Universal Orlando is open! Well, to Annual Passholders anyway. With our reporter on the ground we’ve already shared how the extensive health and safety measures look in the parks as well as how the virtual line system isn’t going so well.
As part of the new health and safety measures, many theme park fans will be irked to know that wearing a face mask is compulsory in both the Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure parks. At Volcano Bay water park, however, they’re merely recommended.
These guidelines don’t just stop at guests, however, as we’ve seen Universal employees and even show performers wearing masks as the parks ensure they adhere to CDC guidelines.
Universal performers wearing masks during show
Here’s some pictures that we snapped from the Harry Potter show, just outside Hogwarts Castle on Islands of Adventure.
As you can see, these proud sons of Durmstrang and elegant students of Beauxbatons have had to be extra cautious during their performance. It may be weird to see, but with the new health and safety procedures put in place to slow the virus, we’re going to have to get used to only seeing above the nose!
The Frog choir seem to be putting on an equally good show, in spite of the slightly distracting facial masks!
Universal Orlando health and safety measures
As a reminder, all guests and team members must stick to the following health and safety rules. These are taken directly from the Universal website:
When present, please stand on the floor markings until the group in front of you moves forward.
Avoid contact with people who are sick
Use hand sanitizer when required
At select locations including prior to boarding ride vehicles, guests will be required to use hand sanitizer.
Follow Team Member direction
Please follow directions from our team members and have patience as we work through these new operational procedures.
Face covering required
Everyone is required to wear a face covering during their visit.
Temperature check required
Temperature checks will be required upon arrival, and guests with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or greater will not be admitted.
Wash hands often
Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds.
Practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet (2 meters) between your travel party and others.
What do you think of these images? Will it take some of the magic away to see performers at Universal wearing face masks? Let us know in the comments below.