Orlando’s world-famous theme parks are reopening, and we have details on what to expect (Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort pictured).

Updated June 16, 2021

It’s official: Orlando’s theme parks are reopening! Here’s what you can expect during your next visit to Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, including information about their modified operations and new safety and sanitization procedures designed to help protect you and your family, such as enhanced cleanliness, face-mask policies, social-distancing measures and more.

Learn more: Orlando Attraction Openings

Keep scrolling to see what’s happening at all of our theme parks, or click your favorite theme park operator’s name to view their info now:

This blog will be updated as details change, so check back often!

Walt Disney World® Resort

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando

At Walt Disney World Resort, Magic Kingdom® ParkDisney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme ParkEpcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Disney's Blizzard Beach® Water Park are open, as are Disney Springs® and select Disney hotels. Disney's Typhoon Lagoon® Water Park is closed. Disney's Park Hopper option is available, inviting guests to visit more than one park per day with an eligible ticket, package or annual pass. (Some modifications will apply.)

Learn more: Disney Springs Now Open

Designed to promote cleanliness, physical distancing and reduced contact, new measures at Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks include:

Park Reservation System & Ticket Sales

Park attendance is managed through the new Disney Park Pass reservation system, which is available for guests with a Disney Resort hotel reservation and valid theme park admission (including Annual Passes) linked in My Disney Experience. To enter a park, both a reservation and valid admission for the same park on the same date will be required. You can make a reservation here.

Modified Experiences

Upon reopening, Walt Disney World’s theme parks, hotels, restaurants and other offerings, including FastPass+ and dining reservations, may be modified, limited in capacity, and subject to availability or closure. Attractions, experiences, services and amenities may have limited availability or may remain closed.

Robust Sanitation & Cleaning Measures

Walt Disney World’s enhanced measures include defined cycles for frequent cleaning and disinfection of targeted areas (both indoors and outdoors), easy access to handwashing facilities and hand-sanitizer dispensers, and training for Cast Members with ongoing reinforcement, among other provisions.

Face Coverings

Required in many areas for guests who are not fully vaccinated. Optional for fully vaccinated guests except on transportation.

Use of Helpful Technology Recommended

Walt Disney World Resort’s My Disney Experience app offers mobile order service for dining, scannable codes for select restaurant menus, and online check-in at Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

For more information about Walt Disney World Resort’s reopening, click here.

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Universal Orlando Resort

Two girls walking across a splash pad at Universal Citywalk Orlando
Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Studios FloridaUniversal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay are open, as are Universal CityWalk and select Universal Orlando Resort hotels.

Learn more: Universal CityWalk Now Open

Updated Safety Guidelines for Your Upcoming Trip

Universal Orlando Resort is excited to enhance your experience with the latest safety updates from local health and government officials.

  • Face coverings are not required for vaccinated individuals.
  • Non-vaccinated individuals are asked to wear face coverings in all indoor locations including shops and restaurants, as well as at all attractions.
  • Guests must still provide their own face covering.
  • Social distancing between travel parties remains at 3 feet (1 meter).

Other measures include:

Increased Sanitation

All guests and Team Members are asked to wash their hands often. Furthermore, guests will be required to use hand sanitizer at select locations. Universal Orlando has also increased their already-aggressive cleaning and disinfection procedures and is frequently cleaning all high-touch surfaces.

Follow Floor Markings & Team Member Directions

When present, please stand on the floor markings until the group in front of you moves forward. Guests are also asked to follow all directions from Team Members.

For more information about Universal Orlando Resort’s reopening, click here.

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SeaWorld® Orlando

Two girls playing in a waterfall at Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove®, Part of SeaWorld® Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando’s theme park, Aquatica® Orlando and Discovery Cove® are open. SeaWorld's current protocols include:

Reservation System

To manage capacity, guests with tickets, Fun Cards or Annual Passes must make a reservation prior to visiting SeaWorld’s parks. You’ll need to bring your reservation eticket and your original ticket, Fun Card or Annual Pass to the front gate to gain entry. SeaWorld’s reservation system will open on June 8.

Cleaning & Sanitation

To protect the health and safety of guests and employees, SeaWorld will significantly increase both the frequency of cleaning for all key areas of the parks, including employee spaces, and the number of hand sanitization stations across each park, especially in high-contact areas. Self-service buffets have also been reconfigured to reduce the number of high-frequency touch points, and cutlery and condiments will be provided to guests with their meal, or on request, rather than left in open areas.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are no longer required for guests at SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Discovery Cove who are fully vaccinated in accordance with CDC guidance. SeaWorld will not require proof of vaccine but asks guests to respectfully comply with their revised policy.

Physical Distancing

To promote proper physical distancing throughout the parks, SeaWorld will install signage and markings throughout guest areas (including on the ground) to identify appropriate, 6-foot physical distancing. Lounge chair seating will be modified to maintain physical distancing, and plexi-glass will be installed in high-traffic or close-contact areas to maintain a physical barrier. SeaWorld will also encourage contactless payments.

Employee Sick Policy & Training

SeaWorld will require employees to stay home if they are feeling sick, and to follow the most current CDC guidance for self-isolation and symptom-free periods before returning to work. SeaWorld employees will also receive COVID-19-specific training to cover all new enhanced park operating procedures, including the most current guidance from the CDC and other health advisors.

For more information about SeaWorld Orlando’s reopening, click here.

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LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

a young boy wearing sunglasses and smiling

LEGOLAND Florida’s theme park and water park have reopened, and their onsite hotels are also open. With the health and safety of guests and Model Citizens being paramount, LEGOLAND’s health and safety measures include:

Enhanced Cleaning Measures

LEGOLAND has introduced enhanced cleaning measures that seek to disinfect high-frequency touch points, such as tables and chairs, service counters, LEGO® Bricks, ride restraints, door handles, and more. They have also introduced a large number of hygiene stations and hand sanitizer dispensers for guests to use, with locations included in LEGOLAND’s mobile app.

Additionally, self-service buffets have been reconfigured to reduce the number of high-frequency touch points, and cutlery and condiments will now be provided to guests with their meal, or on request, rather than left in open areas. 

Social Distancing

LEGOLAND has introduced new measures to encourage and maintain social distancing within attraction queues and other areas. Clear markers have been installed to help guests keep 3 feet of distance between groups. Model Citizens will also monitor the queues to ensure that social distancing is being maintained.

New Signage

New information signage throughout LEGOLAND includes key safety messages and instructions.

Payment Modifications

LEGOLAND Florida will no longer accept cash, so prepared to make on-site payments using a credit or debit card.

For more information about LEGOLAND Florida Resort’s reopening, click here.

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Please note: Any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19, and there is no guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. Additionally, Orange County requires the use of face masks in public places, with some exceptions. Social distancing is also strongly encouraged per CDC recommendations. Some images on the website do not reflect current versions of the experiences or updated operational or safety guidelines.

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