Universal Orlando Resort Makes Major Face Mask Policy Change!

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Things are slowly getting back to normal in the theme park world. Due to the announcement by the CDC, Universal Orlando Resort has announced that they would be doing away with face masks…in some instances. Here’s where their policy currently stands:

We’re excited to enhance your Universal experience with the latest safety updates from local health and government officials.

  • Face coverings are not mandatory while outdoors.
  • Face coverings are still required in all indoor locations including shops and restaurants.
  • Face coverings are required at all attractions—from the moment the queue begins until the exit of the experience.
  • Guests must still provide their own face covering.
  • Social Distancing between travel parties remains at three feet (1 meter).

As always, we remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards.

 

So, while face coverings are not mandatory outdoors, everyone is still required to wear a face covering while at any indoor locations, including indoor hotel public areas and at all attractions. This does include those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.

So, while we can’t all ditch the masks completely yet, this is another step in the right direction. This change goes into effect on Saturday, May 15.

As a reminder, Universal Orlando Resort recently started making the change in regards to social distancing. They are currently allowing 3-feet now in between parties, instead of the previous 6-feet. In addition, they also recently got rid of the temperature checks prior to entering the park.

As of this posting, the Walt Disney World Resort has not announced any face mask policy changes.

Again, as more details get released about changes to safety policies that will impact the Guest experience, we will share those with you here.

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