Walt Disney World implemented a new face mask requirement when they reopened for Guests who wish to visit the Most Magical Place on Earth in order to keep both Guests and Cast Members as safe as possible during this pandemic. However, as some Guests continue to fight the face mask rules, Disney World continues to remind Guests that it is currently park protocol to follow these safety rules that have been implemented, and if Guests do not abide, they will be asked to leave the park.
Disney World is continuing to enforce these mask rules in a few different ways, including displaying the face mask rules on digital tip boards, placing signs throughout the theme parks on the sidewalks and walkways, and having overhead announcements play every so often on the loudspeakers. But Disney wouldn’t be Disney if they didn’t also encourage Guests to wear their masks in magical ways.
A recent article be the Orlando Sentinel shares that Cast Members are trying to find fun, magical, innovative ways to continually remind Guests to wear their masks. For example, at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, one performer in the For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration reminded the audience of this new requirement. Before leading them into a singalong of “Do You Want To Build A Snowman?” the performer reminded the Guests to always wear their masks and then quickly went into the song, in which the audience belted out and sang along to.
Orlando Sentinel also shared that recently, a Disney Cast Member found an adorable new way to show children why wearing a mask is so important. The employee, who is part of the social distancing squad (known as the Incredi-Crew) at Disney World, shared that they carry around a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal who has a mask on. By doing so, this shows children that if Mickey can wear a mask, so can they.
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 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
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.
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