Anyone planning to visit Walt Disney World and Universal Studios in Orlando will no longer be required to wear a mask if fully vaccinated.

As of June 15, face coverings at Disney World will not be mandated for vaccinated visitors in most areas of the parks with the exception of transportation such as Disney buses, monorail and the Skyliner. 


However, non-vaccinated guests must still wear masks throughout Disney’s attractions, indoor locations and on transportation—even though proof of vaccination is not required. Visitors will also begin to see relaxed social distancing restrictions including in shops, restaurants, lines, rides and transportation hubs. 

At Universal Studios, the theme park just started operating at full capacity and recently stopped temperature screeningsreduced social distancing guidelines and removed its mask mandate.


While Disney is still operating at limited admission, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek plans to see capacity increase to 100 percent by the fall. Chapek also suggests that these new guidelines are an indication that business is getting back to normal. 


Good news for the kiddos
Despite many experiences such as shows and parades still having limited availability or remaining closed, Disney’s nighttime “Happily Ever After” spectacular at Magic Kingdom will resume July 1. Families can now take in the famous firework finale at Cinderella’s castle complete with light projections and favorite Disney sing-a-longs. The “EPCOT Forever” pyrotechnics display above World Showcase Lagoon also resumes July 1.


In other good news, Universal Studios also unleashed its new ride on June 10. The Jurassic World VelociCoaster at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure catapults riders 155 feet into the air that races a Velociraptor pack at an insane speed of up to 70 mph. The high-octane ride takes guests on a fully immersive thrill ride filled with 360-degree twists, turns and inversions.


Know before you go:
Check the Walt Disney World website ahead of your trip for all the latest COVID updates.  

Click here for more COVID-19 travel guidelines in and out of Florida.

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