PHOTOS: Guests Seen Wearing Protective Masks at Disneyland Resort as Precaution for Coronavirus

In just the last few days, both Shanghai Disney Resort and Hong Kong Disneyland have closed in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. While Coronavirus concerns haven’t reached that level in the U.S., a far greater number of Disneyland guests than usual have been seen taking precautions against contagions.

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Our reporters have seen quite a few guests — like the ones shown above — wearing protective masks. With tens of thousands of guests entering Disneyland Resort a day, some are taking an early opportunity to protect themselves. While guests are sometimes seen with these masks during flu season, our reporters have noticed a significant increase in the number of guests seen wearing them. So far, only two cases of Coronavirus have been detected in the US.

We’re waiting to see if Disneyland in the U.S. will take any health measures, as Walt Disney World did in 2016 when providing free bug spray to combat the Zika virus.

A word of caution to those considering wearing a mask to the parks: according to NPR, a mask itself won’t necessarily prevent infection — especially if it is flimsy and doesn’t tightly fit your face. But wearing one may stop you from directly touching your mouth and nose (a common way that viruses and germs enter the body).

We’ll continue to monitor any closures and preventative measures issued by the parks as  further developments regarding the Coronavirus arise.

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Duke Jokes
Duke Jokes
1 year ago

People wear masks for other reasons such as a compromised immune system or another sickness. This likely isn’t related to the virus.

Tom Corless
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Duke Jokes

We’re indicating that there are way more guests wearing them than usual.

CJ
CJ
1 year ago

You cannot report that guests are wearing the masks as a precaution to this specific virus if you are only citing anecdotal evidence that more guests are wearing masks. Please don’t spread misinformation about health-related matters.

Jason Diffendal
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  CJ

What virus do you think they are wearing the masks as a precaution against?

Kin
Kin
1 year ago

Asked wdw customer service about any preventive plan in place for the coronavirus. But the answer is nothing yet. And they are not offering refunds to the ticket holders for this reason.

Diane
Diane
1 year ago
Reply to  Kin

WDW get on board with sanitary stations etc…. if not you will probably have to shut down … and no one wants that … right !? Especially you

Diane
Diane
1 year ago
Reply to  Kin

bad policy WDW

Mort
Mort
1 year ago

This article doesn’t have a date of publication. There are far more than 2 cases of the Coronavirus in the US as of today. Once again, Disney reveals that they are more about making money with high sky non-refundable prices than about supporting the health concerns of their guests, customers and employees.