Will Masks be Required at Disneyland or Universal Hollywood?

Will Masks be Required at Disneyland or Universal Hollywood?

California Face Masks - What You Need to Know for Disneyland and Universal Hollywood

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With both Disneyland and Universal Hollywood both taking different approaches to their face mask rules, we’ve pulled together the important info that you need to know before heading out to either park!


Universal Hollywood recently updated their face mask policies after relaxing them in June when the state of California ended face mask mandates. At the time, face masks were recommended for non-vaccinated guests while vaccinated guests weren’t required to wear them.

But Universal Hollywood’s newly updated guidelines are reflective of California’s newest COVID-19 statement that is viewable on the site

“The State of California strongly recommends that when you visit Universal Studios Hollywood you be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, obtain a negative COVID-19 test result prior to visiting, or wear a face covering. Guests who are not fully vaccinated should wear a face covering during their visit. All guests, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear face coverings indoors. Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit.”

If you’re planning on visiting the park, their face mask policy is as follows: no matter the vaccination status of a guest, face masks are required indoors. This policy is being enforced in all indoor locations including dining options, shops, attractions, and queues.

Universal Hollywood also encourages guests to practice social distancing and has hand sanitizer available in lots of different areas of the park.

Universal’s full COVID-19 information can be seen on their site here.


For those of you looking to head out to Disneyland, their face mask guidelines are as follows:

  • Face masks are not required for fully vaccinated guests, whether you are indoors or outdoors.
  • Face masks are required for unvaccinated guests that are 2 years of age or older when indoors except when dining.
  • Face masks are required to be worn on the bus transportation that is available to take you from the Toy Story parking structure.

Disneyland is not requiring guests to show proof of vaccination at all, but they do want guests to be aware of the following: 

  1. “The State of California strongly recommends that Guests be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the Disneyland Resort.”
  2. “Unvaccinated Guests must wear face coverings when indoors.”

For more info on Disneyland’s COVID-19 guidelines, you can check them out here

Have you recently been to either Disneyland or Universal Hollywood? Let us know how it went in the comments!

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