What is the policy from Disney concerning Face Masks on Rides?

Walt Disney World is taking the health and safety of guests and cast members very seriously during the pandemic. The resort has implemented new policies and procedures to keep everyone safe. One of those policies is mask-wearing. All guests ages 2 and up are required to wear a face-covering while at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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Masks are required to be worn even while on rides. We recently noticed that Disney was deleting ride photos of guests that were not wearing their masks. Then Disney tested out photoshopping masks onto guests that weren’t wearing masks on rides. Now, we’ve learned that cast members will stop rides if a guest takes their mask off.

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Twitter user BlackbeardMatt posted that a roller coaster he was riding in Magic Kingdom was stopped mid-ride due to a guest removing their mask.

He later replies to another Twitter user that the ride he was on was Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and the ride was stopped for about 30 seconds while they waited for the guest to put their mask back on.

We already know that Disney will stop rides to make sure guests are complying with safety standards (ie. remain sitting, keep hands and feet in the ride vehicle…etc). Wearing a mask while on the ride seems to be added to those safety standards.

Here is a reminder on how to properly wear a face-covering while at Walt Disney World:

“Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

  • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
  • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.

Costume masks are also not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing.”

Also, keep in mind that failure to comply with Disney’s mask policy could have you removed from the parks. If you are planning to visit Walt Disney World, do yourself a favor and find a face mask that fits correctly so you won’t have any issues with the mask coming off.

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