Universal Orlando Removes Outdoor Mask Mandates

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Now that Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has announced that the county will no longer be mandating masks outdoors, Universal Orlando has just changed the policy on their website as well.

Universal Orlando Mask Rules

The rules now state that face coverings will not be mandatory while outdoors. However, they will be required indoors and on all attractions.

Here are the updated rules:

We’re excited to enhance your Universal experience with the latest safety updates from local health and government officials.

  • Face coverings are not mandatory while outdoors.
  • Face coverings are still required in all indoor locations including shops and restaurants.
  • Face coverings are required at all attractions—from the moment the queue begins until the exit of the experience.
  • Guests must still provide their own face covering.
  • Social Distancing between travel parties remains at three feet (1 meter).

With summer coming this might be a welcome relief from the outdoor heat.

I have also been told by our correspondent John S. that Volcano Bay will no longer be requiring the masks.

Since Volcano Bay is an outdoor experience, face coverings are not mandatory. As a reminder, for the safety or our guests, face coverings are not permitted on slides and in pools.

At the time of this article Walt Disney World has not yet made any changes to the mask policy. But CEO Bob Chapek alluded to possible changes to the mask policy coming later this summer, during the Investor call yesterday.

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