Universal Drops Face Mask Rule: Are You Ready for Disney to Do the Same?

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Big news coming out of Walt Disney World Resort’s neighboring competitor, Universal Orlando. Universal has announced they are dropping its current face mask rule.

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Previously, Universal Orlando’s face covering policy stated, “Face coverings are required for all Guests in all public indoor locations regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are optional when outdoors.” With COVID numbers on the decline in Central Florida, it seems like the Theme Park giant is ready for a change.

Now, we’re learning in a report from Orlando Sentinel, “Universal Orlando will no longer require fully vaccinated visitors to wear face masks indoors at its Resort starting Saturday (February 12, 2022).” The company confirmed they came to this decision “based on local trends and conditions.”

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This isn’t the first time Universal has pulled its indoor mask mandate, but we’re curious if it could be the last. And while Universal is still encouraging non-vaccinated Guests to wear a mask while indoors, they are not asking for proof of vaccination.

Meanwhile, Walt Disney World’s Resort face-covering policy remains, keeping the requirement to wear masks indoors and on all Disney transportation a must. Masks are however options for Guests while outdoors.

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Should Disney follow Universal Orlando’s lead and remove masks while indoors? We’ve heard both sides from Disney fans with some encouraging the use of masks indoors with COVID still lingering, while others are ready to drop masks altogether as cases decline in Orange County.

What are your thoughts on the matter? Are you ready for Walt Disney World to make the switch like Universal and drop its indoor mask policy as well? Let us know on Facebook.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.