Disney World to Feature Mask-Free “Relaxation Zones”

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With so many new rules and regulations surrounding the Walt Disney World reopening announcement, many Disney Parks fans are feeling a whirlwind of emotion right now.

One piece of news you may have missed amid today’s numerous Disney breaking news stories is the fact that all four Disney World theme parks are set to have mask-free zones where Guests can remove their face coverings for a period of time.

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During today’s Orange County Recovery Task Force meeting, during which The Walt Disney Company presented their reopening plans for their Orlando theme parks, Walt Disney World Senior Vice President of Operations Jim MacPhee referred to these spaces as “relaxation zones.”

MacPhee did not give details about how many of these areas will be in each Disney World theme park, but it does seem that Guests will be able to get a periodic reprieve from their face coverings in the Florida heat.

We will update Inside the Magic with more information on Disney World’s mask-free “relaxation zones” as soon as Disney shares an update regarding how they will be implemented in the theme parks.

More on Disney World’s Face Mask Requirement

While he had the floor during the Task Force meeting, MacPhee shared information about the Disney theme park’s proposed restrictions, including the constant use of face masks, that Guests will need to abide by during their time in all four Disney World theme parks and two water parks.

The face mask requirement has been met with controversy among Disney fans online and MacPhee addressed these concerns head-on when the task force questioned how Cast Members would enforce mask wearing.

MacPhee stated that “high-energy squads” of Cast Members will regulate compliance among Guests. You can click here read more about these social distancing Cast Members have been implemented at Disney Springs, and you can read more about Disney Parks Chairman Josh D’Amaro’s perspective on the Cast Members here.

There will also be health and safety protocol signs posted throughout the theme parks during the phased reopening. Like the example below, these will include information about social distancing, temperature screenings, enhanced cleaning measures, and limited-contact enhancements, such as mobile food and beverage ordering.

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Are you glad there are likely going to be some no mask zones at Disney World upon reopening? Tell us your thoughts about visiting Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and other Disney park properties in the comments!

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