Universal Orlando no longer loading every other row on select rides

by Brittani Tuttle

Universal Orlando has confirmed via Twitter that they are no longer loading every other row on two of their rides.

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Photo courtesy of Universal Orlando

This confirmation came after a guest asked Universal Orlando on Twitter why they were no longer putting distance between parties on their rides:

Previously, separate parties were loaded every other row, ensuring that guests would be separated while riding. As of now, it appears that while guests won’t have to sit with strangers in the same row, they are no longer seated one row apart from other parties. In addition, plexiglass barriers have been added to offer additional separation between guests in the queues.

So far, this only applies to The Incredible Hulk Coaster and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit in order to accommodate guest demand and the rising attendance numbers that have been seen over the past week.

Guests are still required to wear face masks and undergo temperature checks when visiting Universal Orlando Resort. Social distancing is also still encouraged for guests when traveling through the parks, as well.

What do you think of this operational change? Would you still ride these roller coasters, even without the buffer row between you and another party? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.


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Robyn September 12, 2020 - 12:47 pm

I think that is a little extreme. If you’re taking temps, wearing masks and separating rows that should be sufficient.

Garriell September 13, 2020 - 8:30 am

You guys are doing too much. Just keep it the way it was. Next, you guys are going to say only wear mask on rides.


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