On the heels of a nearly identical announcement from Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando has announced that they will be dropping temperature checks for guests, effective tomorrow.

What’s Happening:

  • Literal moments after a similar announcement was made by the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando announced that they would be dropping temperature checks for guests.
  • Since the resort reopened last summer, guests entering the resort were required to go through temperature checks, whether it be outside of the parking garages, or any of the onsite resorts. Guests must pass through theses checks to gain access to Citywalk, and eventually Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
  • Effective tomorrow, this procedure is no longer required per an announcement from Universal Orlando: “The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. We continue to review the CDC guidelines and work with local health officials as we update our health and safety protocols.”
  • Unique to Universal’s announcement (as of press time), is that they are also dropping the social distancing markers implemented in queues throughout the park from an earlier advised six feet, down to three feet between parties.
  • At this time, the announcement only affects temperature checks and distancing markers. Facial coverings are still required, and other guidelines implemented since the parks reopened are still in effect. This announcement also applies only to Universal Orlando Resort, this does not affect Universal Studios Hollywood.

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