June Updates for the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2021

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Say “welcome” to DreamWorks Destination and “farewell” to face masks in our June 2021 monthly updates for the Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando.

Guy Glitter Troll at DreamWorks Destination in Universal Orlando without face masks
Guy Glitter and his DreamWorks pals get a new destination just as face masks go away at Universal Orlando in this June 2021 update to the Unofficial Guide. (Photos by Seth Kubersky)

Since The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2021 went to press, there have been a number of new closures, changes, and other adjustments to operations at Universal Orlando’s theme parks. You can find pages archiving all these updates at theunofficialguides.com/universal-orlando-updates and touringplans.com/unofficial-guide/universal-orlando-updates.

COVID-19 AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO

As of May 29, 2021, most social distancing restrictions have been rescinded at Universal Orlando.

Universal Orlando Wizarding World Hogsmeade with face masks optional

Face masks are now optional for all guests while outdoors, and are optional indoors for fully vaccinated guests. Guests are not required to provide proof of vaccination.

Many social distancing markers have been removed around the Universal Orlando Resort, although guests are still encouraged to maintain space between themselves and other parties.

Single Rider queues have reopened at almost all attractions that offer them, with the exceptions of Reign of Kong, Jurassic Park River Adventure, and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

All theater shows are now being filled to capacity, with no empty seats or rows to separate parties.

ACCOMODATIONS

Aventura Hotel is now scheduled to reopen on June 16, 2021

Endless Summer Resort Surfside Inn and Suites reopened on May 26, 2021.

DINING & SHOPPING

Hot Butterbeer is now served year-round in the Wizarding Worlds.

Jurassic World Isla Nublar IPA is now available on draft at The Watering Hole in Jurassic Park.

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA

DreamWorks Destination, a dance party and photo opportunity with characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Trolls, and other DreamWorks films, has temporarily opened inside the former Barney theater.

Fievel’s Playland has reopened, including the water slide. Some climbing elements remain off-limits. Curious George’s playground is the only one that is still completely closed.

ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE

The interactive exhibits in the lower level of the Jurassic Park Discovery Center have reopened. Raptor egg hatchings have not yet resumed.

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