A lot has been changing when it comes to theme park operations and the pandemic. It seems as we move closer toward new mandates and health and safety protocols, the Disneyland Resort is evaluating the situation before making any critical announcements.
But what about the topic of Disneyland mask rules in the parks? What protocol is still in place? When can Guests expect to see a change?
After a year-long closure due to the unexpected nature of the global pandemic, the Disneyland Resort has been adapting to all the new California state mandates. In order to comply with health and safety measures, Disneyland really took its time to get things right on track. And with the Resort’s recent reopening, they’ve proven to be successful.
However, now California health and safety protocol is about to change in a big way — especially when it comes to masks. With Walt Disney World no longer requiring masks for Guests outdoors, Disney fans wonder when Disneyland could be next.
Although the state of California is set to lift its mask mandate beginning June 15, the Disneyland Resort has yet to announce when that will reflect throughout their parks, hotels, and Downtown Disney District. For now, the current mask requirements will stay in place.
When it comes to proper face coverings for your visit, the Disneyland Resort has laid out this helpful guide:
Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and older) and Cast Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming, and remember to not touch your face. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing. Eating and drinking are permitted only in designated dining areas, and are not permitted while queuing or in attractions. Disney reserves the right to require a Guest to leave if they are not properly wearing an approved face covering.
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.
Face coverings may have an integrated transparent plastic panel to aid in viewing the wearer’s mouth. These face coverings must:
- Be a fabric face covering featuring a solid plastic panel containing no openings that is attached to the fabric on all sides using tight knit stitching
- Meet all face covering requirements listed above
The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distance.
It’s important to remember that these guidelines are subject to change once the mask mandate is lifted in California starting June 15, 2021. However, until then, all Guests and Cast Members must abide by these Disneyland mask rules. Remember: Disney has not announced when face mask rules will change at Disneyland, even though they have changed at Disney World.
We will keep you updated as new health and safety protocol develops for the Disneyland Resort.