One thing we have learned trying to make our way through this “new normal” of staying safe during the pandemic, is that things are constantly being updated and modified. It is no different in the theme parks as Universal Orlando Resort has now updated their guidelines for face coverings while in the parks.
Of course, many have stayed the same. Guest are required to wear a face covering in the parks and if you do not have one, they have plenty you can purchase. However, children under the age of three are not required to wear a mask. Here are the guidelines as stated on their website:
A face covering must cover your nose and mouth, be secured under your chin and fit snugly against the sides of your face. They also need to be at least two-ply to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people. If you do not have a face covering, we have them available for purchase. Also, children under the age of three are not required to wear face coverings.
If you have a disability that prevents you from wearing a face covering, please contact Guest Services about our alternate accommodation, which is to wear a face shield during your visit. Face shields must cover your nose and mouth, wrap around the sides of your face, and extend to below your chin. Please note that face shields are not permitted on certain attractions, and guests will have to switch to a face covering for those experiences. Please refer to our Guide for Rider Safety and Accessibility for all ride requirements.
Here is some new wording recently added regarding what face coverings will be allowed in the parks:
What is considered an appropriate facial covering for my visit?
An appropriate face covering for a visit to Universal Orlando must fit the following criteria:
- Must cover your nose and mouth and be secured under your chin
- Must fit snugly against the sides of your face and be secured with ear loops or secured around your head
- Must be at least two-ply (consist of at least two layers)
The following are NOT permitted at Universal Orlando:
- Face coverings with exhalation valves
- Face coverings that are not secured with ear loops or secured around your head
- Face coverings that include mesh material or holes of any kind
- Costume masks or veils, per our costume guidelines
So as we get ready to hit the fun and excitement of Universal Orlando and Island of Adventure parks, keep in mind that we have to pack a few more things for the trip.
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