SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Many theme parks across the United States have made changes to their COVID-19 guidelines throughout the pandemic, most consistently aligning with CDC guidelines over the past two years.
Here are the updated mask rules at theme parks in San Diego County and Southern California (as of April 20, 2022):
Face coverings are “strongly recommended” for guests when indoors, but optional outdoors.
In some indoor environments, such as Disney shuttles, masks are required for all guests ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status
Sea World San Diego:
Park officials said, “According to the California Department of Public Health, face coverings are recommended for all guests while indoors.”
More information: https://seaworld.com/san-diego/events/faq/?scroll-to=swchealthsafetyfaqs
San Diego Zoo/Safari Park:
Visitors are not required to wear masks when visiting the park. However, some tours and safaris “require all guests aged two and over to wear a face mask during part of the experience”. Visitors are advised to check each tour for more information.
More information: https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/help-center#health-and-safety
Masks are not mandatory for park visitors but are recommended. The park still requires visitors to make advance reservations before visiting their park.
Proof of vaccination is not required, but the California Department of Health recommends visitors “be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 before entering theme parks.”
“As we continue our efforts to align with California state guidelines for theme parks, resort health and safety procedures may change. The resort encourages anyone traveling to check and follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, as well as all state travel advisories.
Hollywood Universal Studios:
Face coverings are “strongly recommended” in all indoor settings.
Knotts Berry Farm:
Park officials noted, “The State of California recommends that park guests be fully immunized, test negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours of visiting the park, or wear a face covering. Face coverings are strongly recommended in all indoor public places, regardless of vaccination status.
More information: https://www.knotts.com/welcoming-you-back
Six Flags Magic Mountain:
Park officials say face coverings are not mandatory but “strongly recommended for those who are unvaccinated.” Officials “recommend that guests who have NOT received a COVID-19 vaccine wear a face covering when visiting.”
More information: https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/plan-your-visit/safety-protocols