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Comments for Disney World Guests Wish Parks Would Allow Mask-Free Photos

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  1. I wore a mask with a clear window at the parks. Pictures looked good. They sell the masks on etsy. Look for ones that emphasize they won’t fog up. I recently watched an All Ears video of Molly at Jurassic Park at Universal. She stood in line to have her picture taken with Blue the dinosaur. The Universal staff told her she could remove the mask for the picture. Universal puts the customer first. They have discounts that Disney doesn’t have as well. Wish I was more of a universal fan.

    1. Rroe

      You just may become more of a Universal fan if Disney keeps up the high price gouging and refusal to sell new annual passes to Florida residents.

      1. Mickeba

        How can you in good conscience sell an annual pass to anyone when you have to take reservations and can’t guarantee that people will actually get into the park to use the annual pass? Do you really want to give the Disney corp. money for nothing in return.

        1. KenG

          The main reason is ONLY existing passholders have the opportunity to keep having a pass by renewing it, they are not allowing new passes right now. So if they don’t renew it then they are effectively taken off the list and have to wait until the day comes they can get a new one.
          Also, Disney World extended the passes in some case by several months.
          I watched one YouTuber (AdamTheWoo) who had a Premiere Pass (Disneyland + Disney World) that would have expired last spring but they extended for almost a full year. In his video he was able to renew his pass (in this case, only for Disney World).
          So there is a huge benefit for keeping and renewing a Disney World pass. It fairly easy to get park reservations there, you can park hop now, get huge discounts and so on.

    2. Mike

      I am glad they dont allow it. People would abuse it. People already abuse the eating and drinking only while stationery. Just get a cute mask and enjoy your pictures.

  2. I got a mask free picture in front of the castle. How you may ask? I was stationary and eating. A good spot is near the Plaza, outside where the yellow umbrellas are located. At some point during your meal, you can get your family close together and get a picture without masks near the castle. It can still be done within the rules.

    1. Jessica Wright

      The most ironic thing is, if 100 people are sitting around me where eating and 50 sneeze and or cough, haven’t we already broke whatever barrier that Disney is trying to hide behind at this point it is useless to wear masks at all. Let the mask thing go people there are so many loopholes for germs by this pount

      1. Mickeba

        It’s not a barrier that Disney is “hiding behind.” It’s about your safety and if you can’t handle going to Disney World and having to wear a mask, you need to really examine your personal priorities and reexamine your values.

    2. Maria

      If guests were allowed to take masks off for just photos then no one would have a mask on at any said times…one of the photo Grapher said “if guests that I take pictures of don’t have a mask on then I would be surrounded by guests with no mask at all…plus if Disney actually only allowed guests using their photographers to not use mask for their photos it would look bad at the company for banning others to do so…hmmm..

  3. can we be done already

    or just get rid of required masks
    please
    if you are worried of catching the virus then what exactly are you doing in a crowded theme park

    1. Rroe

      I would love to know the Covid 19 figures at Disney and how many got infected in the parks. The crowds are elbow to elbow……do people think a mask is going to be the total savior when your bumping through the throngs of guests inside the parks?

      1. Susan

        That is a fantastic question and something that
        Disney most likely will never reveal.

      2. Mickeba

        And that’s why it probably should be closed going forward, so be happy you can at least go in a mask. You shouldn’t be going, but at least be happy a mask is an option.

  4. Pamela

    I’m sure it is because people will find a way to abuse it, just like they did with walking around, eating and drinking when the park first reopened. People can’t be trusted to follow rules, and Disney is scrutinized by the public more than universal. I totally get it.

  5. Phoebe L Ho

    If you won’t abide by rules meant to keep everyone safe then don’t go. The only reason Disney World has been able to stay open is because of their safety rules. Have some gratitude and count yourself lucky that you can even go inside. I know that when Disneyland reopens I’ll be so happy to go back I won’t even care about having to wear a mask.

    1. Harry

      Wrong the governor of florida has removed all lockdown mask mandates and capacity limitation rules so this is all disney

      1. Mickeba

        I don’t believe for one minute that it’s “all Disney” doing this, but suppose it is? So what? They have a right to demand a mask if they want. Lots of losers/idiots/creeps sue them over everything ranging from the frosting on a cupcake, or if they sneak into a restricted area and see a human take off the Mickey head or if they pass their kid from one car to another on Roger Rabbit and he gets injured, which happened at Disneyland. So imagine all of the lawsuits if people got their way and there were no masks and hundreds were infected with Covid. They’d blame Disney, pronto! People have zero accountability and this would be a class action lawsuit dynamo. How many people out there would sue? Tons. So I don’t blame them at all for taking precautions.

        1. harry

          nobody can sue Disney because as soon as they enter the parks they agree that they have a risk of catching covid therefore that causes all legal issues to subside

    2. Susan

      Absolutely wrong!!! There is NO medical reasoning for the masks. And, remember this, it was Bob Iger who first introduced the idea of masks and temperature taking LONG BEFORE Dr. Fauic or the WHO organization.

      1. Mickeba

        And that’s why it probably should be closed going forward, so be happy you can at least go in a mask. You shouldn’t be going, but at least be happy a mask is an option.

  6. Larry

    It makes absolutely no sense you can jump in a pool where social distancing is hard to control, but you can’t gather your family together for a picture (without a mask). The odds are much greater at spreading a virus in the pool where swimming, splashing and general horseplay causes everyone to breath hard. A family photo by contrast are the same people likely already sharing resort rooms and standing stationary for the photo.

    1. Mickeba

      And I wouldn’t go into a pool either. People need to respect the virus and respect the precautions. Americans just don’t want to follow the rules and are always looking for a loophole to get around doing what is best to do. If people in the very beginning had done everything required, we might be past this by now. Of course with Trump lying about it all, that was made all the more difficult.

  7. Jamie

    Out in the open air, there is no reason for the mask in the 1st place. I can see wearing one on the indoor rides unless they are distancing there on the ride. No reason for not taking the mask off for pictures when the cast member is usually more than 6 ft away. I think there is too many rules now with lots of magic for families gone along with amenities gone. Disappointing

  8. Carrie

    We go in May and I’m desperately hoping they relax the rules by then, just for socially distant pictures. At least those taken by photopass photographers.

    I know it’s a pipe dream, but it’s be nice to have pictures.

    1. Mickeba

      You can still have the pictures. You’ll still have a good time. You just have to wear a mask. Is it really that much worse if you have to wear a mask? If it’s that bad, then stay home.

  9. Susan Moncada

    This is will NOT go away until more and more guests stop complying with rules that make zero sense. So stop going. We must hurt Disney where it counts – in the pocket book. The more that stay home or refuse to go then maybe just maybe, Disney will realize how stupid it is. Remember though, it was Bob Iger who first introduced the idea of masks and temperature taking long before Dr. Fauci, the WHO or any other medical organization suggested this.

  10. Mickeba

    And I wouldn’t go into a pool either. People need to respect the virus and respect the precautions. Americans just don’t want to follow the rules and are always looking for a loophole to get around doing what is best to do. If people in the very beginning had done everything required, we might be past this by now. Of course with Trump lying about it all, that was made all the more difficult.

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  11. KenG

    I would be in favor of taking off your mask for a photo in designated areas and waiting your turn to do so. Otherwise I can see it getting abused.
    Around the pools, while you are in the water I would say yes for sure because you already have them off. And of course as someone pointed out above, you can do it now while eating. I’ve watched a few YouTubers and they are doing their videos at restaurants while eating, so photos certainly can be taken if you are sitting around your table!

  12. Gary Hermsen

    Unfortunately there is always a percentage of guests who don’t believe that the guidelines don’t apply to them or try to find ways to non-comply ie: before WDW restricted moving while drinking, far too many visitors bought a soda and walked around without a mask on

  13. shelly

    Time to drop the MASKS! If you dont feel safe wear one or dont go.. return parks back to normal. People will show back up. summer is coming.

  14. J.

    As someone already point out, to be required to wear one in a photo pass picture when posing with the family/friends you already share a hotel room with (and the photographer is already 6 feet away anyway), is just silliness.

  15. PV Coleman

    I had a cast member bark at me “pull your mask up over your nose!” in a shop. No more “have a magical day” … we will stay home until Disney gets the magic back.

  16. Greg

    GOING TO AN AMUSEMENT PARK IS NOT ESSENTIAL. IT NEVER HAS BEEN, AND IT NEVER WILL BE. Stay home and take all of the mask free pictures you so desire!!!

  17. Beth

    Stop complaining. You are extraordinarily privileged. People are still dying. People are out of work. People are strughling. Nobody cares that you didnt have the most magical experience on you VACATION during the pandemic.

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