Theme parks’ safety policies have been changing frequently lately.
Recently, Universal Orlando dropped its outdoor face mask mandate for guests, and Disney World followed shortly after. This comes as parks are increasing capacity and reducing social distancing, too. And now, we have confirmed with Universal that another change is on the way.
We were able to confirm with Universal Orlando that beginning tomorrow, May 29th, face masks will no longer be required indoors for fully vaccinated guests. When combined with Universal’s current outdoor mask policy, this means face coverings will be optional everywhere on property.
While Universal states that this policy only applies to fully vaccinated guests, proof of vaccination will not be required. Thus, guests will operate on an “honor system” when deciding whether or not to wear a mask indoors.
Universal’s website has officially been updated to reflect this change. Additionally, the language on social distancing has been altered: guests are now encouraged to “keep a safe distance” instead of stay 3 feet apart.
So what do current safety policies look like at Universal? In addition to these mask and social distancing changes, temperature checks have been removed and Team Members are now seating multiple parties together on attractions.
Keep in mind that Disney World has not announced this change to their mask policy. Face coverings are still required there at ALL indoor locations, as well as in outdoor queues and attractions (including for fully vaccinated guests). You can check out Disney’s current mask policy in full below:
We’ll be sure to watch for any announcements and keep you posted. Stay tuned to DFB for more news!
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