Disney World competitor Universal Orlando drops all masks requirements for fully vaccinated guests at its Central Florida theme parks

23 days ago in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Friday May 28, 2021 11:14am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Universal Orlando has today dropped all mask requirements for fully vaccinated guests visiting its Central Florida theme parks.

The Disney World competitor has updated its website with the new information, which says that "face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests, indoors or outdoors."

Universal appears to be relying on the honor system to determine fully vaccinated guests, since there are no proof of vaccination system available to verify an individual's vaccination status.

It remains to be seen if Disney will respond with a similar policy update, or it will continue to be more cautious and await further updates from Orange County. The next announcement from Orange County is likely on June 2.

Here is the full updated safety guidelines for Universal Orlando.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests, indoors or outdoors. While we do not require proof of vaccination, we do expect those who are not fully vaccinated to wear face coverings while indoors. We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties, and we remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards.

Here are the latest safety updates for your visit.

  • Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests
  • We do not require proof of vaccinations
  • Guests who are not fully vaccinated are still expected to wear face coverings while indoors
  • We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties
  • We remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards
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DisneyCane1 hour ago

Or at least not two weeks post shot #2 to be fully vaccinated.

dovetail652 hours ago

Or that group people just want to wear the masks because they are touching all the levers and getting closer to more people than most. CM do form clicks, especially the loaders. If they all feel they are safer as their small group when they work we may see CM wearing mask 2 years from now here and there. Now if all loaders on every attraction wore them we would know if it was a CM rule for loaders.

Lilofan2 hours ago

Bingo!

Chomama1 day ago

And they may not be vaccinated!

helenabear1 day ago

Absolutely! Some people just aren't comfortable yet. It takes time...

peter114351 day ago

Also just because they can doesn’t mean they will

helenabear1 day ago

Per the rules we had before the 15th all ride loading areas were considered indoors. So who knows. Also one doesn't know if the CM is vaccinated or not.

Nick_A1 day ago

The greeters at Everest this evening were unmasked, but the cast on the loading platform all had masks on, which was weird considering we were still very much “outside.” Are they considering a roof over your head to be “inside”?

DCBaker1 day ago

threvester1 day ago

Looks like outdoor kiosks are a go too

threvester1 day ago

Some janitors and 2 girls selling balloons as well

threvester1 day ago

Just got to disney springs..bus employees not driving are unmasked

Bullseye19671 day ago

Almost time for the Friday bad news drop.

helenabear1 day ago

I suppose I get it where there was food around as a double safety thing for them and us, but yeah outdoors? Uh no way at all. I even felt for our tour guide who had to wear it all day with us. He kept up an amazing pace and hardly touched his mask once. So many looked so hot though I give fantastic kudos to all CMs we encountered. They seemed so kind only one, when I remarked how horribly beat up her face shield was as she was trying to fix it, even mentioned a thing about them. For those who are vaccinated, I bet this is a great day for them!