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Reservations no longer needed to visit Busch Gardens or SeaWorld

The policy was added as an attempt to limit crowd sizes because of the coronavirus. Disney World remains the only theme park requiring reservations.
Parkgoers are seen riding Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The theme park has dropped its reservation requirement that was put in place to limit crowd sizes because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parkgoers are seen riding Montu at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The theme park has dropped its reservation requirement that was put in place to limit crowd sizes because of the COVID-19 pandemic. [ CHRIS URSO | Times ]
Published Jul. 19

Busch Gardens and SeaWorld have dropped their policy requiring visitors to secure a reservation before visiting the parks, a policy that was put in place to control crowd sizes after the parks reopened last summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

That limit is still in place for Walt Disney World, but Universal Orlando and now the other major theme parks have dropped the requirement.

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In addition, face coverings are not required for guests who are fully vaccinated at any of Florida’s theme parks. Though Disney World still requires face masks for everyone when riding its buses and trams.

Busch Gardens and SeaWorld have noted that while guests will not be asked to show proof of vaccination, they ask everyone to respectfully comply with revised policies.

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