Healthy Travel & What's Open
Businesses, health experts and local governments are working together to ensure your health and safety while visiting our destination. Below, you’ll find trusted, up-to-date information about our theme parks, attractions, hotels, restaurants and more, including details about the vigorous standards being used to protect you.
We know you’re eager to travel, and we also understand that the safety of your family and friends is your most important consideration. Visit with confidence knowing that Orlando’s wide-open spaces and expansive theme park and hotel properties give you plenty of room to spread out. More importantly, our businesses are working hard to provide you with peace of mind by employing enhanced safety procedures and formal programs that follow guidelines from the CDC and health officials.
These businesses include trusted theme park brands such as Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando. Trusted hoteliers like Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, and Rosen Hotels & Resorts. And trusted restaurants that range from national brands to world-famous celebrity chefs — not to mention attractions, retailers and much more.
As you start planning adventures in Orlando, be sure to reach our expert Vacation Guides via phone at +1 (407) 363-5872 and Live Chat, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET. We can also help you save on everything you want to experience with discount tickets on theme parks, attractions and more. We look forward to welcoming you back to Orlando!
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Local and state health officials encourage all residents and visitors follow CDC travel recommendations.
Wear Cloth Face Covering
Wash Your Hands Often
Practice Social Distancing
Avoid Sick Individuals
What’s Open & Healthy Travel Practices in Orlando
Start here to discover what’s open in Orlando and how our theme parks, attractions, hotels, restaurants and other businesses are following CDC, state and county guidelines to help ensure your safety during your visit. Please note that Orange County requires the use of face masks in public places, with select exceptions. Additionally, social distancing is strongly encouraged per CDC recommendations. This page will be updated as new details become available, so be sure to check back often.
Orange County is also working to keep visitors and residents safe with a new initiative, #DoYourPartORL. Driven by the Orlando community’s belief that we are all safer and stronger together, the new campaign outlines the promises and measures our businesses are taking, and that residents and visitors are being asked to take, in order to protect each other. These pledges include:
- Wearing face masks in public (and for business owners, requiring their use by employees and customers)
- Maintaining social distance and avoiding physical contact with others wherever possible
- Practicing good hygiene
- Staying home when we’re sick
When we all do our part, we can work together to achieve the shared goal of health and happiness for everyone! Visit the #DoYourPartORL website to learn more.
Theme parks in Orlando have reopened with reduced maximum capacity and other protections, including:
- Walt Disney World® Resort (Open): Magic Kingdom® Park, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios®, Disney Springs®, Disney’s BoardWalk and select hotels. Reservations are required at theme parks. Water parks are closed. Experience Updates & Reservation Information
- Universal Orlando Resort (Open): Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal CityWalk and select hotels. Starting Sept. 8, Universal’s Volcano Bay will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Welcome Back
- SeaWorld® Orlando (Open): Theme park, Aquatica® Orlando and Discovery Cove®. Reservations are required. Additionally, Discovery Cove is closed Tuesdays through Thursdays (with some exceptions). Health & Safety Commitments & Reservation Information for SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove
- LEGOLAND® Florida Resort (Open): Theme park and water park. Operations Update
Learn more: Orlando’s Theme Parks Welcome You Back
- 7D Dark Ride Adventure
- Adventure Island
- Aerophile at Disney Springs
- Aloma Bowl
- America's Escape Game
- Andretti's Indoor Karting & Games
- Arcade City Orlando
- BATL | The Backyard Axe Throwing League
- Boardwalk Bowl
- Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
- Canaveral Lighthouse Tours
- Capone’s Dinner & Show
- Chocolate Kingdom — Interactive Factory Adventure Tour
- City Sightseeing Orlando
- Congo River Golf & Exploration Co. (multiple locations)
- Crayola Experience
- Dinosaur World
- Disney’s Fantasia Gardens and Fairway Miniature Golf
- Epic Axe Throwing
- The Escape Effect
- The Escape Game Orlando
- Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral
- Fun Spot America
- Gray Line Orlando
- ICON Park™ Orlando
- iFLY Orlando Indoor Skydiving
- Island H2O Live!
- Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
- K1 Speed Orlando
- Kings Dining & Entertainment
- Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards
- Machine Gun America
- Madame Tussauds Orlando
- Magical Midway
- Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament
- Nona Adventure Park
- Old Town
- Orlando StarFlyer
- Pirates Dinner Adventure
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
- SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium
- Splitsville Luxury Lanes at Disney Springs® West Side
- Topgolf Orlando
- VR Territory Orlando
- Wall Crawl
- The Wheel at ICON Park
- WonderWorks Orlando
Accommodations for every budget are open throughout Orange County with more on the way, including full-service resorts where you can enjoy themed water playgrounds, lazy rivers, expansive outdoor recreation areas, exceptional service and other enticing extras. In addition to offering plenty of room to spread out thanks to open vistas and reduced crowds, our hotels and resorts are keeping your health and safety top of mind with robust cleanliness procedures that go above and beyond current CDC guidelines.
Add in special offers from our hotels and resorts, and you’re set for an unforgettable getaway in the Theme Park Capital of the World — named by TravelPulse.com as the No. 1 staycation destination in Florida.
Learn more: Escape to Orlando and Stay With Confidence
For details about individual properties, check our Places to Stay page. Enhanced health and safety protocols being employed by Orlando’s hoteliers include the following initiatives and programs:
- Airbnb (Vacation Rentals): Enhanced Cleaning Initiative
- B Hotels & Resorts: Committed to Cleanliness
- Best Western: We Care Clean
- Extended Stay America: STAY Confident
- Choice Hotels (including Comfort, Clarion Hotels, Econo Lodge and more): Commitment to Clean Initiative
- Drury Hotels: Travel Happy® Again — Clean + Safe
- Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: Lead With Care
- Hilton Worldwide (including Waldorf Astoria, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hampton by Hilton, and more): Hilton CleanStay With Lysol Protection and Hilton EventReady
- Hyatt: Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment
- IHG (including Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and more): IHG Clean Promise
- Loews Hotels & Co. (including Universal Orlando Resort properties): Safety & Well-Being Protocols
- Marriott International (including JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, SpringHill Suites and more): Commitment to Clean
- Meliá Hotels International: Stay Safe With Meliá
- Omni Hotels & Resorts: Omni Safe & Clean
- Red Roof Inn: Red Roof RediClean
- Rosen Hotels & Resorts: Rosen’s Total Commitment
- Sonesta Hotels and Resorts: Stay Safe With Sonesta
- Universal Orlando Resort Hotels: Hotel Safety Video and Safety FAQs
- Walt Disney World® Resort Hotels: Know Before You Go
- VRBO (Vacation Rentals): Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection of Vacation Rentals
- Westgate Resorts: WestgateCARES
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts: Count on Us Health & Safety Protocols
Restaurants & Nightlife
Throughout Orange County, restaurants, bars, lounges, nightclubs, concert halls and movie theaters are permitted to operate at 50% of maximum building occupancy. Restaurants and bars may also offer unlimited outdoor seating for taking advantage of Orlando’s exceptional sunshine and weather. Restaurants and bars are required to keep a minimum distance of 6 feet between tables (both indoors and outdoors), and parties are limited to 10 people or fewer. (Restaurant reservations are encouraged, as occupancy limits will not be exceeded.)
Additional requirements for restaurants hosting patrons include:
- Single-serve condiments are used when possible. If full-size containers are used, they must be cleaned after each use.
- Buffets, salad bars and drink stations are not permitted.
- High-touch locations such as seating areas, counters, doorknobs and bathrooms must be frequently disinfected.
- Menus should be disinfected between each use or offered in a no-touch form such as message boards, online or as a printed disposable.
From Aug. 28 – Oct. 4, nearly 80 top Orlando restaurants are offering three-course, prix-fixe dinners for just $35 per person during Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining®, including dine-in (with al fresco options at select locations), take-out and delivery. Additionally, $1 of every meal served will benefit Feed the Need Florida, which works to feed those who are struggling to access food during the COVID-19 crisis.
For details about in-person and virtual events in the area, go to Visit Orlando’s Events Calendar.
All modes of transportation are open in Orange County and throughout the State of Florida, including air travel at Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), rental cars, taxis, ride-share services, buses and commuter rail. Public-transportation providers such as SunRail and Lynx are operating with modified service schedules, and the International Drive area’s I-Ride Trolley will temporarily pause operations beginning Aug. 30. Additionally, public-transportation providers must employ appropriate social distancing and sanitation measures and are operating with reduced fleet availability.
Orlando International Airport has taken steps to further enhance the safety of travelers and airport employees by requiring that all 22,000 badged airport employees wear facial coverings inside airport public areas. Badged personnel will also maintain social distancing, as directed by the CDC, wherever practicable. Additionally, MCO has added personal protective equipment (PPE) vending machines that give the traveling public easy access to a variety of face masks, hand sanitizers and similar equipment. Learn more.
For additional operational information from Orlando’s transportation providers, including details about enhanced cleaning and safety measures, reference the links below:
- Orlando International Airport: Operational Update
- Orlando Sanford International Airport: COVID-19 Monitoring
- Mears Transportation: Operational Updates
- SunRail: Safety Measures
- Lynx: COVID-19 Information
- Enterprise: Complete Clean Pledge
- Hertz: Gold Standard Clean
- Alamo: Complete Clean Pledge
- Avis: Safety Pledge
- Uber: Coronavirus Health and Safety Guidance
- Lyft: Latest on COVID-19
All Florida highways are open, and toll transponders such as E-Pass and SunPass are being accepted.
Stores and shopping centers in Orange County and throughout the State of Florida are currently permitted to operate at 50% of maximum building occupancy. Furthermore, retailers must employ appropriate social distancing and sanitation measures.
At present time, The Florida Mall®, Orlando International Premium Outlets®, Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets®, Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores and The Mall at Millenia are open. However, while the mall properties are open, several retailers at each location have chosen to remain closed. Check with your favorite stores for details about their current operating hours.
Simon, which operates The Florida Mall, Orlando International Premium Outlets and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, has released details about what they’re doing to keep shoppers safe, as has The Mall at Millenia.
Outdoor Sports & Recreation
Most Orange County public parks and trails are open, providing excellent opportunities to have fun and enjoy Orlando’s great weather. However, amenities such as playground equipment are closed. Check with Orange County for details about your favorite public parks.
Additionally, many state parks in Florida are open, including local state parks such as Wekiwa Springs, Blue Spring and De Leon Springs. Check with the State of Florida for information about your preferred state parks.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus in Lake Nona is open. The Amway Center, Camping World Stadium and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort are closed to the public. Most local golf courses are open but check with your favorite greens for their current hours of operation.
The following outdoor and ecotourism venues are open. Please check their website for hours of operation.
- Airboat Rides at Midway
- Adventures in Florida
- BK Adventure
- Black Hammock Adventures & Airboat Rides
- Boggy Creek Airboat Adventures
- Bok Tower Gardens
- Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
- Daytona International Speedway
- Get Up & Go Kayaking
- Giraffe Ranch
- Harry P. Leu Gardens
- Hidden Palms Ranch & Trail Rides
- Indian River Queen & Island Boat Lines
- Kings Landing
- Kissimmee Swamp Tours
- Kraft Azalea Garden
- Manatee Tour by Crystal River Watersports
- Marsh Landing Adventures
- Mead Botanical Garden
- Nona Adventure Park
- Orlando Balloon Rides
- Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park
- Orlando Watersports Complex
- Paddleboard Orlando
- Revolution Adventures
- Rooterville Animal Sanctuary
- Safari Wilderness Ranch
- Showcase of Citrus
- Spirit of the Swamp Airboat Rides
- USTA National Campus
- Walt Disney World® Fishing
- Wekiva Island
- West Orange Trail
- Wild Florida (drive thru safari only)
- Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour
Limited partial openings are available at the following parks located in Central Florida. Learn more on Visit Orlando's blog. Please visit individual parks’ websites for information.
Arts & Culture
The following museums, galleries and cultural venues have reopened or will soon (as noted) with new safety and sanitization measures. Please check their website for hours of operation:
- Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
- Art & History Museums — Maitland
- Bronze Kingdom: African Art Gallery — Museum
- The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
- Enzian Theater
- Haitian Museum of Orlando
- Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida
- The Mennello Museum of American Art
- Orange County Regional History Center & Heritage Square Park
- Orlando Museum of Art
- Orlando Science Center
- SAK Comedy Lab
- Snap! Space
- Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts
Orlando's Official Visitor Center
Visit Orlando's Official Visitor Center on International Drive is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Please note all employees and visitors are required to wear a mask and follow social distancing while inside the Center, and only credit card payments will be accepted. Our Vacation Guides are also available via phone at +1 (407) 363-5872 and Live Chat Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Orange County Convention Center
Large-scale events have returned to the Orange County Convention Center. If you need assistance with rescheduling a convention or booking a future event, submit your question here or call +1 (407) 541-4251.
The Orange County Convention Center has also enacted its Recovery and Resiliency Plan, which uses a three-pronged strategy to safeguard clients, attendees and employees:
- Implementing the OCCC's Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines,
- GBAC Star Accreditation, and
- Collaborating with Orlando Health — a premier, established healthcare system — to create a groundbreaking medical concierge program.
The Orlando Health collaboration is the first of its kind in the convention and trade show industry. Through it, Orlando Health will provide personalized medical services and resources to all meetings and conventions held at the convention center through 2020, giving convention groups direct access to medical collaboration, planning and support.
Services for conventions will include customized medical plan guidance, an on-site medical expert, 24/7 medical concierge services through Orlando Health’s Virtual Visit, direct access to PPE for attendees, medical advisory services to the event’s host hotels and transportation vendors, and medically certified communication materials. It’s the latest example of the extraordinary regional partnerships the OCCC has in Orange County with medical partners and leisure and hospitality sectors.
The OCCC’s GBAC STAR accreditation provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous sanitation protocols. In short, it is recognized as the gold standard of safe venues.
The plan was developed in accordance with policy recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Orange County government, and state and federal mandates. Relying on the best available data, science and research, it will provide an excellent road map to ramping up operations at one of our county's biggest economic engines.
As part of the Recovery and Resiliency plan, the following guidelines now pertain to all OCCC employees and Service Partners:
The OCCC Event Manager will work with the Event Planner on the guidelines for specific event participants, trade shows and conventions. In public areas, practice physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet away from other groups of people while standing in lines, using elevators or moving around the property. Table rounds, chairs, seating areas and other physical layouts will be arranged to ensure appropriate distancing. Employees will be reminded not to touch their faces and to practice physical distancing by standing at least 6 feet away from guests and other employees whenever possible. All meeting rooms will comply with, or exceed, local or state mandated occupancy limits. Non-contracted spaces will be monitored by security. No handshakes.
Hand sanitizer dispensers, touchless whenever possible, will be placed at key guest and employee entrances and contact areas such as reception areas, entrances, stairs, and elevator and escalator landings in OCCC public spaces.
Public Spaces and Communal Front-of-the-House Areas
The OCCC Environmental Services staff conducts daily cleaning of all door handles throughout the campus. The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been increased in all public spaces with an emphasis on frequent contact surfaces including countertops, escalators, elevators and elevator buttons, vending machines, door handles, public bathrooms, ATMs, stair and escalator handrails, dining surfaces, all seating areas, and tables.
Health and hygiene reminders will be placed throughout the property including the proper way to wear, handle and dispose of masks. Table cards and electronic signs will also be used for messaging and communication.
The frequency of cleaning and sanitizing will be increased in high-traffic, back-of-house areas, with an emphasis on the employee break rooms, employee entrances, control rooms, employee restrooms, loading docks, offices, kitchens, service desks and training classrooms.
Signage will be posted throughout the property reminding employees of the proper way to wear, handle and dispose of masks, appropriate use of gloves (in positions deemed appropriate by medical experts), hand-washing guidance, appropriate sneezing and coughing protocols, and reminders to not touch their face.
If we are alerted to a presumptive case of COVID-19 at the OCCC, we will work with the Florida Department of Health to follow the appropriate actions recommended.
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