BREAKING: Walt Disney World Will No Longer Require Face Coverings Outdoors Beginning Tomorrow

Disney has announced it will no longer require face coverings in most outdoor areas in its parks, Disney Springs, and other areas of the Walt Disney World Resort effective tomorrow, May 15th, 2021.

Universal Orlando Resort made a similar change earlier today after Orange County, FL lifted its outdoor mask mandate.

Disney has updated their “Experience Updates” page to reflect the new guidelines, with the following policy:

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Additionally, Disney has offered the following chart showing when a face covering will need to be worn:

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Guests will still need to wear a mask when indoors in order to comply with local regulations and CDC guidelines.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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Natalie walker
Natalie walker
5 months ago

Now bring back fast pass and dining plan!!

Ingrid
Ingrid
5 months ago
Reply to  Natalie walker

Yes please!

Jessica
Jessica
5 months ago

But where is the announcement from disney?

Tom Corless
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Jessica

On their site

Mike P.
Mike P.
5 months ago

Kevin we are here as this is happening! I’m so excited for tomorrow!

J Statt
J Statt
5 months ago

CDC guidelines allow vaccinated adults not to wear masks indoors, and local govt mask restrictions are void in Florida. So they aren’t really following any legal or scientific reasoning. They’re just scared to lift the rules at once. They’ll get there, but it’ll take more time obviously.

RedHead0186
RedHead0186
5 months ago
Reply to  J Statt

How are they supposed to know who’s vaccinated and who’s not? Just saying everyone had to wear masks indoors keeps it simpler.

Melissa
Melissa
5 months ago
Reply to  RedHead0186

We will gladly show proof, trust me. We got the vaccine to gain normalcy. We will definitely want to prove we got it.

harry
harry
5 months ago

This is awesome hopefully its gone by the time I go down to orlando in july

Deborah Callicutt
Deborah Callicutt
5 months ago

So many of us, myself included, have had both Covid immunizations. Many of us seniors and younger with heart conditions, etc., experience shortness of breath and other health conditions and the masks are very difficult! In the heat they are absolute torture!!! I am over 70, but will just have to be miserable because I’m NOT going to miss out on being with my grandchildren making these memories at Disney. We are NOT in a pandemic any longer! Why punish your patrons this way, Disney????

RedHead0186
RedHead0186
5 months ago

We are absolutely still in a pandemic. Disney also isn’t “punishing” anyone. No one likes wearing masks in the heat. This is actually a pretty big step for Disney, and if you’re fully vaccinated you won’t have to wear your mask outside all the time. It’s still your choice to go to Disney.

Laura Mira
Laura Mira
5 months ago

The pandemic is not gone. People are still dying. Remember, people visit Disney from all over the world ,not everyone is vaccinated. Stay Safe.

Matt
Matt
5 months ago

I’m going to Disney and I’m nine 😀😀😀😃😃😃😄😄😁😁😁😄😄😄😃😃😀😄😄😃😃😀😀😃😄😄😄😃😃🙂😃🙂😀😃😄😃🙂😃

Shannon
Shannon
5 months ago
Reply to  Matt

I’m going to Disney and I’m 48!! 🥳 I hope you have a great time Matt.

Patrick
Patrick
5 months ago

Great news. Heading down for a week this Monday! I know they have increased capacity. I hope without any fast pass that it is quicker than when we went in November.

Barry
Barry
5 months ago
Reply to  Patrick

Will not just returned wait times or anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes unless u get into park at rope drop !!!

May
May
5 months ago

All right!

Vern Louw
Vern Louw
5 months ago

Truly awesome news!!! I’m not coming to WDW until face masks are completely removed but I cannot wait!!!

Leo
Leo
5 months ago
Reply to  Vern Louw

Yes, you and me both.

D.Norris
D.Norris
5 months ago

About time! Finally moving forward. It never made sense to me why you can take your mask off indoors in their ” indoor relaxation stations” but you had to put it right back on as soon as you went back outside.

RedHead0186
RedHead0186
5 months ago
Reply to  D.Norris

Probably because it was easily enforced. Mask off in relaxation station, mask on outside of that.

Sean McManus
Sean McManus
5 months ago

Too little, too late.

CIC
CIC
5 months ago

It’s always got to be Florida smh! Can’t follow directions and then cry when their state is Covid infested

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
5 months ago
Reply to  CIC

Go live in NY or NJ and see how much you enjoy it. High death rates, still high positivity rates, and tons of restrictions. Stop blaming Florida because you hate their politics.

Laura Mira
Laura Mira
5 months ago

Only if you’re vaccinated, and even so according to the CDC in crowds you must wear a mask. Disney always has crowds. Let’s not be careless now!! People come frome all over the world, we have no idea who has or has not been vaccinated. Personally I’m not taking a chance, I have my family to think of.

Matt
Matt
5 months ago

I’m nine and I’m exited to go to Disney 😀😀😀😀😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

Doug
Doug
5 months ago

GREAT!!!!!! Hopefully they will drop them on rides soon, and then indoors soon after that. Let’s get fast pass set back up as there are about to be a lot of people jumping to book trips now.

Des Smith
Des Smith
5 months ago

Hmm.. guess I’ll be returning my tickets and cancelling that trip then.

Leo
Leo
5 months ago
Reply to  Des Smith

Stay home more room for the rest of us.

Jolyth
Jolyth
5 months ago
Reply to  Des Smith

Nobody is saying you can’t wear a mask if you want. But go ahead and cancel. That is your decision and your right.

Boots
Boots
5 months ago

…But will they allow white middle class families to attend since their “training” tells the white cast members to be “less white”?
No thanks. Our very large family that has attended for years won’t go anymore…not that they care.

Jolyth
Jolyth
5 months ago
Reply to  Boots

Thank you for pointing this out

Last edited 5 months ago by Jolyth