New COVID-19 guidelines for California theme parks

If you are fully vaccinated from COVID-19, you will no longer need to wear a mask at California’s theme park starting June 15. Having said that, Coronavirus guidelines need Universal, Disney, and other theme parks in the state to verify if the visitors are fully vaccinated or not. This week will mark the reopening of the state’s economy.

What it means is that if you are fully vaccinated, you will no longer wear masks starting this week. However, if you plan to attend any “Mega event,” you will need to provide proof of vaccination or a recent report showing they are COVID negative.

As always, the new health and safety guidelines in the state are really confusing and complex. The definition of a mega event is still unknown as of now. Maybe its the state’s way of designating large gatherings such as a concert, theme parks, conferences, festivals and car shows amongst others.

What’s even more confusing is that indoor mega-events will require everyone to confirm their vaccination status, whereas outdoor events are “strongly recommended” to check if visitors are vaccinated; otherwise, they need to carry a recent COVID-19 negative test report.

The theme parks belong to the outdoor category of mega-events. People have the option to wear masks or skip them altogether. Even unvaccinated people can opt not to wear masks. Theme parks are not required to ask people if they have been vaccinated or not.

How can theme parks check if people are vaccinated or not?

The majority of theme parks will post a statement online on their websites or in their parks regarding the state’s recommendation. Others might also include the reminder when people buy tickets or make reservations.

Some parks such as Disneyland, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and California’s Great America still require visitors to wear masks compulsorily; however, if they will change their policy remains unknown.

Knott’s Berry farm will still require visitors to self attest their vaccination status and will be required to wear masks whenever they are indoors.


Hi, I am Anurag Chawake, a passionate writer from New Delhi, India. I enjoy writing on topics such as general news, technology, and gaming. When I am not working, you can find me playing video games.

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