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Breaking: Universal Studios Orlando Updates Indoors Mask Policy

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Breaking: Universal Studios Orlando Updates Indoors Mask Policy
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Yesterday, we shared a rumor that Universal Studios Orlando would be making some major updates to its face mask policy. We now have an update of their plans. What could this mean for other theme parks (cough Disney World cough)?

Universal Studios Orlando Mask Policy

While most of our Central Florida planning tips and news stories revolve around Disney World, we do also cover Universal Studios.

When the theme park reopened last summer, masks were required at all times just like at other theme parks in the area. However, after CDC guidelines changed stating vaccinated individuals could remove masks while outdoors, Universal changed its mask policy.

Effective May 15, Universal Studios Orlando dropped the mask requirements when outdoors. Just a few hours after Universal made the announcement, Disney World did too. You can read about that news HERE.

Changing Policy

Last night, we shared a rumor that Universal Studios Orlando would be dropping the indoor mask mandate. You can read that post HERE.

Now, according to multiple sources, that rumor has turned out to be true!

With this new change, vaccinated individuals are no longer required to wear their face covering indoors. Universal Studios will not be requiring proof of vaccination but do expect their guests to comply with these guidelines.

Face masks are no longer required indoors for vaccinated individuals. No one is required to wear a mask outdoors, vaccinated or not.

What about Disney World?

The last time Universal Studios Orlando made an adjustment to their mask policy, Disney World followed pretty closely with their own. Whether that was a coincidence or not, we will never know. However, we do know that Disney’s announcement took Cast Members by surprise, which leads us to believe it was a quick decision.

Will we hear anything from Disney regarding a change in their policy? Disney does have to negotiate with the unions, so they may not be able to rush a major decision like this. We will be closely watching and will let you all know when/if Disney World makes an announcement.

Do you have a trip planned for Universal Studios Orlando? Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook.




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5 COMMENTS

  1. Actually having covid is better than the vaccine. The CDC just said they have people who had covid a year ago and they still have antibodies and their body recognizes the virus. The vaccine only lasts a few months they think plus you can still get covid and pass covid with the vaccine. Also it has a lot of side effects especially for teens so we arent gonna be guinea pigs! These people who are vaccinated who think they are invincible are in for a rude awakening. I see a 3rd wave this fall. EVERYONE vaccinated or not should be wearing a mask indoors in crowded areas but not once you are on the ride.

  2. Your not vaccinated so you should be wearing a mask. Had covid is not same as vaccine. People like that ruin it for everyone.

  3. Yay!! Leaving in 8 days for Universal!! I will still wear my mask indoors around crowds but yay I dont have to wear it on velocicoaster! We will be at Disney the next week for a couple of days so hopefully they will do the same. I had covid so Im somewhat protected. I dont trust the vaccine especially with the kids.

  4. As always…..putting Disney to shame. I have to plan every minute at Disney with Park Passes etc. Universal, I just need to turn up. AP is reasonable. Stay at Royal Pacific, I get Express Pass. With Disney I pay a fortune for tickets just to be in a line. I am a Disney fan, indeed a DVC Member however WDW is becoming a chore. Too much effort for a vacation..

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