SeaWorld Orlando has updated their mask policy to reflect current recommendations from the Centers for Disease and Control, as well as Orange County, Florida, recommending all guests wear masks in indoor locations.

What’s Happening:

  • SeaWorld Orlando has updated their mask policy, recommending that guests wear masks and face coverings at all indoor locations in the park, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated.
  • In accordance with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC) and the recommendations of local officials, face coverings are recommended to be worn in designated, indoor spaces regardless of the vaccination status of all SeaWorld Orlando guests and employees. The CDC has indicated that fully vaccinated people can be in outdoor areas without the need for a face covering. The CDC still recommends that people get fully vaccinated and that unvaccinated people use preventative measures such as face coverings and social distancing.
  • Face coverings that fit within the CDC guidelines are considered appropriate for guests when experiencing the parks in indoor locations. SeaWorld Orlando reserves the right to require guests to remove and replace face coverings that are deemed offensive, or tend to provoke, shock, or offend the community or any group.
  • SeaWorld Orlando will not require guests to provide proof of vaccination.
  • SeaWorld Orlando notes that this policy is subject to change based on guidelines and mandates that could be put in place by the county.
  • Sister park, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay has taken a similar approach, recommending that guests wear face coverings at all indoor locations at that park as well. Busch Gardens also states that their mask policy could change based on county guidelines, though it should be noted that SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay are located in different counties, and may differ at times should they be changed.
  • Recently, the Walt Disney World Resort reimplemented their mask policy, requiring all guests (vaccinated) or not to wear masks in indoor locations and on all attractions. As of press time, Universal Orlando is only encouraging (not requiring) all guests to wear masks in indoor locations, but all Team Members in indoor locations must wear masks.