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SeaWorld parks eliminate temperature checks, reduce physical distance to 3 feet

by Brittani Tuttle

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens theme parks have updated their health and safety protocols to no longer require temperature checks for guests, as well as reduced physical distancing requirements from six to three feet.

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Both of these changes appear to be the same across all of SeaWorld’s parks, though SeaWorld San Diego and Busch Gardens Williamsburg’s websites still list physical distancing requirements as six feet. You can read the full statement from SeaWorld announcing the changes below:

At SeaWorld, we are committed to the health & safety of our employees, guests, and the animals in our care. We have continued to review and evolve our health and safety procedures in order to promote a safe environment for our guests and employees, while still providing them with fun and memorable experiences.

We have updated our guidelines to remove temperature screenings for our guests. Our parks continue to operate with enhanced health and safety measures, including limited capacity, reservations, physical distancing, enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures, and face covering requirements.

Based on authoritative guidance, we will be altering physical distancing protocols in certain locations within the parks from six to three feet. Our expansive outdoor, open-air grounds create natural physical distancing. The additional space will allow more access to venues, while giving guests the opportunity to maintain appropriate physical distancing

Official statement from SeaWorld

At this time, there will be no changes made to the reservation system in place to visit the parks; face masks will also still be required. This announcement comes not long after similar changes were made at Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World Resort.

To check out the specific health guidelines for each SeaWorld and Busch Gardens park, visit SeaWorld.com and BuschGardens.com.

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