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Face mask requirements have changed at U.S. theme parks

by Susan and Simon Veness

Face mask requirements are no longer in place at Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, and Busch Gardens parks across the U.S.

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Photo by Gene Duncan, photographer

On April 19, 2022 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) updated their face covering guidance due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Theme parks across the nation have updated their recommendations accordingly.

Face mask recommendations as of April 19, 2022

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. made the following statement:

Given recent guidance and trends, guests may now choose whether to wear a face covering on monorails and buses at Walt Disney World Resort, effectively immediately. It is recommended guests who are not fully vaccinated continue wearing a face covering in all indoor locations and enclosed transportation.

For a complete list of their current health and safety guidelines, click here.

Disneyland park in Anaheim, Calif. strongly recommends guests wear face masks while indoors.

For their current health and safety guidelines, click here.

Universal Studios Orlando, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay water park state:

Face coverings are optional for fully vaccinated guests. For guests who have not been vaccinated, face coverings are encouraged while indoors – including restaurants, shops, and indoor hotel public areas.

For Universal Resort’s current health and safety guidelines, click here.

Universal Studios Hollywood states:

Face coverings are strongly recommended for all guests indoors.

For Universal Studios Hollywood’s current health and safety guidelines, click here.

At SeaWorld parks across the nation, including SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica water park, Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and Adventure Island water parks, face coverings are recommended at all indoor locations.

For their current health and safety guidelines, click here.

Legoland Florida Resort has the following face mask recommendation:

As we continue our efforts to align with CDC guidance, we recommend that all guests wear face masks in all indoor locations at Legoland Florida Resort. We will rely on our theme park, water park, and hotel guests to accurately follow the guidelines. Face coverings are required for model citizens (employees) working in any indoor location across the resort and any who are not fully vaccinated, in accordance with CDC guidance.

For Legoland’s current health and safety guidelines, click here.

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