(Universal Orlando no longer require fully vaccinated guests to wear face coverings effective Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022)
After yesterday’s meeting with the Orange County Economic Task Force, it is official! Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay will welcome all Guests beginning June 5.
Keep in mind that this will be a carefully managed reopening that will include a number of new safety, health, and hygiene procedures. Throughout the re-opening there will be a heavy emphasis on keeping capacity managed not just for those who are entering the parks, but also across the attractions, stores, and dining establishments, as well. The main goal is to ensure that the parks will not be overcrowded and the number of Guests who will be allowed in the parks are going to be less than they would be in normal situations.
Everyone who visits the resort will need to follow CDC guidelines and the recommendations of health officials, as well as Universal Orlando’s policies.
Here are the things that will be important to know for your future upcoming visits to the Universal Orlando Resort:
- In accordance with CDC guidelines, there will be enhanced sanitation procedures and implemented additional measures for distance spacing and screening.
- Everyone is required to wear a face covering during their visit. For those who do not bring one, a free disposable mask will be provided.
- Temperature checks will be required upon arrival, and guests with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be admitted.
- Guests should wash their hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds.
- Guests will need to practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet between their travel party and others.
- When present, Guests will be asked to stand on the floor markings until the group in front of you moves forward.
- You should avoid contact with people who are sick
- At select locations including prior to boarding ride vehicles, guests will be required to use hand sanitizer.
- Guests will need to follow directions from all Team Members and have patience these new operational procedures are worked through.
Universal Orlando Resort will be working closely with local health officials and their own health and safety experts. In addition, they will constantly reference CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of Team Members and Guests.
In addtion to limiting capacity and following social distancing guidelines throughout all attractions, restaurants and shops throughout the destination, the resort will be increasing their already-aggressive cleaning and disinfection procedures, and frequently cleaning all high-touch surfaces. All Team Members will undergo temperature checks and wear face coverings and they will participate in extensive training on new procedures
For more information about what Universal Orlando Resort is expecting to do in relation to keeping Guests safe, take a look at our article detailing what protocols were laid out for the Orange County Economic Task Force.
Universal’s CityWalk has been open since May 14.