NEWS: Universal Orlando is Encouraging (But Not Requiring) Face Masks Indoors

There have been several changes to health and safety measures over the last year.


After theme parks like Universal Orlando and Disney World relaxed their mask policies earlier this summer, we are starting to see them change again. Disney World recently announced that masks would be required indoors again, but now there has been an update for Universal Orlando’s theme parks.

According to the Universal website guests will not be required to wear face masks indoors at Universal Orlando, but they are encouraging guests to follow the latest CDC guidelines. The CDC now recommends that all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in high-risk areas.

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Universal Orlando will require Team Members working indoors to wear a face mask. Universal said in a statement to WESH that “The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority.”


These updates come after Orange County, Florida declared a state of emergency due to the uprise in COVID-19 cases. Orange County, where Universal and Disney World are located, has been reporting nearly 1,000 new COVID-19 cases daily.

That’s a Lot of People!

We’ll continue to keep you updated on the latest regarding face mask policies in theme parks.

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5 Replies to “NEWS: Universal Orlando is Encouraging (But Not Requiring) Face Masks Indoors”

  1. I did not renew our AP’s with Disney. They are waffling so much on policy and it’s ridiculous and annoying. We will purchase AP at Universal this time. Much better atmosphere and consistent overall. Excited to become a Passholder there, maybe as a Christmas present to the fam’s- so give us Florida residents some good deals on that this Holiday season Universal! 🙂

  2. Universal is not as scared as Disney. While Disney imposes draconian restrictions with no science backing it up, Universal will be counting their money. Disney will raise prices on everything to make up for the loss. That seems to be their business plan. No perks because of covid; same prices.