COVID-19 vaccine now required to visit Universal Studios Hollywood per new mandate

by Brittani Tuttle

After last week’s update that masks would now be required both indoors and out, Universal Studios Hollywood has shared a new policy change related to COVID-19 safety.

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Announced via social media, guests ages 12 and up visiting Universal Studios Hollywood as of Oct. 7 must be prepared to show proof of full FDA or WHO-approved COVID-19 vaccination (a full 14 days after the final dose was administered), or a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of their visit before entering the theme park.

Guests ages 18 and above will also be required to show photo ID in addition to their proof of vaccination status. Universal also states that “verification will take place when required based on theme park attendance.”

As expected, guests will also be asked to continue to wear their face masks at all times when visit Universal Studios Hollywood, both indoors and outdoors, regardless of their vaccination status. At CityWalk, however, face masks are only required to be worn indoors.

This new policy sets a precedent for theme park safety unlike any we’ve seen so far. No other theme parks have made confirming vaccination status a requirement for entry. Six Flags Magic Mountain also resides in Los Angeles County, which has made this new mandate for theme parks, but has yet to announce any policy updates; we expect this to change at some point before Oct. 7.

What do you think of this new policy change? Do you mind having to bring your vaccination card or negative COVID-19 test results to the parks in order to visit? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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Rob September 29, 2021 - 9:41 pm

I’m fine with them requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter, but continuing to require masks indoor and out in addition to that is overkill. One or the other. Not both. Makes no sense.

Vinnie September 29, 2021 - 10:32 pm

Are they also checking fingerprints, birth certificates and requiring a DNA test?
This takes it too far for me!!
And I’m fully vaccinated and have been so for 5 months
And how random is it that masks are required everywhere in the theme park but only indoors at Citywalk???
Thank God this will never happen in the state of Florida

Maritza October 2, 2021 - 3:25 pm

Because the state of Florida with our bright governor deathsantis don’t care!!!!

Soto October 4, 2021 - 10:41 am

@Vinnie: “Thank God this will never happen in the state of Florida”
Ah Yes: we can now insert “Florida” into the face saving saying “Thank God for Mississippi!”

Tina M Griego September 30, 2021 - 8:59 am

That is why Florida has so many positives & deaths so stay in Florida PLEASE! If we all did our part this pandemic might end but when you have those who are only out for themselves its very annoying! I’m tired of following rules and others cry like babies cause they have to wear a mask. Do you not wear your seat belt? Quit living in kindergarten!

Jasmine October 8, 2021 - 5:27 pm

I’m offended…Kindergarteners know better because they listen and follow rules. Unlike these so called adults.

Jane September 30, 2021 - 5:45 pm

I think it’s a great idea even though the mask mandate is a bit much but you can also carry the virus while fully vaccinated so I can see where it makes sense…we need for this to stop spreading so I definitely am all in…in theme parks sports attraction etc so we can all feel safe.

tonya October 1, 2021 - 11:18 am

Vaccinated persons should not be required to where masks. I thought that was the purpose of getting the vaccination! The rules have changed and they are taking this way too far. Let us just live our lives!


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