BREAKING: Disney CEO Bob Chapek Hints at Reduction (and Even Possible Removal) of Face Mask Policy at Walt Disney World

During today’s quarter 2 earnings call for The Walt Disney Company, CEO Bob Chapek addressed the new guidance from the CDC and Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis concerning the use of face masks by fully vaccinated guests.

…today’s guidance that we got from the CDC in terms of those that were vaccinated do not necessarily need to wear masks anymore, both outdoors and indoors, is very big news for us, particularly if anybody’s been in Florida in the middle of the summer with a mask on. That could be quite daunting. So we think that’s going to make for an even more pleasant experience.”

Bob Chapek

While Chapek did not give any timeframes for any change to the mask policy, he does seem to be indicating that it is on the horizon. This statement comes on the heels of yesterday’s announcement that Walt Disney World will slowly be reducing physical distancing requirements of six feet.

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Karen
Karen
29 days ago

YAY!!!! I will be able to go again!!

Crista
Crista
29 days ago

Yes! Let’s do this! Long overdue.

Kevin
Kevin
29 days ago

Meanwhile, children under 12 can’t get vaccinated yet. That would be awfully irresponsible to remove mask and distance requirements first.

Chris
Chris
29 days ago
Reply to  Kevin

The story said vaccinated ppl wouldn’t have to wear masks, so kids under 12 would still be wearing them.

Charles
Charles
29 days ago
Reply to  Kevin

Then don’t go

VaxMan
VaxMan
29 days ago

Please let this be true! The thought of touring the parks next month with a mask on just sounds miserable.

For the love figment
For the love figment
29 days ago

For sure it is past time to lift the mask mandate!!!!! Adults have had ample opportunity to get vaccinated. Vaccination time slots are going unused. Some people are never going to get vaccinated. It’s time to quit penalizing those of us who chose to get vaccinated by still requiring a mask. We have done our part to protect ourself. It’s time for others to take responsibility for their own health. Masking should be a choice not a mandate!!!! Let’s go and have fun at Walt Disney World once again!!! If you are concerned about your child under the age of… Read more »

Clare
Clare
29 days ago

What about people who have antibodies from The live virus vs pharmaceutical antibodies. Where’s our mask mandate lift?

Alex
Alex
29 days ago

The majority of the country, therefore the majority of the guests at WDW, are still not vaccinated yet. And probably will not be for quite some time, despite how many cash incentives are thrown at them. Not trusting unvaccinated people to follow CDC guidelines and wear masks. If they followed medical guidelines, they would be vaccinated in the first place.

Anon
Anon
29 days ago

Thank you science! Keep getting your shots so we can kill this off once and for all! This only works if we all do this before immunity begins wearing off.

Laurie
Laurie
28 days ago

The CDC said fully vaccinated people can remove their masks. How will Disney know who is fully vaccinated and who is not?