Walt Disney World,  Dad and little girl

I can imagine that a lot of people are getting totally fed up with what seems like a constant deluge of articles regarding mask wearing. I totally understand it, however, like it or not the mask or no mask controversy continues as decisions are made by both Disney and Universal regarding indoor mask wearing.

As of July 30, masks are now required in all indoor areas for all guests at Walt Disney World regardless of their vaccination status.

We assumed when this news was announced at the end of July that Universal Orlando Resort would quickly follow suit, however, it was confirmed that Universal Orlando Resort Will NOT Mandate Masks for Guests, instead simply "encouraging" guests to follow CDC guidelines and wear face coverings while indoors. Although, not mandated for guests, Universal Orlando Resort Team Members are now required to wear face coverings when working indoors. 

The news that Disney has reinstated mandatory mask wearing for all guests regardless of their vaccination status may be seriously disappointing for some of those Disney fans who have trips planned to Walt Disney World for the Summer or Fall. Will more people now decide to head to Universal Orlando Resort or SeaWorld Orlando rather than Walt Disney World? Will some people actually be happy that Disney has made the decision to reinstate mandatory mask wearing indoors to help minimize the spread of COVID-19 at a time when cases are on the increase.

One interesting point to note here is Halloween Horror Nights which will swiftly be upon us. I am not quite sure how Universal are going to manage Halloween Horror Nights this year with everyone crammed into stuffy, unventilated scare mazes without masks? Will you be comfortable heading to Halloween Horror Nights this year? That is just one of the questions for you to think about when voting in our new poll...


Magic Kingdom Castle
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So, this debate is simple, Universal Vs Disney, With The New Indoor Mask Mandate at Walt Disney World, Which Will You Choose To Visit?

  • Walt Disney World
  • Universal Orlando Resort

CLICK HERE to vote and don't forget to share this with friends and family. 

Based on our last Big Debate results where only 34% agreed that mask wearing should be considered indoors at Walt Disney World I am guessing we could see a considerable number of votes going to Universal Orlando Resort in this poll.this is going to be a landslide win for Universal.

Dad and daughter eating Mickey Ice Cream
Image: Disney

Let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page. Although this is a hugely controversial issue, please be respectful when responding to comments as abusive behavior and language will not be tolerated. We will aim to include a selection of these comments in our Big Debate results article which will be coming soon to Theme Park Tourist.



I am glad I booked a Universal vacation instead of Disney for the middle of September. Time will tell if Universal stands by their decision, but I'm happy with it for now and won't be adding a couple of days at Disney as I had been considering.

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