socially distancing and wearing face masks at The Wizarding World of - Diagon Alley attraction. 

Blue signs reminding park-goers to wash their hands and remain socially distant have been erected at nearly every turn at the park.  

Over on the rollercoasters, dare devils were seen enjoying the rides privately as only two rows were seen occupied. 

And a special area, called the U-Rest area, is designated and monitored for visitors to take a break from wearing face masks at the park, while those wanting to take pictures with characters must stand 12 feet away. 

Over on the rollercoasters, dare devils were seen enjoying the rides privately as only two rows were seen occupied

Over on the rollercoasters, dare devils were seen enjoying the rides privately as only two rows were seen occupied

For enclosed attractions, including performance shows, guests were seen spaced out in the audience and performers wore face coverings

For enclosed attractions, including performance shows, guests were seen spaced out in the audience and performers wore face coverings

Workers were seen cleaning seats and hand rails between shows at Universal Studios

Workers were seen cleaning seats and hand rails between shows at Universal Studios 

Indoor dining was available, but as a precaution mobile food and drink orders were taken

Indoor dining was available, but as a precaution mobile food and drink orders were taken

People are seen socially distanced and wearing face masks at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley attraction at Universal Studios

People are seen socially distanced and wearing face masks at The Wizarding World of - Diagon Alley attraction at Universal Studios

Performers are seen on stilts and wearing face coverings at Islands of Adventure

Performers are seen on stilts and wearing face coverings at Islands of Adventure 

Last week Universal Orlando laid off an unspecified number of workers less than three weeks after it reopened its theme parks. 

Universal spokesman Tom Schroder announced the news Tuesday, stating: 'We have made the difficult decision to reduce our parks and resorts workforce across multiple locations and business units'. 

'We are

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