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BREAKING: Walt Disney World Updates Face Mask Policy for Restaurants to Require Guests to Wear a Mask Even at Their Table

Walt Disney World has updated its face mask policy, affecting guests dining at the resort.

Brooke Geiger McDonald reports that guests are now required to wear face coverings at their table, and may only be taken off “while actively eating and drinking.” The coverings must be worn at all other times, including standing, waiting and sitting in dining locations. This is a change from the previous policy, which allowed guests to remove their masks once seated at their table.

Since July, guests have only been permitted to remove their coverings when eating or drinking while stationary. Last month, Disney also revealed that guests will have to remove their coverings while riding water slides or in the water when Disney’s Blizzard Beach reopens on March 7th, but advises that guests should still “maintain appropriate physical distancing.”

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Lori Jaz
Lori Jaz
1 month ago

Absolutely ridiculous. The tables are already widely spaced and wait staff have both a mask and clear visor. This is getting extreme.

Joshua A Dentel
Joshua A Dentel
1 month ago
Reply to  Lori Jaz

Completely agree. This is going a bit over the top with no reasoning. If they are doing this. WDW needs to increase capacity for dining….

Cole
Cole
1 month ago

They are increasing capacity to around 50% for all parks this month ahead of Spring Break. Pretty sure they already did as HS was booked solid for spring break week and now overnight after that announcement everything is now wide open again. So additional capacity was clearly added.

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Lori Jaz

It is ridiculous to ask you to put your mask back on after eating? You must think you are really something special…..what is ridiculous is not have respect for the people working and eating around you to put a mask back on after you eat. Very simple. Get over yourself and join team everyone not just team you. Cause your team sucks

Mayra
Mayra
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Wear the mask while ordering and talking to the server. Then after you are done eating, put your mask on as a sign you are done.

Kristy
Kristy
1 month ago
Reply to  Mayra

There is that wait time for your food to wear a mask too, but shouldn’t be too long. They like to get people served and out quick.

Kai Kami
Kai Kami
1 month ago
Reply to  Mayra

Yea pretty much. I always try keep my mask on until we’re done ordering. more so out of respect to the waiter but also cuz I’ve worn a mask 10hrs a day for almost a yr now and I’ve just grown accustomed to it. It’s amazing how the human body can adapt to things

Abby
Abby
1 month ago
Reply to  Kai Kami

I believe they call that Stockholm Syndrome.

Disney is crazy
Disney is crazy
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

What is ridiculous is pushing for more restrictions when the numbers are getting better.

Stacy Smith
Stacy Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Yes. It is ridiculous.

Christa Jones
Christa Jones
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

What’s ridiculous is the entire face mask policy….. IT DOES NOT HELP PREVENT COVID-19!

Steve
Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Christa Jones

This is true, only an N95 mask works not the cheap 3ply or the cotton mask.

Cds
Cds
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Learn to read please before commenting. It doesn’t say put it back on after eating. It says out it on when not actively eating. In other words, sit at the table with a stupid mask on while waiting for your server to bring your food. It’s stupid, a year too late, and overkill. Now, go drive around in your car alone while double mask like a good sheep.

David S
David S
1 month ago
Reply to  Cds

They are worried about a law suit if someone claims they caught the. Iris while dining in one of Disney’s facilities. Politics and the Benjamins

Ahnsael
Ahnsael
1 month ago
Reply to  Cds

It’s a year too late because people didn’t follow the guidelines a year ago. If they wouldn’t have been maskholes who looked for ANY excuse to not follow the guidelines, we could have been well beyond this pandemic by now. But people are selfish, and now we are paying the price.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

But the way it reads you have to put it back on every time you take a bite of food

Conn
Conn
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

You may think you are a decent human being but you are not.

Kat
Kat
1 month ago
Reply to  Lori Jaz

Then don’t go to Disney. They’re a private company and could require us all to wear rubber pants to visit the parks if they wanted.

If you care so much, money talks. Don’t give them your money anymore and when attendance drops, maybe they’ll change restrictions again.

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  Lori Jaz

This whole thing is not “getting extreme” it IS and is absolute silliness. If they are “so concerned” CLOSE THE DAMN FUN PLACE.

Jimbob
Jimbob
1 month ago
Reply to  Lori Jaz

What is so freaking hard about wearing a mask???

SO EXTREEEEEMMMEEEEEE. lol give me a break.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimbob

If the CDC said tapping your heels three times after walking through a door helped spread the slow of Covid, you’d probably do it. I mean, it takes no time at all.

Ben Dover
Ben Dover
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimbob

I like to breathe…. that’s why it’s my right…

Sue
Sue
6 days ago
Reply to  Jimbob

Shown to make people sick. With a disease that has a survival rate of 99.99% all of this nonsense is just that complete and utter NONSENSE!

Driver
Driver
1 month ago
Reply to  Lori Jaz

The world hat to shut down bc people like you and their thinking.Some want to move on.Stay home if u don’t want to respect guidelines to move on.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago
Reply to  Driver

Thats why after visiting WDW 13 times I wouldnt go back until No Masks cause its not a happy place with Masks

carlos2go
carlos2go
1 month ago
Reply to  Driver

Stay home if it’s that big a deal to wear a mask to help keep others healthy. The world doesn’t revolve around you.

Christopher Brewer
Christopher Brewer
1 month ago
Reply to  Lori Jaz

Getting???

Cole
Cole
1 month ago
Reply to  Lori Jaz

Additional capacity is equaling more dining meaning closer tables. That’s why this change is being done…because the very reason you are arguing that it’s ridiculous and why it’s save enough isn’t going to be the case anymore. So you’ve proved their entire point.

Greg Landry
Greg Landry
1 month ago

Um, no. What has changed to cause this to even be on the radar?

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Greg Landry

We learned people are carless with mask so you have to spell out even the most basic common sense things in life . People (see the mirror) are so dumb you have to literally tell them exactly what they can and can not do because they have no human decency to be respectful of others on their own

William Murray
William Murray
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Like little Billy here. Sooo emotionally wrapped up in his defense of respecting others, disrespectfully. Truth is the measures & methods utilized & accepted don’t begin to eliminate the level of threat that exists, because this is so contagious. Extra mask wearing in a restaurant or other public place does little to nothing when all of the other devices & methods that help it spread are ignored. Dumb people think dumb things. 10 masks 24 hours a day for 10 weeks isn’t going to cure this virus. If you have it or are carrying it then the time you spend… Read more »

Nicole
Nicole
1 month ago
Reply to  Greg Landry

What changed is all the people that are taking extended ‘mask breaks’ at outdoor dining without ordering/consuming food/beverage and leaving customers (families) without places to sit and eat. We have seen this repeatedly on our last few trips. Families are forced to sit on railings or the ground to eat. It is sad the Disney has to find a way to force people to be courteous.

Last edited 1 month ago by Nicole
Cds
Cds
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicole

Too late. Covid has run its course. Go be scared at home alone.

Cds is dumb lol
Cds is dumb lol
1 month ago
Reply to  Cds

How come people are still dying

Dawn
Dawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicole

How about more seating areas to eat. I’ve been behind most of their decisions, however this is extreme and a year late. Masks do nothing, I personally know three people who contracted covid while wearing a mask. I’m one of them btw. Wash hands, clean surfaces, spacing. Would love to see reusable compact Disney wipes containers.

Carlos
Carlos
1 month ago
Reply to  Nicole

Yet there has been no evidence (at least not reported) that COVID-19 has been traced to WDW.

Jimbob
Jimbob
1 month ago
Reply to  Greg Landry

What is so freaking hard about wearing a mask???

Marianne buswell
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimbob

Everything! It’s unhealthy! And it’s hard to breathe! You’re not meant to cover your mouth and nose! Jeez…do you not get it!?

Last edited 1 month ago by Marianne buswell
Carlos
Carlos
1 month ago
Reply to  Greg Landry

Masks don’t work. But we will try everything we can to make it seem like they do.

LoRenzo DelSanto
LoRenzo DelSanto
1 month ago

This is pure trash

Billy
Billy
1 month ago

Stay home. We don’t care. Park is full we do not need you

Andrew Montgomery
Andrew Montgomery
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Agreed. We don’t need you. Stay home if you are too lazy to put the mask on

M Perez
M Perez
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

If you’re that scared you stay home.

Common sense
Common sense
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Your right Billy if your to scared to be around people with no mask then you should be the one going home if your that scared of a flu virus

Dan
Dan
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Not one of your comments has received any positive feedback… Perhaps you should sit the next few plays out and keep your opinions to yourself.

carlos2go
carlos2go
1 month ago
Reply to  Dan

I’m happy to support Billy’s point that we need to care about each other and mask wearing is not a big deal. It’s unfortunate that so many people feel otherwise. My kids and their friends of all political persuasions wear masks all day at school, every day, and none of them complain. It’s only the spoiled adults who think they are better than everyone else.

Jimbob
Jimbob
1 month ago

What is so freaking hard about wearing a mask???

Driver
Driver
1 month ago

stay home.

David S
David S
1 month ago

Disney is losing Tens of Millions of dollars on top of letting go of tens of thousands of their workers. Once they employed 250,000 workers and are down to about 45,000

Lauryn
Lauryn
1 month ago

I’m sorry…how??

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Lauryn

After you eat. You put the mask back on…..really very simple. If you need we have some 6 year olds who can show you

Melissa
Melissa
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

I’m wondering why you even work in the hospitality business with your obvious disdain for humans.

Andrew
Andrew
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Since you like to attack people and making assumptions let me help you out. The article clearly states “actively eating or drinking” so reading the letter of the rule if there is not food or drink at your face you need a mask on, not once you are done with your meal as you stated before. This is a little extreme (coming from someone in one of the most restricted states). Also if you need help being respectful to people I have some 5 year olds who can show you.

Kevin C
Kevin C
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

If I’m still at my table or bar then I’m NOT DONE. YOU stay home if you’re that scared

Aps
Aps
1 month ago
Reply to  Kevin C

The people that work there are union and asking for sa safe environment to work. If people like you feel this way the park wouldnt be [pen so really you need to stay home because you arent needed

Madstupid
Madstupid
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

How many 6 year olds do you have? Maybe they can teach you how to interact with people.

Hmmmm
Hmmmm
1 month ago

So we have a vaccine, things are getting better, and the tables are spread a part perfectly fine so we are tightening rules for what reason? Things better and rules get worse?

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Hmmmm

Things are not getting better. People do not follow rules. There is no reason to sit after you have ate with out mask on. If you think you are to good to where mask stay home. This from a cast member that works in a restaurant. We shouldn’t be put at more risk so you can play on your phone without a mask. Be respectful be reasonable. Wear a damn mask

Chip
Chip
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

They want your mast on between every bite

Steve
Steve
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Me wearing a mask doesn’t help me – and I don’t care about you. Get over it. Scared? Stay home in mommy’s basement. The world is scary – and it isn’t my place to make you feel safe.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

I’m a cast member in a restaurant, too. If they only knew how many of my fellow cast members have tested positive for covid-19, maybe some of these guests would be less entitled and more considerate.

Jodi
Jodi
1 month ago
Reply to  James

It’s not about entitlement…it’s about common sense and “picking and choosing” what’s sanitary. Masks can collect a large amount of germs on them, since people touch them constantly. Do the restaurant cast members sanitize their hands between every encounter w/guests at tables (i. e. taking drinks to tables, giving ketchup bottles to tables that may not be sanitized between customers, touching plates that people have eaten from, refills on drinks from the same fountain drink spouts that everyone else’s glasses have touched)?? Are cast members standing at the bathrooms, ensuring people wash their hands after going in there?! How do… Read more »

Cds
Cds
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Uh… Yes they are getting better. You are the only one who seems to be missing that.

Common
Common
1 month ago
Reply to  Cds

So glad the virus knows when I am eating, staying home is a choice you have to be courteous to others… 6ft apart.

carlos2go
carlos2go
1 month ago
Reply to  Cds

Yes, they’re getting better. But they’re still a problem. What’s wrong with respecting people like the cast member above who may be vulnerable or know vulnerable people. Should he no longer work so you don’t have to wear a mask when you aren’t eating or drinking?

Karen
Karen
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Actually the general situation is improving.

Stacy Smith
Stacy Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

It’s “after you have eaten”. Not “after you have ate.”

Along for the Ride
Along for the Ride
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

If you truly believed you would get sick from coming to work, you wouldn’t be working in a restaurant. or touching the gas pump handle, or the money tube they send to you through the air shoot, at the bank or buying orange juice from the reach in at the grocery store. Or taking a credit card from a guest at a restaurant.

Sonia
Sonia
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Do you have mental health issues? You seem to be very angry and bitter.

The parks are not full at all because people don’t want to be targeted by little hitlers dressed as cast members.

This is ridiculous.

5 years olds could measure the social distance required and so make sure tables are this far apart.

This is easy to understand even for the bitter and twisted like you!

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

There’s such a thing as wait times in between courses, you know.

Squire
Squire
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Get a new job and work from home.

Christa
Christa
1 month ago
Reply to  Hmmmm

Exactly

Jimbob
Jimbob
1 month ago
Reply to  Hmmmm

What is so freaking hard about wearing a mask???

Karen
Karen
1 month ago

This is unreasonable. I really think society has gone completely overboard with masks. We have vaccines now—we should be scaling masks back not making them even more restrictive.

Rob Smith
Rob Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Karen

Please read how vaccines actually work. Not enough people have gotten it yet and the people who have received their vaccines will take time for their immune system to build up. They can still be spreader of the virus as well.

Helsahliuyfvmmgd
Helsahliuyfvmmgd
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Smith

Why are we even getting vaccines if we aren’t at risk? Completely stupid!

Carlos
Carlos
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Smith

Not all. Every year we need a flu shot and even if you get it you can still get the flu.

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Karen

Things in Florida are not getting better. Stay away

J Statt
J Statt
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Yes, cases have dropped almost 70% from the January high. It is getting better. It doesn’t mean it’s no longer a risk yet, but it’s undoubtedly getting better.

Beat
Beat
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

A vaccinated person can carry the illness to unvaccinated people. This is why vaccines are more important than ever!! It is time to buckle down and kick covid19 once and for all not let up!

Karen
Karen
1 month ago
Reply to  Beat

Not proven. In fact it looks likely that vaccines prevent transmission.

Shanna Haydel
Shanna Haydel
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

CHILL OUT!! PEOPLE ARE JUST WONDERING WHY THE SUDDEN CHANGE AND YOU ARE FLIPPING OUT ON PEOPLE.

Last edited 1 month ago by Shanna Haydel
Hamhock2112
Hamhock2112
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Florida ranks 28th in the country in deaths and also in cases per million.. half the states are worse than Florida. So things in Florida, with a lot less restrictions, are doing better than most states…lighten up sally…

Marianne buswell
1 month ago
Reply to  Hamhock2112

Lies….lies and more lies!

Karen
Karen
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

There is no need to be rude because I disagree with this policy.

Jackie
Jackie
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

You are so rude. And you are a cast member? Wow.

Sam
Sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

Perhaps find another job if being a Disney cast member has you so disgruntled.

Former guest
Former guest
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

How will cast members keep their jobs that they just got back if we all stay home? You’d think as a cast member, you’d WANT customers! You guys are nasty and elitist. You don’t even care about people with disabilities who can’t breathe through these masks.

Madstupid
Madstupid
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

I’m in Florida. Things here are fine. Billy is unwell and should seek out counseling for his unreasonable and unfounded fears and defensive attitude.

Jimbob
Jimbob
1 month ago
Reply to  Karen

What is so freaking hard about wearing a mask???

Former guest
Former guest
1 month ago
Reply to  Jimbob

It makes breathing hard for some of us! I had neck surgery and am short of breath even without a mask.

Thank you for showcasing the typical attitude of entitled Disney cast members. I’ve experienced quite a few cast members with nasty attitudes like yours.

Last edited 1 month ago by Former guest
Kab
Kab
1 month ago

I can’t find this on their website on the Mask Coverings section at all!

Tom Corless
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Kab

Look under dining, not face coverings.

Jolyth
Jolyth
1 month ago
Reply to  Kab

It does not say while sitting at the table. It says while “standing, waiting or sitting in dining locations”. So couldn’t this mean while you are sitting at the front waiting for your reservation to be called?

Tom Corless
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Jolyth

Most don’t even have indoor waiting areas, so no.

Janet
Janet
1 month ago

Mmm not a fan. I can’t justify to spend thousands of dollars for my honeymoon, to have to wear a mask even at my table. Disney is gonna have a lot of cancelled vacations

Greg Landry
Greg Landry
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

I absolutely am not going back while I’m required to wear a mask. Expecting someone to pay the same amount for their vacation but have it lessened by having to wear a mask is a no go for me. Not to mention the absence of so many other things that have been there in the past like entertainment, all day Park hopping, etc.

Last edited 1 month ago by Greg Landry
Karen
Karen
1 month ago
Reply to  Greg Landry

Totally agree.

Stacy Smith
Stacy Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Greg Landry

Amen

Jennifer
Jennifer
1 month ago
Reply to  Greg Landry

Agreed we feel the same not going back till they are 100% back to the way it was…Hopper pass meal plans fast pass and no frickin masks

T lee
T lee
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

I agree it’s crazy. They have gone nuts hmmm like a few other people in high places have been acting for a month or so

Cds
Cds
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

I’ve been five times as a pass holder living out of state since Disney reopened. I thought most of the rules were ridiculous but wanted to go so would deal with it. However this is the last straw. I’m absolutely not returning if this is accurate until they lift the mask requirement completely. Done. This makes absolutely no sense based on where we are at in the covid timeline.

Rob Smith
Rob Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

Like they care. You don’t want to wear a mask? Then don’t go.

Cody
Cody
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Smith

You’re kind of a rude person.

Hamhock2112
Hamhock2112
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Smith

Like I care…you scared? Don’t go…

carlos2go
carlos2go
1 month ago
Reply to  Hamhock2112

If you’re not into making other people feel comfortable in a worldwide pandemic, maybe it’s you who shouldn’t be going.

Charles
Charles
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Smith

Shouldn’t have to wear a damn mask all the damn time. How bout you go home

K.C. Cooper
K.C. Cooper
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob Smith
Josh
Josh
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

People will most definitely cancel their annual passes and therefore will also lose a lot of business. Nothing says I have to give Disney my hard earned money.

Glen
Glen
1 month ago
Reply to  Josh

Not really. In case you haven’t noticed Disney is dying to get rid of annual passes because they make no moeny on them. Their studies show annual pass holders spend less money at the parks and clog up the availability. They already cancelled them in Disneyland and will only offer renewals in Disneyworld.

Susan M
Susan M
1 month ago
Reply to  Josh

I can’t believe how ppl feel entitled. It’s a privilege to enjoy parks while this pandemic is still going on. I agree with the cast member… quit making this all about you. Its about everyone’s everyone’s safety. And i have seen Disney guest dining at a table and not actively eating and they are just taking their sweet time when they should get up get rid of their trash and leave so others can enjoy their food like they just did. It’s just childish to purposely hog up tables just shop you can take your mask off… Also agree with:… Read more »

Kevin harge
Kevin harge
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

No they are not They only way Disney is going to have canceled vacations is if customers like me feel it’s not safe to travel in that state . People don’t want to come to Florida due to the government’s lax rules. My family had the best time at Hawaii’s Aulani this past month. Government is very strict from airport , rental cars , excursions mask was on except in lazy River or pool . We had to have our QR code to verify health everywhere on the island. I felt safe not like in Florida. People cancel vacations when… Read more »

Cody
Cody
1 month ago
Reply to  Kevin harge

Based on the change in park hours for the next several months, I’d say you’re in the minority with regards to safety.

Not a single COVID outbreak has occurred on Disney property. Not one. They were doing just fine prior to this updated policy. This is a mistake.

Billy
Billy
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

Good. Be gone with you

Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Billy

A cast member, Billy is not…

Tulkas
Tulkas
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

They wont cause you guys keep giving them money no matter what.

Richard
Richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

I agree with you. I decided to cancel our trip to Disney because it is not going to be enjoyable and I’m not wasting money to be aggravated.

Dara S.
Dara S.
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

After they got rid of Magical Express and made it harder for those flying in to get transportation, that was it for me. It’s not worth the money for us to be frustrated and constantly on edge about the mask wearing thing. Sounds like a lot feel the same way.

Glen
Glen
1 month ago
Reply to  Janet

Then don’t go. Easy fix.

Brian
Brian
1 month ago

Disney sucks. I canceled Disney+ and I’m selling my DVC. No more dumping $10k per year on the mouse.

Last edited 1 month ago by Brian
Jennifer Stajdl
Jennifer Stajdl
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian

You can sell DVC?

Rachel
Rachel
1 month ago
Reply to  Brian

Brian, I sold my DVC and could not be happier, $29,000 back in my pocket. I saw the writing on the wall, back in August. Since plenty of people don’t mind wearing a mask in the park I was glad of that because I was able to sell. Glad to be rid of it. Disney will not be lifting their mask policy anytime soon if at all vaccine or not. If you don’t like the mask get rid of your timeshare. It’s over. They will never be the way they were.

Rmann
Rmann
1 month ago

Followed this post on Facebook. Shameful! The folks posting their opposing views of this policy (on Facebook with this article linked to the post) are being CENSORED! The fact that these masks are not protecting us from CoVid anywhere near the level some people think they are, the concern over constantly removing your mask on the restaurant, putting it “somewhere”, then putting it back on… And many other concerns are all being DELETED! Disney is controlling a narrative, and restricting people from sharing knowledge, and having meaningful discussions about this topic. I’ve noticed this on many occasions on various topics!… Read more »

Tom Corless
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Rmann

Yeah, that’s not a thing. You probably cursed or made it political so we had to moderate it. There’s plenty of people on both sides in these comments. Maybe be more respectful of other next time and your comment won’t be deleted.

Sydney Cooke
Sydney Cooke
1 month ago

Going to cancel my dining reservations for my April vacation. The only reason I scheduled table service meals was to guarantee myself and my small children some time to relax in air conditioning without masks. When we went in October, we were grateful for those meal times. Not worth it now.

Wyldenay
Wyldenay
1 month ago
Reply to  Sydney Cooke

They have indoor “relaxation stations” where you can remove your mask as long as you are stationary. The new rules effectively reinforce existing rules and extend them to further protect other guests and cast. I don’t get the resistance to the new rules.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Just so I understand this new requirements as we have an ADR for Toppolino’s next weekend, we ordered a bottle of wine and between each sip we need to put our masks back on? Is this truly the case we’ll just cancel and spend our 200 bucks somewhere else.

Meghan
Meghan
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom

I know. Sounds ridiculous to me! Maybe they are hoping people order more appetizers and desserts so that we can constantly be eating. A hidden marketing tool.

Julie
Julie
1 month ago

It seems like a strange time to do this when numbers are going down all the time, people are getting vaccinated, and the trend is for things to get better. Not happy about this at all

Jeff Day
Jeff Day
1 month ago

I’ve been planning to celebrate my 50th birthday at Disney for almost 3 years. Trip is almost paid for. I guess I’ll be rescheduling until this madness is over. I’ll go when I can see my kids happy faces. Not covered by a damn mask.

Josh
Josh
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Day

Seeing how happy Disney makes your kids is the best part of going. We went in 2019 and that was by far my favorite part of the trip. As well as seeing smiling faces all around us. We won’t return until the magic returns. I get it that it’s not Disney’s fault. They’re a business and trying to make money by getting people in the parks. There’s nothing wrong with that. We all need to lighten up when it comes to being offended by these added restrictions. Disney will lose money but they will recover after all this is over.… Read more »

Common sense
Common sense
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Day

Go to universal they are so much relaxed and they actually accommodate you for the smallest things.

The1Mouse
The1Mouse
1 month ago

I visited the Magic Kingdom for the first time in ten years with my girlfriend this past week. The masks were annoying, but we had a good time nonetheless. This new policy update makes absolutely no sense though. I was planning on booking another trip for April, but now that’s off the table… or excuse me, I meant to say on AT the table.

Can someone please give Chepek an enema already?

Last edited 1 month ago by The1Mouse
Cds
Cds
1 month ago

Is this as joke? Covid is on the downside and Disney is actually tightening up their mask requirements? The least popular of all of the covid prophylactic measures?

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

Yep, cancelling my trip for sure. You mean I have to walk around the park and keep a mask on my 2 year old all day and then I sit down at a table for some reprieve from the masks and even there she will have to wear one. Not on my dime…

Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Boycott Disney. They are a horrible company.

Ginnie
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

Totally agreed

Toya B
Toya B
1 month ago

We just visited Disney World over Valentine’s Day. Seating at quick dining restaurants was hard to find and reservations at sit down dining were going long. We noticed, especially at the quick dining areas, that people were lingering around after eating for 20-30 minutes. I get that Disney is expensive and you want to enjoy yourselves, but we all knew that when we decided to go there. We paid over $40 for two people for lunch more than once and had to find a place to squat while we ate, juggling food and trays on our knees, and using building… Read more »

Ron
Ron
1 month ago
Reply to  Toya B

I believe so. When you have a 7:30 dinner reservation and can’t get seated until after 8 because a group won’t leave long after they have finished and paid for their meal because they are in a no mask situatuon
Ticked me off that people are so inconsiderate.
Something had to be done

Gerald Wolfe
Gerald Wolfe
1 month ago

I just checked out the dining section on the Disney website. The policy doesn’t appear to have changed since we were there two weeks ago. Masks are required in restaurants, while waiting for a table, but once seated at a table, there is no wording in the policy to suggest that masks must be worn once seated. I hope this hasn’t changed tonight.