Legoland Florida Resort has been the one major theme park to not require all their guests wear face masks. With a new city ordinance, that’s now changed, but their rules are still less stringent than Central Florida’s other parks.
City commissioners of Winter Haven, Fla., where Legoland Florida is located, announced that this new emergency ordinance will go into effect today, July 14, at 5 p.m. The ordinance requires people to wear face coverings in any indoor location other than their home when social distancing is not possible. Those who do not comply are subject to a fine of $150.
Children under the age of 8, people who have an existing health condition, and those who work at a business but do not come in contact with others are among those exempt from this ordinance, however.
Now, when visiting Legoland Florida, all guests ages 8 and older are required to wear face coverings inside all indoor areas and attractions — with inside areas including indoor rides and attractions, restrooms, changing rooms, theaters, and restaurants when not actively eating.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own face masks from home, but the resort will continue to provide complimentary masks to those who need one.
Over the past couple of weeks, Florida has seen a massive increase in COVID-19 cases, with multiple days of record numbers. According to 10 Tampa Bay, there are 7,630 total positive cases in Polk County and 141 deaths. Winter Haven is the second city in the county to issue this kind of ordinance.
As for the other major theme parks in Central Florida, both Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have required face masks for all guests ages 2 and up and 3 and up, respectively. These rules were in place at the parks before Orange County, Fla. made it mandatory.
You can learn more about the health and safety precautions in place at Legoland Florida Resort here.