Essential Information to Know Before You Go to Walt Disney World© and Universal Orlando Resort

Please read the following important information before you travel to Walt Disney World©

Continue to check the suggested websites below as well as other websites for updates and current procedures, policy and news.

Due to the changing 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. 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:

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.

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.

covid-warning-icon-35x35.png COVID-19 Warning

From Disney – We have taken enhanced health and safety measures—for you, our other Guests and Cast Members. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting Walt Disney World Resort.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.

By visiting Walt Disney World Resort you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Important updates from Disney:

It is important for Guests to link their upcoming resort reservation and/or ticket to My Disney Experience as soon as possible. This will enable guests to receive important communications and information about next steps and key planning dates, including the recently announced Theme Park reservation system.

Click here for a flier about My Disney Experience engagement for Guests from the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec). Please get started at:

All information is subject to change without notice.

If you booked your Walt Disney World vacation with Small World Vacations, please contact your agent for assistance. Small World Vacations’ emergency phone line is 201-497-5529.  Or, contact our main office at 

In order to use the services of Small World Vacations, please read our Terms and Conditions Related to COVID-19 for Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando

Please rest assured that the agents at Small World Vacations are doing their very best to help their guests during the current global health crisis.

Know Before You Go – Walt Disney World©

Know Before You Go – Walt Disney World© Property Rules

Know Before You Go – Walt Disney World© Park Pass System


Disney Theme Park Reservations

Before you visit a park, you must have valid admission and a theme park reservation. You can modify theme park reservation dates, theme park and party members.

There are a few important things you need to know before you visit:

To enter a theme park, all Guests ages 3 and older must have a theme park reservation in addition to valid admission for the same park on the same date (limit one park per day). At this time a theme park reservation is not required to visit a water park, however, theme park reservation requirements are subject to change.

Universal Orlando Resort – Know Before You Go


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)

Universal requests that all guests continue to comply with the following:

  • We encourage all guests to follow CDC Guidelines, including wearing face coverings where recommended
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available for use prior to boarding ride vehicles, as well as in other areas around the destination.
  • Please follow directions from our team members and have patience as we work through these new operational procedures.

Due to the evolving nature of this situation, details are subject to change without notice.

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 encouraged 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

Here are some COVID Safety websites from Universal Orlando:

Universal Orlando Resort  Info

Universal Orlando Resort Theme Park Info