Tue. Sep 21st, 2021
Universal Orlando Resort

The health and safety of all guests at Universal Orlando Resort and TEMA members, as well as all of us at Universal, is our top priority. Universal Orlando Resorts, including Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Volcano Bay, and CityWalk, have numerous security measures in place to ensure guests’ safety when visiting theme parks. This is a sensible response, as Universal does not require guests to get vaccinated at theme parks, and many guests only visit theme parks if they are considered small gatherings.
Universal Orlando Resort has dropped its mask mandate for vaccinated guests at all of its theme parks. Instead, the resort reverted to the honor system that many parks have introduced across the country by asking unvaccinated guests to continue wearing masks while the unvaccinated guests were allowed to enter without masks. SeaWorld Orlando and its sister park, Tampa’s Busch Gardens, will now allow guests who feel vaccinated to take off their masks in the parks.

Disney officials reported on Thursday, hours before the new guidance for vaccinated people was released, that the company was considering changing the mask requirements of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In California, the fully vaccinated visitors to theme parks are no longer required to wear facial coverings California until June 15. Guests must continue to wear masks at indoor places such as hotels, public areas, and attractions, including those vaccinated. Masks are not compulsory in outdoor areas such as pools, but they are not allowed on rides, water slides or in the water.
On Saturday, visitors to Universal Studios Orlando adapted quickly to the theme park’s new mask policy, which states that guests who have been vaccinated against coronavirus do not wear face cover-ups. Universal’s new mask guidelines are similar to those issued by SeaWorld earlier this month, which allowed vaccinated visitors to take off their masks indoors. According to a statement on SeaWorld’s Sea 085 website, no face masks are required for vaccinated guests at the Orlando, San Diego, and San Antonio locations.
The Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis announced today that he will use his executive order to repeal all COVID-related emergency decrees in the state, including city and county mandates, effective 1 July 2021. On Friday, the Florida theme park announced that it will drop its indoor and outdoor mask mandates for its theme parks starting Saturday in accordance with the latest guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Fox Business reported.
We have been following what these changes will look like at Universal Orlando, and today we are going to the park to see what the updated policy looks like. Before we take a look at the parks, let us break down the new requirements. A statement on the park’s website said: ‘Based on published guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have amended our Facecovering Guidelines for Sea World Aquatica and Orlando Discovery Cove.

We will not require guests to provide proof of vaccination, but we ask that everyone respect and adhere to the revised Guidelines. Guests must be vaccinated so that they are not covered by the new directive. As a result of this update, guests are expected to bring face coverings on all their visits.

From 31 July onwards, the facial covering will be mandatory for indoor work. Employees must also wear face coverings when working indoors in guest rooms until July 31. Social dissociation rules will continue, and guests will continue to have to cover their faces.
Unvaccinated guests are expected to wear face coverings indoors. Universal Orlando has not updated its face mask policy for guests at Disney World and Disneyland until further notice.

Although their vaccination status is dependent on the team, they are required to wear a mask in areas of the vehicle where no social unit is maintained. Prior to this posting, Walt Disney World Resort had not announced a change in its face mask policy. Disney has not updated its face mask guidelines since the CDC updated its guidelines.

As more details about how these security policy changes affect the guest experience become public, we will share them with you. Check out the July 30 online show of the CDC’s coronavirus safety precautions on the theme park’s website.
According to the park’s website, which is based on recently announced guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the parks have changed their policies for face coverings at SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, and Discovery Cove. For guests and ambassadors who have been vaccinated according to CDC guidelines, face coverings are no longer required.




By Mandy Berg

Mandy is an editor and writer for Plainsmen Post. She's covered everything from the Stanley Cup Finals to the world of lightsaber combat in his young career.

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