NEWS! Universal Orlando Has Updated Their Official Face Mask Policy

As theme parks around Central Florida reopen, health and safety measurements are being assessed and updated as necessary. Already, we’ve seen various rules and regulations be modified or made clearer, specifically involving face masks.

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At Universal Orlando, the face mask policy has been spelled out on their website, which includes verbiage on what is considered a face mask and when guests must keep them on.

The first part of Universal’s face mask policy clarifies what is considered an approved face covering, and what is not. Approved face coverings must cover your nose and mouth, cannot contain exhalation valves, and must be secured with ear loops or with ties around one’s head.

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The official face mask policy on Universal’s website goes on to state, “Guests must wear face coverings at all times, unless they are actively eating or drinking, and they must also be socially distanced from other travel parties while consuming their food or beverage.”

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This rule then does not explicitly state that a guest must remain stationary, which is in stark contrast to Disney World’s policy, which states that guests must be stationary and cannot eat or drink while walking around the park.

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Disney is taking extra measures to drive home their policy on remaining stationary. As recently as today, we have seen Cast Members walking through the parks with signage reiterating this policy.

Cast Member with face mask signage

We will continue to monitor the various face mask policies at theme parks around Central Florida and will provide any updates we see as we hear about them!

Have you visited either Disney World or Universal Orlando since they have reopened? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

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3 Replies to “NEWS! Universal Orlando Has Updated Their Official Face Mask Policy”

  1. This is a joke. I am an annual pass holder at Universal Studios and IOA. They expect us to follow their mandate of wearing masks outside or indoors meanwhile they are not following their own requirement of limited capacity. I was at the parks this past weekend and it was so bad. Completely packed.

  2. Hi Molly! Replaced our triennial Disney trip with a visit to Universal. First time there and while the masks were brutal (we wore them religiously)in the heat the place was great and we had a wonderful time. We stayed at the Lowes royal Pacific, and with the benefit of their version of fast pass experienced no lines except for the Hogwarts express. No plexiglass separators there but people were very aware of their locations and in the end we all (7 of us ages 67 to 9) came home healthy. Eating choices do not compare with disney but we were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the place and quality of the rides. My sense from watching your videos is that disney is more strict about behaviors than Universal…my son wore a gaiter the entire time.
    Keep up the Disney the midst of my disappointment this year they are keeping me going!👍

  3. We went to Epcot last Saturday and it was almost empty. There were people enjoying food and wine but I didn’t see anybody taking advantage of the policy and walking around with a drink pretending to be drinking just to keep mask off. On contrary most people pulled mask down took a sip them immediately remasked!