Theme Parks in Central Florida: What You Need to Know for Summer 2021

Posted by Florida Realty Marketplace on Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 at 8:00am

One of Central Florida’s greatest attractions is the abundance of world class theme parks that call the area home. While covid restrictions are still in place, each park has its own way of dealing with these restrictions and how they will affect your family vacation. Take a look at some of the most recent park by park restrictions so you are prepared before you arrive. These restrictions are put in place for the wellbeing of both visitors and park staff members alike and are crucial for the theme park industry moving forward as well as the local residents and owners of the many homes for sale in Kissimmee FL

Walt Disney WorldWalt Disney World

Walt Disney World Resort (and theme parks) and Disney's Blizzard Beach Water Park are now open to guests. Please see below for some of the enhanced safety precautions that will be in place for guests visiting the parks. 

  • Reduced capacity at theme parks, restaurants, retail, attractions, buses, monorails, and other transportation that enables appropriate social distancing
  • Temporarily suspended parades, fireworks, and other events that create crowds
  • Physical distancing barriers and queues
  • Increased cleaning protocols
  • Temperature screening
  • Cashless transactions
  • Face coverings required for all employees and guests over the age of 3 (“gaiter” style face coverings are prohibited on Disney properties)
  • Reduced hours at select locations
  • No scheduled entertainment
  • Hand-washing stations and hand sanitizer in key areas
  • Limited parking and entrances (Disney Springs)

Disney Springs is currently open with limited locations and enhanced safety measures.

Disney has not yet released a reopening date for Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.

 

universal OrlandoUniversal Orlando

Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, and Universal's Volcano Bay are now open to guests. This carefully managed reopening comes with stringent new health, safety, and hygiene procedures in place to protect both guests and Team Members. Please note, at the moment of arrival, each guest will be temperature checked and must follow the guidelines below.

  • Face coverings must be worn
  • Keep at least 6 feet between guests at all times
  • Use the floor markings when standing in line
  • Use hand sanitizer when required

Universal CityWalk is now open daily with limited capacity and select restaurants and shops open with more expected throughout the year.

SeaWorld ParksSeaWorld Parks

SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando is now open to guests. This includes SeaWorld Orlando theme park, Aquatica, and Discovery Cove. The park will enact enhanced safety measures for the safety of all employees and guests, including those listed here.

  • Face masks must be worn by all employees and guests over the age of 2
  • Increased cleaning protocols
  • Temperature screening
  • Cashless transactions
  • Physical distancing barriers and queues
  • Social distancing
  • Hand-washing stations and hand sanitizer at entrances and exits of each attraction
  • Reduced capacity, including in pools and rivers at Aquatica and for all attractions

legoland FLLEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida Resort is officially open. This includes the theme park and water park. LEGOLAND has adjusted operating hours, and extensive measures are being taken to ensure the health and safety of guests and employees with the following measures.

  • Enhanced cleaning regimes
  • Reduced capacity
  • Social distancing practices
  • Cashless payments
  • Facial masks are required in all indoor locations as well as on rides for everyone eight years old and up. Disposable masks will be available for pickup on-site.

With each park enforcing their own set of standards and restrictions, organizing a day at the park can be more confusing than in years passed, but it is still well worth the effort. While these restrictions are subject to change, you should still be able to confidently plan your trip to Central Florida theme parks this summer. 

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