Universal Studios Hollywood Now Allowing out-of-State Visitors Who Are Vaccinated

In their initial reopening, the Hollywood theme park stated it would not be allowing out-of-state guests to its park. However, Universal Hollywood has just announced it is changing this policy as long as guests attending the park from out-of-state are fully vaccinated.

This new change comes as California officials recently adjusted guidelines allowing adults that have been fully vaccinated to enter the state.

Per the Universal Studios Hollywood website, guests from out-of-state who are fully vaccinated are now permitted to visit. Those guests must purchase their tickets at the front gate of the park with proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID. Additionally, out-of-state visitors who meet the requirements and who purchased a ticket prior to the park’s closure can visit with proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Online sales are restricted solely to California residents at this time. Below is the official verbiage from the Universal Hollywood website:

Can I now visit if I am not a California resident?

  • New government guidelines now allow us to invite out of-state visitors who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID must be presented at our front gate tickets booths prior to purchase. Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination are a vaccination card or photo/digital photo of vaccination card (including name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered) or documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider, in each case showing that at least two weeks have passed since receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or since receipt of a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen).
  • Tickets are subject to availability and will not be available for purchase when the park sells out. To reduce the risk of disappointment, we advise that you visit our ticket store before leaving for the park to check if the visit date is shown as “Sold Out”. At this time, tickets are not available for purchase online by out-of-state visitors, but Front Gate ticket pricing will be same as online ticket pricing for California residents (subject to change).
  • If you already purchased your ticket prior to or during the time the theme park was closed (all purchases prior to April 8, 2021) and you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 then you are welcome to visit at this time, subject to available capacity on your visit date. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a photo ID must be shown at our front gate ticket booths prior to park entry. Acceptable forms of proof of vaccination are a vaccination card or photo/digital photo of vaccination card (including name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered) or documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider, in each case showing that at least two weeks have passed since receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) or since receipt of a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J]/Janssen). You will not be able to make on online reservation but you may come to our front gate ticket booth and will be given a reservation confirmation allowing you to use your ticket that day (through December 16, 2021) if the park has not sold out. Day-of reservation confirmations are subject to availability and will not be available when the park sells out.
  • To reduce the risk of disappointment, we advise that you visit our ticket store before leaving for the park to check if the visit date is shown as “Sold Out”.
  • Government guidelines requiring out-of-state visitors to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to visit the park do not contain an exception for children under age 16, who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Therefore, at this time, we can only welcome out-of-state visitors age 16 and over.
  • At this time, visiting parties may consist of no more than three households.
  • All guests including out-of-state visitors should be aware of and comply with travel restrictions and any quarantine requirements including State and local Travel Advisories.

At this time, Disneyland is not allowing out-of-state park guests to attend their theme parks in the coming weeks when they officially reopen.

Are you planning to visit Universal Hollywood? Let us know in the comments! 

Sean Sposato

Sean Sposato

Sean Sposato is a Disney super fan and loves everything theme park related. He’s also an avid photographer, videographer and visitor of the Disney theme parks.

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