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


Updated August 20, 2021

It’s official: Orlando’s theme parks are back! 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.

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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.)

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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

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

Beginning July 30, face coverings are required for all guests (ages 2 and up) while indoors and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all attractions. Face coverings are optional for all guests in outdoor common areas, outdoor attractions, outdoor queues and outdoor theaters.

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

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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.

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Updated Safety Guidelines for Your Upcoming Trip

Universal Orlando Resort encourages all guests to follow CDC guidelines and local directives to wear face coverings while indoors. Face coverings are optional while outdoors. Universal Orlando also encourages all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties, and remains focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards.

Here are the latest safety updates for your visit:

  • Universal Orlando encourages all guests — regardless of vaccination status — to wear face coverings while indoors
  • Universal Orlando does not require proof of vaccinations
  • Universal Orlando encourages all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties
  • Universal Orlando remains focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards

Each guest must confirm the following before visiting:

  • You are not feeling sick or experiencing flu-like symptoms such as Fever and/or
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Chills
    • Muscle pain
    • Sore throat
    • New loss of taste or smell
  • You have not been in contact with someone with known or suspected COVID-19 symptoms
  • You are not under any self-quarantine orders

If you cannot confirm all of the above, you must refrain from visiting.

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 waist deep in the water underneath a waterfall at Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove®, Part of SeaWorld® Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando’s theme park, Aquatica® Orlando and Discovery Cove® are open. The safety of guests, Ambassadors and animals in their care remains SeaWorld Orlando’s top priority. SeaWorld's current protocols include the following.

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Face Coverings

Consistent with CDC guidance, SeaWorld recommends that guests wear face coverings while indoors at SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando and Discovery Cove. Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests while outdoors. SeaWorld will not require proof of vaccine but asks guests to respectfully comply with their revised policy. Face masks are required for employees indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated employees are also required to wear them outside, and employees are required to submit proof of vaccination.

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.

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

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LEGOLAND Florida’s theme park and water park have reopened, and their onsite hotels are also open. LEGOLAND’s health and safety measures include the following.

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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.

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 recommends the use of face masks in public places. Social distancing is also 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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