A few days ago Disney announced that they again are requiring Guests to wear face masks indoors per the CDC’s recommendation. The Walt Disney Company then made the big announcement yesterday that they will be requiring all U.S. employees to be vaccinated within the 60 days.
While Disney has been making these announcements this past week, Universal Studios Orlando has remained quiet and has not followed suit with requiring visitors to wear masks while indoors. Instead, they have updated their website which states the following:
We encourage all our guests to follow CDC guidelines and local directives to wear face coverings while indoors across Universal Orlando Resort. Face coverings are optional while outdoors. We also 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.
- We encourage all guests – regardless of vaccination status – to wear face coverings while indoors
- We do not require proof of vaccinations
- We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties
- We remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards
So there we have it for now! Universal Orlando is not currently requiring visitors to wear masks indoors, they are only encouraging it. However, they are requiring their Team Members to wear face masks indoors around Guests.
Universal Studios Hollywood however, is requiring their visitors to wear face masks indoors at this time due to COVID cases rising in Los Angeles County. The Universal Hollywood website currently states:
The State of California strongly recommends that when you visit Universal Studios Hollywood you be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, obtain a negative COVID-19 test result prior to visiting, or wear a face covering.* Guests who are not fully vaccinated should wear a face covering during their visit. All guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face coverings indoors.
Do you think Universal Studios Orlando should be requiring face masks indoors?