Disney Guests Call Out Mask Rule Breakers at the Parks

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Walt Disney World and Disneyland are both magical places to escape to. With iconic rides like Peter Pan’s Flight and Space Mountain as well as entire lands to get lost in with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Hollywood Studios and Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, Guests have so much to look forward to when visiting the Disney Parks. That is until Guests start breaking the rules and start affecting people around them.

Disneyland Paris Guests wearing masks speaking with a Cast Member
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Related: Disney Park Makes Big Changes to Its Mask Policy

A recent post on Reddit seemed to resonate with Disney Guests tired of seeing rule breakers within the Parks. See the full post below:

Follow The Rules!!!

i went to disney just before christmas and pretty much everyone was good at following the mask regulations with the exception of a few. while i was shopping on main street i saw a CM ask a customer to please put on a mask. he then goes “yeah i will but you do realize it doesn’t do anything.” CM says, “i just need you to put on a mask” the man continues to argue with her about the mask. i don’t care if people wear masks or not but when it literally in the RULES, just do it. why would you go somewhere and blatantly just not follow the rules? it’s not like it changed over night, you knew the rules prior to arrival. it’s not like you have to wear a mask everywhere you just have to wear them indoors.

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Related: Disney World Makes MAJOR Change to Face Mask Policy

User u/Citykitty1011 commented:

The people who can’t be bothered to follow the rules irritate me to no end. So many times on our last trip I thought about about asking people to mask but I didn’t. People were so bad about masking in: 1) hotel lobbies and elevators; 2) bathrooms – so so so many people don’t wear masks in the bathrooms in the parks even though there are signs right outside; 3) indoor queues; 4) the ride vehicles.

User u/rcbjr shared a similar experience:

Our trip in November was pretty similar, almost everyone was fine inside as they should be. Biggest area I saw people being difficult to CMs were in the gift shops in the parks. Folks would just walk off of mainstreet and not care and it’d be packed.

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Speaking of masks, we here at Inside the Magic noticed that Walt Disney World sells the cheap disposable masks to Guests for $1.50 when these types of masks usually sell for $0.10-$0.20 on their own. While there is no mask mandate in Florida, there is one at Walt Disney World, meaning Guests are required to wear one while inside. Although Disney offers Guests free water, they charge a huge markup for these masks that Guests are required to wear.

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Now obviously what was said in the Reddit thread above is no way to treat Disney Cast Members and all Disney Guests should follow the rules while in the Parks. See the Walt Disney World’s official rules here. Although crowds continue to pour in at all of the Disney Parks, the spread of COVID-19 is still very serious and Disney urges Guests to do everything they can to remain safe and protect others. Disneyland Paris just updated its mask policy and Hong Kong Disneyland recently closed due to COVID-19. See Disney World’s mask policies and regulations below:

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) in all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all indoor attractions and indoor queues and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings are optional for Guests in outdoor 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

Have you encountered rule breakers while visiting Walt Disney World? 

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