Disneyland among California theme parks lifting mask requirements for vaccinated guests

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Tuesday is reopening day at California's theme parks for out-of-state tourists.

Until now, admission was largely limited to California residents, with some theme parks making exceptions for out-of-state visitors with proof of vaccination.

"On June 15, amusement parks and theme parks will be allowed to resume normal operations, meaning a return to full capacity with no physical distancing requirements," the California Department of Public Heath said in a statement to USA TODAY. However that doesn't mean things will return to pre-pandemic conditions.

Even though theme parks are allowed to return to full capacity, each park's pace will vary as operations and local guidelines allow, and policies are subject to change based on safety conditions. Additionally, parks will need to follow the state's broader guidance as outdoor mega events.

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Guests pose with Homer Simpson on the opening day for season and annual pass holders of Universal Studios in Los Angeles on April 15, 2021.
Guests pose with Homer Simpson on the opening day for season and annual pass holders of Universal Studios in Los Angeles on April 15, 2021.

California reopening: Theme park guidelines

Here's what guests should expect at some of California's biggest theme parks starting Tuesday.

Are masks required for fully vaccinated guests?

Are masks required for guests who aren't fully vaccinated?

  • Disneyland: required indoors for guests over age 2, except while dining.

  • Universal Studios Hollywood: requested.

  • SeaWorld San Diego: recommended.

  • LEGOLAND California Resort: strongly recommended.

Is proof of vaccination required?

  • Disneyland: not required.

  • Universal Studios Hollywood: not required.

  • SeaWorld San Diego: not required.

  • LEGOLAND California Resort: not required.

Is social distancing required?

  • Disneyland: not required.

  • Universal Studios Hollywood: not required.

  • SeaWorld San Diego: not required.

  • LEGOLAND California Resort: recommended.

Are advance reservations needed for entry?

Disneyland visitors should note that the FastPass system for cutting attraction wait times is still not available. However, virtual queues are available and highly recommended for WEB Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure at the new Avengers Campus and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. On-site temperature checks will no longer be required.

California's Public Health department strongly recommends guests be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 before visiting theme parks.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Disneyland, other California theme parks loosen mask guidelines