Universal team members will be paid a minimum of $15 per hour starting June 27, while Disney's own $15 base rate doesn't go into effect until October.
Blue Bayou will become the second location where the general public can buy booze inside Disneyland.
Guests were briefly being seated in every row at Universal's Bourne Stuntacular show.
Counties with major parks have seen dramatic increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations since early November.
The layoffs include both union and non-union workers across nearly every department of the Walt Disney World Resort.
The deal comes after Disney agreed to provide free COVID-19 testing for employees, which had been a sticking point for some Disneyland unions.
SeaWorld security guards voted 23-10 against joining the same union that represents guards at Disney World.
In Disney World, the latest layoffs will affect only part-time employees after union negotiations.