Depending on which theme park you visit in the Orlando area, you will realize that there are different rules no matter where you go. Because places like Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort are on private property, they are able to make up their own rules and regulations.
At Disney, you may notice that many Guests often film on attractions; however, at Universal, that does not happen as often. This is because Universal does not allow filming on attractions while Disney often does! At Universal, many attractions require Guests to empty their things into lockers, and so attractions even make Guests go through a metal detector such as Jurassic World VelociCoaster and Rip Ride Rockit at both Universal Studios Orlando and Islands of Adventure.
If you do try to get sneaky and film on an attraction, we would suggest against that impulse as Team Members are always watching. In a recent TikTok rf6295 (@bigheadbiddiee) posted a video of what happens when you do try and sneak your phone onto an attraction.
As we can see in the video below, once the Guests’ attraction vehicle makes it to the top of the lift in Jurassic Park River Adventure, a Team Member comes over the speaker asking Guests to not record. When the Guest does not listen, the Team Member calls out the specific location in which they are sitting and once again tells them to stop recording. The video ends shortly after.
Jurassic Park employees always be in the look out 👀 #HoldMyMilk #jurassicpark #universalstudiosorlando
It is important to recognize that all of the rules put in place are fully enforceable by Universal Orlando Resort, and Guests who fail to comply can end up removed from the Parks. It seems that the two warnings that were given on this ride were enough to have the Guest put their phone away, but if they did not listen, things could have gotten much worse.
At the moment, Universal is also enforcing mask mandates. As of December 24, 2021 mask mandates returned to Universal Orlando Resort while indoors, on queues, and on attractions.
Universal describes Jurassic World River Adventure as:
It’s Lunchtime and You’re on the Menu.
One minute, you’re gliding along in your raft. The next, you’re face to face with a giant T. rex. There’s nowhere to turn. He’s bearing down on you and your only escape from his razor sharp teeth is to take the pitch-black plunge before you. Did we mention it’s an 85-foot drop?
If you need to learn more on the rules and regulations at Universal Orlando Resort, click here.
What do you think of Universal’s no filming rule?