Select attractions at Universal Orlando Resort are now loading every row of a ride vehicle, instead of leaving rows between parties for social distancing.
Plexiglass dividers have been added between the loading gates and each row of seats inside the ride vehicles of Skull Island: Reign of Kong. Reportedly, it appears the plexiglass affects a lot of the attraction’s visual elements.
A WDWNT contributor saw every row filed, with some empty seats, on the Incredible Hulk roller coaster. However, parties still get their own rows.
Team Members are filling every row on Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure as well. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined the seats are more than six feet apart.
From what we can tell, this is only happening at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. It’s fair to assume that filling ride vehicles closer to capacity could essentially cut wait times for the park’s most popular attractions.
For the record, each row of a ride vehicle still only holds one party and guests are still required to wear face masks on attractions.