Disneyland among California theme parks lifting mask requirements for vaccinated guests

Tuesday is reopening day at California’s theme parks for out-of-state tourists.

Until now, admission was largely limited to California residents, with some theme parks making exceptions for out-of-state visitors with proof of vaccination.

“On June 15, amusement parks and theme parks will be allowed to resume normal operations, meaning a return to full capacity with no physical distancing requirements,” the California Department of Public Heath said in a statement to USA TODAY. However that doesn’t mean things will return to pre-pandemic conditions.

Even though theme parks are allowed to return to full capacity, each park’s pace will vary as operations and local guidelines allow and policies are subject to change based on safety conditions. Additionally, parks will need to follow the state’s broader guidance as outdoor mega events.

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Here’s what guests should expect at some of California’s biggest theme parks starting Tuesday.

Face masks for fully vaccinated guests

  • Disneyland: Not required, except on buses to and from Toy Story parking lot
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: Not required
  • SeaWorld San Diego: Not required
  • LEGOLAND California Resort: Not required, but encouraged

Face masks for guests who are not fully vaccinated

  • Disneyland: Required indoors for guests over age 2, except while dining
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: Requested
  • SeaWorld San Diego: Recommended, but not required
  • LEGOLAND California Resort: Recommended, but not required

Proof of vaccination

  • Disneyland: Not required
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: Not required
  • SeaWorld San Diego: Not required
  • LEGOLAND California Resort: Not required

Social distancing

  • Disneyland: Not required
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: Not required
  • SeaWorld San Diego: Not required
  • LEGOLAND California Resort: Recommended

Advanced reservations for entry

  • Disneyland Resort: Required
  • Universal Studios Hollywood: Required, except for pass holders
  • SeaWorld San Diego: Required
  • LEGOLAND California Resort: Required

Disneyland visitors should note that the FastPass system for cutting attraction wait times is still not available. However, virtual queues are available and highly recommended for WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure at the new Avenger Campus and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. On-site temperature checks will no longer be required.

California’s Public Health department strongly recommends guests be fully vaccinated or test negative for before visiting theme parks.

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