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BREAKING: Guests May Take Mask-less Outdoor Photos at Walt Disney World Starting April 8th

As of today, Walt Disney World has updated their website to reflect an upcoming change in the face mask policy:

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may temporarily remove your face covering while actively eating, drinking or taking an outdoor photo*, but you must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing during this time.

(*Beginning April 8)

DisneyWorld.com

Walt Disney World has heavily enforced mask wearing while taking photographs in the parks and beyond, but now, as long as you have enough distance from others, you will be permitted to temporarily remove your mask for an outdoor photo. Obviously, this rule does not apply to indoor locations where the spread of COVID-19 would be harder to mitigate.

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Kyle
Kyle
14 days ago

Yesssssss!

Sean
Sean
14 days ago

Yasssss!! Who would have thought this news would make me so happy lol. But its just one step closer to a sense of normalcy

Harry
Harry
14 days ago

Cause taking a maskless photo means that covid will respect that Just remove the masks already. The only reason that they have it is virtue signaling HEY LOOK WE CARE ABOUT YOUR SAFETY. Please stop caring about my safety. My safety and how I live my life is MY decision. So if I don’t wanna wear a mask for my protection, then I don’t have to wear a mask. We don’t limit the amount of fast food people are allowed to eat per week because obesity rates are high. And if we did then it would be no no because… Read more »

Jessie
Jessie
13 days ago
Reply to  Harry

You not wearing a mask effects other people. Don’t kill someone’s grandma just for your self righteous indignity.

MIke
MIke
7 days ago
Reply to  Jessie

First, it’s “affects”, not “effects.” How does not wearing a mask kill someone’s grandma?

B Cagre
B Cagre
13 days ago
Reply to  Harry

Well, that is a very selfish and frankly unamerican take. Also, just know that you are not the only one with this mindset right now, which greatly saddens me. I hope you can put yourself in others’ shoes. Aside from the elderly, there are many Americans with pre-existing conditions that render them very susceptible to Covid-19. There also many who do not even know they are susceptible. So, while you personally may not care, and do not mind rolling the dice, I believe you should show empathy to your fellow American and try protecting their lives instead. This is why… Read more »

MIke
MIke
7 days ago
Reply to  B Cagre

If you are elderly and/or have pre-existing conditions, why are you going to a theme park or any similar public place in the first place? Masks are definitely not 100% effective; thus, your argument that it’s ok for these folks to go to Disneyworld as long as everyone wears a mask rings hollow. If you think it’s ok for such people to go, then you don’t care about them, either. Additionally, people with co-morbidities or elderly people who choose to go to Disneyworld made the conscious choice to go and risk getting the virus. So their selfish choice dictates what… Read more »

Justin
Justin
14 days ago

These transition periods from no-vaccine to partially-vaccinated and then to (hopefully) fully/herd-vaccinated are going to be rocky. We’ll likely be seeing more videos/stories of the crazies who think that rules for the benefit of whole community all do not apply to them . . . Good luck to the CMs!!

Jessie
Jessie
13 days ago

“Heavily enforced” is not accurate, it’s barely been enforced.

Robin Grant
Robin Grant
13 days ago

Too Soon.

harry
harry
13 days ago
Reply to  Robin Grant

what is the magic requirement that makes it the right time to loosen restrictions. 100% vaccination rate? not gonna happen. herd immunity? Every month we push it back a month despite faster vaccine rates every month. so when WHEN is it ok to take a maskless photo

mis
mis
13 days ago

has lord democrat demming approved of this? after all, that dem calls all the shots in orange county it seems.

Heather R Johnson
Heather R Johnson
13 days ago

Finally! And thanks for clarifying that the jab doesn’t stop you from going maskless!

Loo
Loo
13 days ago

So glad I sold my DVC.

Laangela Sheri Davis
Laangela Sheri Davis
13 days ago

Glad,now they can work on letting families bring stroller wagons!

Mike
Mike
12 days ago

Some photopass cast members are allowing mask removal today