Face Masks Optional at Disney World Starting NEXT WEEK!

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The time has come — Disney World is officially ending its face mask requirement for fully vaccinated Guests beginning on June 15.

Just last month, Disney World had recently changed their outdoor face mask policy, saying theme park Guests would not be required to wear their face masks at outdoor locations, but Disney World’s newest mandate update allows park Guests to remove their face masks indoors as well.

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Disney has been closely following the updates from the CDC — Centers For Disease Control and Prevention — and local health authorities, and the company made the following update on its website regarding the face mask policy at their Florida theme parks.

Within our communities, we’re encouraged that COVID-19 guidelines have been adjusted and eased by public health and government officials, paving the path for many businesses and industries to take positive steps forward. As we have done since reopening, we’ve been very intentional and gradual in our approach to our COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Based on recent trends and guidance, Walt Disney World Resort will be making more adjustments to these measures, including physical distancing and face coverings. Beginning June 15, you will start to notice the following changes:

FACE COVERINGS Face coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated Guests in most areas. Face coverings will still be required of all Guests on Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner. While we will 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. Guests must observe current policies on face coverings until June 15.

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PHYSICAL DISTANCING We will be relaxing physical distancing guidelines for Guests. This will be visible in places like queues, shops, restaurants, attraction boarding, transportation and our theaters. It’s important to remember that some experiences and entertainment may still be operating with limited capacity or may remain temporarily unavailable. We’re not quite ready to bring back everything yet, but we are optimistic and look forward to the day when Disney pals and princesses are able to hug once again.

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CLEANING We will continue the high standards for cleanliness and sanitation we’ve always set for ourselves. Cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer stations will still be available.

We encourage people to get vaccinated.

While Disney World may be eliminating its face mask requirement for Guests, the theme parks are still encouraging Guests to maintain proper physical distancing and use enhanced touchless experiences, such as Mobile Ordering and Disney’s new Magic Mobile.

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It is important to note that Disney is allowing fully vaccinated Guests to remove their face masks in most indoor and outdoor theme park locations  — with mask mandates remaining in place for all Disney transportation. Face masks are expected to be worn by Guests who are not fully vaccinated, though Disney is not requiring proof of vaccination.

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