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.
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.