Essential Information to Know Before You Go to Walt Disney World©
and Universal Orlando Resort
(as of June 11, 2021)
Please read the following important information before you travel to Walt Disney World© or Universal Orlando Resort.
Continue to check the suggested websites below as well as other websites for updates and current procedures, policy and news.
Due to the uncertain nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, all information, details and links to websites on this page are subject to change, it is your responsibility to stay up-to-date and informed before traveling. It is important that you check and revisit these links and other resources often.
Please note the CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to visit. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19, and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit.
Important COVID-19 Information as of January 26, 2021
The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. The status of the outbreak varies by location and state and country. Local authorities are frequently updating their guidance and safety measures. Check the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by clicking on these links:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Testing and International Air Travel
Please note the CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to visit. People who show no symptoms can spread COVID-19 if they are infected, any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19, and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your vacation.
It is your responsibility to check with state or local authorities where you currently reside, along your route, and at your planned destination so that you are fully aware of local circumstances, mandates, quarantines, fines, laws and/or any restrictions that may be in place at the time of travel as well as any circumstances, mandates, quarantines, fines, laws and/or any restrictions that may be imposed and/or required upon your return.
Before traveling to Florida, please make sure that you have reviewed any advisories, quarantines, laws, fines and/ or restrictions that may be in place for travel to and from Florida. Guests who are under isolation or quarantine orders must not enter Walt Disney World. For information on traveling to and within Florida visit: Florida COVID-19 Response.
Read Small World Vacations Terms and Conditions of Service Related to COVID-19 for Travel to Walt Disney World or Universal. Guests will be asked to read and agree to these COVID Terms and Conditions when using the services of Small World Vacations.
Please continue to review important and frequently updated information, policies, restrictions and procedures, and COVID-19 warnings at Walt Disney World by clicking on this official Disney link: Walt Disney World – Know Before You Go
Please note – all information is subject to change without notice. It is your responsibility to stay up-to-date and informed before traveling. Here is a link to the latest updates from Disney regarding Walt Disney World Vacations reopenings and reservations.
Walt Disney World© Know Before You Go
Disney reports that Walt Disney World theme parks, Disney Resort hotels, restaurants, attractions, experiences and other offerings may be modified and will be limited in capacity and subject to limited availability or closure, based on direction from health experts and government officials to promote physical distancing. Disney reserves the right to cancel any reservations, admission media or purchases and provide applicable refunds.
As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, some experiences—including theme parks—may be modified or unavailable to allow for safety, physical distancing and limited contact. Be sure to check the official Disney Know Before You Go web page and other informational websites and resources often.
It is essential that you visit these official Disney links and other resources and check back often:
Face Coverings Until June 15, 2021
My Disney Experience App
Now more than ever, having the latest version of the My Disney Experience app on your mobile device, with location services and notifications enabled, will help you make the most of the magic during your visit. Online Check-In at Disney Resort Hotels, Mobile Order Service for Dining and Scannable Codes for Select Restaurant Menus are just a few ways you’ll find this app helpful.
If you haven’t already, go to www.MyDisneyExperience.com to create an account and link your resort reservation number and/or tickets.
If you need help creating your My Disney Experience account call Disney’s help desk at 800-848-6413 (option 3 for technical support).
Universal Orlando Resort – Know Before You Go
UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT ASSUMPTION OF RISK RELATED TO COVID
As stated by Universal Orlando – Universal Orlando, including Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay, Universal CityWalk, and the Universal Orlando Resort hotels, please be advised that you must follow Universal Orlando’s policies, CDC guidelines and the recommendations of health officials. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 and Universal Orlando cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting Universal Orlando, you acknowledge and agree that you assume these inherent risks associated with attendance. When you enter Universal Orlando, you understand that you are subject to the Universal Orlando terms of service (including arbitration, class action waiver, assumption of risk, and infectious disease release of liability)
Updated Safety Guidelines
In accordance with CDC guidelines, face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests, indoors or outdoors. While we do not require proof of vaccination, we do expect those who are not fully vaccinated to wear face coverings while indoors. We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties, and we remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards.
Here are the latest safety updates for your visit.
- Face coverings are no longer required for fully vaccinated guests
- We do not require proof of vaccinations
- Guests who are not fully vaccinated are still expected to wear face coverings while indoors
- We encourage all guests to keep a safe distance between travel parties
- We remain focused on maintaining the highest cleanliness and sanitization standards
It is essential that you visit these official Universal Resort links and other resources and check back often:
Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 health crisis, the information on this page may change frequently without notice, and the information found on the websites for which we have provided links may also change. It is your responsibility to stay up-to-date and informed before traveling. It is important that you check this page and the links provided above, as well as other resources, often.
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, some experiences—including theme parks, resorts, restaurants, pool, water parks, shops etc —may be modified or unavailable to allow for safety, physical distancing and limited contact.
Published: June 11, 2021