Magic Kingdom Now Playing Audio Reminder to NOT Remove Your Mask for Cinderella Castle Photos

Face masks are the new norm at theme parks, and even the Most Magical Place on Earth is no exception to the rule, with guests required to keep their face masks on throughout their time in the Magic Kingdom—even for photographs.

New at the Magic Kingdom is an audio reminder played near the park’s icon, Cinderella Castle, telling guests to keep their face masks on for photographs. The reminder stands out against the usual slew of announcements and reminders as it features the voice of a woman with a distinct accent stating the following:

“Thank you for visiting us today. Please wear a face covering at all times, including when taking photographs. The exception would be when eating and drinking while stationary. Clean hands often and thoroughly. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and maintain physical distancing. Thank you.”

The announcement is in a testing phase now, and began just yesterday evening. You can hear the full audio clip in the video below:

Keeping face masks on for photographs, be it ones you take yourself or through a PhotoPass photographer, has been an established rule since the reopening of the parks.

This is one of the more recent efforts by Walt Disney World to ensure health and safety guidelines are being met throughout the parks. Other recent changes to the Magic Kingdom include new physical distancing barriers in the queue for “it’s a small world” and even preliminary distancing markers along the sidewalk of Main Street, U.S.A. for current cavalcades and eventually, parades.

What do you think of the new announcement? Have you witnessed many guests removing their face masks outside of designated areas, or while not eating and drinking? Let us know in the comments.

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Doug
Doug
1 year ago

They should enforce the proper distancing so people can take the masks off for photo pass pictures. I can see not allowing it for your own pics, because distancing could not be enforced.

John Doe
John Doe
1 year ago

I bet the place is dead

Shannon Nutt
Shannon Nutt
1 year ago

There are people walking and drinking. They need to be told to stop, step aside, drink, then resume walking. Cast members at Universal are doing a better job of stopping this it seems.

Sean
Sean
1 year ago

Easy for PhotoPass since they have the zoom lenses! Keep it up DPI!

Les Brady
Les Brady
1 year ago

Why would anyone want a picture with a mask on, unless its Halloween in a costume.
Silly