The Walt Disney Company recently announced some updates to their current park policies regarding face masks. The policy changes will go into effect at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.
Walt Disney World
Due to the rise in COVID-19 Delta variant cases in Orange County, Walt Disney World will be requiring guests once again to wear Face Masks indoors at the Walt Disney World Theme Parks.
Here are the details from the Disney World Website:
Beginning July 30th, face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while indoors and in Disney buses, monorail, and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all attractions. Face coverings remain optional for all Guests in outdoor common areas.
While face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, they are now optional in most areas for Guests who are fully vaccinated. While we do not require proof of vaccination, we expect Guests who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations and upon entering and throughout all attractions and transportation except ferry boats.
All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) should:
- Be made with at least 2 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
Face coverings should not contain valves, mesh material or holes.
Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.
The Disneyland Resort lifted some of its mask restrictions last month when California lifted its COVID-19 mandates. Now, as cases are increasing and the state is recommending all individuals wear masks while indoors, Disneyland has changed its mask policy again.
Disney announced today that starting Friday, July 30, all guests no matter their vaccination status will be required to wear face masks while indoors.
Per Disney’s announcement:
“We are adapting our health and safety guidelines based on guidance from health and government officials, and will require Cast Members and Guests ages 2 and up, to wear face coverings in all indoor locations at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort beginning Friday, July 30, regardless of vaccination status.”
Previously, face masks were only required indoors for guests who have not been vaccinated and they were optional for all guests in outdoor common areas. Now, all guests will be required to mask up while inside. This includes upon entering and throughout attractions.
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