For over 20 years, there’s been a busy season in December during which some particularly large groups visited Disney World and added to the holiday crowds. All of that is changing in 2021, and 2022 might look quite different in Disney World. Let’s get into it!
Over the past few months, the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to change and evolve.
Recently, we’ve seen Orange County, Florida listed as a “rapid riser” and “COVID-19 hotspot.” The county also got placed into the “high risk” COVID-19 category according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now we’ve got a COVID-19 related update regarding mask rules at Universal Orlando.
Things are constantly changing when it comes to theme parks and changes due to COVID-19. Universal Studios Hollywood face coverings policy was recently modified to state that face coverings were optional throughout the park for vaccinated guests.
However, Universal Hollywood has once again adjusted their policy for face-covering requirements.
Previously, Universal Orlando updated their mask policy to note that masks would no longer be required outdoors. But, masks continued to be required indoors and in certain other areas.
Recently, however, that policy was updated. Now, masks are no longer required anywhere in Universal Orlando Resort, indoors for vaccinated guests or outdoors. Today we made our way over to Universal’s theme parks to see this new policy in action and now we’re sharing all the details with you!
We’ve seen some big changes to theme parks’ safety policies lately.
Today, Universal Orlando announced that they would no longer require masks indoors. This comes after both Disney and Universal have eliminated temperature checks, increased capacity, and reduced social distancing. But now, Universal Orlando is implementing yet another change.
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.
You can’t believe everything that you hear about Magic Kingdom!
Magic Kingdom was the first Walt Disney World park to open, making it an iconic focal point of the Resort. But over the course of its nearly 50-year history, some misconceptions about the park have popped up. Let’s take a look at — and debunk — some absolute lies about Magic Kingdom!
Over the past several weeks, we’ve seen a number of updates announced when it comes to COVID-19 and safety precautions theme parks have implemented as a result of the pandemic.
Recently, Disney announced that it would be phasing out temperature checks and reducing social distancing. Universal Orlando Resort also made some changes in their parks. Now, Universal Orlando has announced a big change when it comes to their mask policies.
UPDATE: As of May 6th, eligible out-of-state guests are able to purchase tickets online. Previously, guests had to buy tickets at the gate only, but online is now an option.
And after an addendum was added to California’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, specifying that “fully vaccinated persons from out of state may visit or attend activities or events that are restricted to in-state visitors,” there have been LOTS of questions about who can visit these reopened theme parks. Disneyland has already specified that out-of-state guests will not be permitted inside the parks, despite this addendum. But Universal Studios Hollywood is a different story.
The rumors are sort of perpetually out there — “Disney World is going to build a 5th theme park!” “It’ll be based on the villains!” “No, it’ll all be princess-themed!” “No, it’ll be based on Disney’s live-action movies!”
We get the hype. Heck, we want it to be true! We can’t deny that an entirely BRAND NEW 5th Disney World theme park in Orlando would be pretty amazing. But, will it actually happen? Why hasn’t it happened already? And, better yet, why might it NOT happen anytime soon? Today we’re breaking down all of our thoughts on why Disney World CAN’T just add a 5th theme park (sorry, guys!!).