Both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort officially announced a huge change in their health and safety protocols as they are staying in line with the new CDC face mask recommendations.
The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently changed their recommendations for face mask-wearing and are suggesting everyone, regardless of vaccination status, begin wearing a proper face covering indoors. To stay in line with the CDC, both theme park Resorts — Walt Disney World and Disneyland — are once again requiring Guests to wear face coverings at all indoor locations.
This rule has officially gone into effect today, Friday, July 30, for all Guests ages 2 and up regardless of their vaccination status.
As today is the first day Guests must abide by the new rules, we are seeing mask signage return to the theme parks to remind Guests of the change in protocol. At the time of publication, Disneyland Resort has not opened to Guests, but Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are officially open and Guests are noticing the return of mask signage in the theme parks.
Mother-daughter duo, @onemagicallife, took to Instagram to share a photo of the signage that reappeared in Magic Kingdom today as masks are once again required indoors:
Back to masked here at the parks…but that’s ok. It’s still full of Disney magic!
A little piece of cloth can’t stop us from making memories!
If you are planning to visit Walt Disney World in the near future, please keep in mind that you must once again wear a face covering while in all indoor locations, including on attractions, inside shops, while aboard transportation, and inside dining locations.
The official Disney World website states:
Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while indoors and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all attractions. Face coverings remain optional for all Guests in outdoor common areas.
All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) should:
- 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 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 should:
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
For the most up-to-date safety protocols at Disney World, visit the official website here.
Are you visiting Walt Disney World soon? Are you upset with the new face covering rules or do you not mind? Let us know in the comments below.