Disney Reverts Policies, Masks Now Completely Optional

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After months of back-and-forth, Disney has now officially suspended all of the mask policies for Guests visiting the Resort.

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After Walt Disney World removed all of its mask-wearing policies earlier this week, it seems like the Southern California Resort is following suit, dropping mask-wearing on all transportation. Disneyland’s mask policy now reads:

It is strongly recommended that Guests wear face coverings when indoors and in enclosed transportation. Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and older), regardless of vaccination status, in certain indoor health settings, such as in First Aid. Face coverings are optional for Guests in outdoor areas.

Disneyland dropped mask requirements for vaccinated Guests a while back but now but still required Guests to wear them on transportation. Now, the language on its website has been updated noting that Guests are now encouraged to wear masks while on transportation rather than required.

This update now essentially means that masks are entirely optional and it is now strictly up to Guests if they wish to wear them or not.

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As Disney continues to face and deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Guests have had to adapt to certain changes and protocols within the Disney Parks. Mask wearing was a big point of contention and confusion for many Guests visiting the Disney Parks in the last few years. Now, remembering to pack a mask will be one less thing to worry about when preparing for a trip to either Disneyland or Walt Disney World.

For more on Disneyland’s COVID-19 safety protocols, click here.

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At Disneyland, there is so much for Guests to enjoy! Now that the mask mandate has dropped for fully vaccinated Guests, Guests can enter buildings without a face covering if they so choose. Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you get to go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world”, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic, and craving a churro! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change which will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land, and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Plus, now at Disneyland, Guests can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run.

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