PHOTO REPORT: Universal Orlando Resort 5/29/21 (Face Masks No Longer Required for Fully Vaccinated Indoor Guests, VelociCoaster Pressed Penny, Holiday Weekend and More)
Welcome to a wonderful weekend getaway at the Universal Orlando Resort. As soon as we got to the resort we found new signage for the new health and safety guidelines.
Universal Orlando has updated its policy to eliminate the need for fully vaccinated guests to wear face covering indoors and at attractions.
We noticed immediately that most of the guests were not wearing face coverings inside.
We noticed that a lot of guests leave trash in the park and there seems to be a shortage of valet team members. First thing in the morning we found leftover pizza and face masks. Hopefully the guests learn to clean up themselves.
Bruce is ready for the holiday weekend! The rope has returned and he looks a lot less awkward now.
As usual, the queues for food were long all over the park.
We found a short line for food, waited and stood at the head of the line only to find out that the ingredients for nachos weren’t ready. Go on.
Some people figured it all out.
Despite being a busy holiday weekend, the backstage path between the parks wasn’t open when we passed. Looks like we’re taking the scenic route via CityWalk to Islands of Adventure.
Everyone is looking for a shady spot to get away from the heat.
It would be great if guests cleaned up after themselves instead of leaving trash everywhere. That’s sad.
A shirtless man buys popcorn on Marvel Super Hero Island.
It’s a busy day, but the crowds don’t feel awful. Now that the rides and queues have increased capacity, it seems like a lot fewer people are wandering the park.
One of the Toon Lagoon signs is now surrounded by building walls. Both signs were recently barricaded, but walls have now been put up around one of them.
The lines in front of Cathy’s Ice Cream and Comic Strip Cafe were long and almost ran into each other. Universal Orlando really needs to improve those food lines.
New Skull Island: Reign of Kong shirts are available in the shopping cart near the exit of the attraction. The adult size is $ 25 and the youth size is $ 20.
Jurassic Park River Adventure had to wait 75 minutes while VelociCoaster had to wait 45 minutes.
This is the first time we’ve seen the excited expressions on the faces of guests riding the VelociCoaster. Everyone seems to be enjoying the ride!
Guests enjoy the exhibits at the Discovery Center, including You Bet Jurassic.
A new set of pressed pennies has arrived in Jurassic Park, including one for the Grand Opening VelociCoaster. Learn more details and check out the other designs in our post here.
We see many guests in the souvenir shops around the resort no longer wearing masks as policies have changed.
More trash on a table in CityWalk.
Thank you for joining us in the parks today. We’ll be back soon. So keep following the Universal Parks News Today for the latest updates from the Universal Orlando Resort!