Universal implements curfew after last month’s lockdown

Universal Studios Resort in Orlando, Florida just announced a new policy it will be implementing to ensure guest safety. Guests under the age of 21 must now observe a curfew on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Guests under the age of 21 will not be allowed through hub security after 9:00 PM unless accompanied by an older guest. However, there are some exceptions:

  • Guests accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other family over the age of 21
  • Guests staying at a Universal Orlando Resort hotel with a key card
  • Guests who have already purchased a ticket to a film at Universal Cinemark Theater will be escorted to the theater. Guests under the age of 21 are not allowed through security to purchase a ticket
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Visitors under the age of 18 will be escorted out of CityWalk by security after 9:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or other member of their party over the age of 21. Guests over 18 but under 21 are allowed to stay on CityWalk after 9pm

This was confirmed by digital journalist Ashley Carter (@AhlseyLCarter1):

Universal Orlando has implemented a new weekend CityWalk policy: Visitors under the age of 18 must depart by 9:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent/legal guardian, staying at a Universal hotel, or planning to attend a movie Universal to see Cinemark.

This comes after the entire Orlando resort went into lockdown following a fight at the park last month. The CityWalk and parking garages at Universal Orlando Resort were closed and evacuated after the fight broke out between several minors.

The Orlando Police Department informed WFLA that no one was injured and no shots were fired. The lockdown and evacuation were reportedly done out of “excess of caution.” We saw a similar policy implemented at Knott’s Berry Farm after that park was also forced to close due to violent crowds. Click here to learn more about Universal Studios Park Rules.

We will continue to update this story as more information is released.

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