Ellen Kang and her sister Joanne Kang-Kim walk into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter during the reopening of Universal Studios Hollywood, Thursday, April 15, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)


Universal Studios Hollywood will resume business as normal on June 15 and no longer adhere to any attendance or ride capacity constraints.

Universal Studios Hollywood always manages capacity to enhance the guest experience, according to Universal officials.

While Universal Studios Hollywood will follow state requirements regarding masks, the park continues to refine its guidelines, according to Universal officials. The latest updates on Universal’s mask policy can be found on the park’s website.

Unvaccinated visitors are strongly recommended to wear a mask in accordance with state COVID-19 guidelines. Universal will post vaccination signage in the park and notices online, but will not check for proof of vaccination.

The movie theme park has already stopped taking advance online reservations.

A pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Universal Studios Hollywood runs through Sunday, June 13 and June 18-24 from noon to 6 p.m. Both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson shots are available.


Visitors heading to California theme parks after pandemic restrictions end will face a myriad of conflicting coronavirus requirements that are expected to continue evolving as the major tourist destinations navigate the latest “new normal.”

The full reopening of the California economy on Tuesday, June 15 after a 15-month pandemic hibernation will allow theme parks in the state to return to full capacity and end most COVID-19 health and safety measures.

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Unraveling the state’s twisted web of coronavirus rules has left theme parks grappling to find the right path forward as they deal with their most important issue — safety.

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Answers to questions about mask requirements, attendance capacity limits, advance reservations, physical distancing, ride restrictions and vaccination verifications will vary depending on whether you are visiting Disneyland, Universal Studios Hollywood or any of the other theme parks in the state.

Expect the new ground rules at California theme parks to continue shifting up until June 15 and beyond as the state’s businesses and customers adjust to a new landscape without COVID-19 restrictions. The best advice: Check the website before setting out for the park.

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The end of COVID-19 health and safety mandates in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy on June 15 means California theme parks will no longer need to reduce attendance capacity, restrict ride capacity, limit ride lengths, use only outdoor queues or maintain six-feet distancing requirements.

The state’s new Beyond the Blueprint guidelines bring to an end restrictions that require California theme parks to limit attendance to 15% capacity in the red/substantial tier 2, 25% capacity in the orange/moderate tier 3 and 35% capacity in the yellow/minimal tier 4 of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. California theme parks can return to 100% capacity on June 15.

The state’s public health department will no longer require fully vaccinated theme park visitors to wear masks starting on June 15.

Under the state’s Beyond the Blueprint guidelines, California theme parks and other outdoor mega events are “strongly recommended” to verify that visitors have been fully vaccinated for coronavirus or received a recent negative COVID-19 test. Outdoor mega events should ask visitors who haven’t been vaccinated to wear a mask, according to the guidelines.

Disneyland employees line Main Street U.S.A. awaiting the first guests to arrive when the park reopened on Friday, April 30, 2021 after a 13-month closure because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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Disneyland will be making changes to health and safety processes based on guidance from state and local health officials with an announcement coming soon, according to Disneyland officials.

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure plan to increase attendance capacity when state mandates end on June 15, Disneyland resort president Ken Potrock said in late April.

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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News


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