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Walt Disney World Reminding Guests Via App That They Have Not Changed Their Mask Policies, Also Encouraging Guests to Get Vaccinated

Today’s announcement by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis of the suspension of all local emergency orders had many wondering if the Orlando-area parks would change their policies. DeSantis’s actions invalidated the Orange County mask mandate.

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Now, Disney has released a push notification on the MyDisneyExperience mobile app that they will not be changing any COVID-19 safety measures at this time. Masks will still be required at Walt Disney World Resort. They are also encouraging guests to get vaccinated.

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With the loosening of restrictions state-wide, it makes sense that Disney will have to remind guests, especially those from Florida, that rules will be different on their property from the rest of the state. That being said, the notification in the app should not be taken as an official statement that the company isn’t discussing if and/or when they will ease mask requirements. Our guess is that it will be quite some time until they do though.

At this time, Universal Orlando Resort has not addressed Governor DeSantis’s changes in any way.

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Nick
Nick
13 days ago

Anyone who thinks masks outside… especially in Florida makes any sense… sorry… you shouldn’t be allowed an opinion.

Jimmy
Jimmy
13 days ago
Reply to  Nick

I agree with masks outdoors lacking sense but everyone is entitled to their opinion. Doesn’t mean those people won’t look foolish for expressing those opinions though…

harry
harry
13 days ago
Reply to  Nick

based

Jaret albaugh
Jaret albaugh
12 days ago
Reply to  Nick

You ever been stuck right next to someone coughing or sneezing ( or like you ) . In pandemic that can still kill you wear it. People with bad immune systems do in FL what you can’t?

Wendell
Wendell
13 days ago

Ask to see Vaccination card to get in,wait they wont do that company might loose that mighty dollar!

mike giroux
mike giroux
13 days ago
Reply to  Wendell

They can not ask to see the vaccination card because it’s a violation of HIPPA Law.

Christopher J Errante
Christopher J Errante
13 days ago
Reply to  Wendell

They lost mine

Ryan
Ryan
13 days ago

Glad to see Disney cares about their guests.
It’s why I’ve continued to go to the parks and felt safe while doing so.

Christopher J Errante
Christopher J Errante
13 days ago
Reply to  Ryan

Then give up the rest of your rights!!!!

Jimmy
Jimmy
13 days ago
Reply to  Ryan

Everyone has access to the vaccine now… how long should we all have to continue to suffer because of those who refuse to get vaccinated?

Sandy Guthrie
Sandy Guthrie
13 days ago
Reply to  Ryan

I’ll go back when facemask mandates are over. It’s ridiculous to have them outdoors or any place for that matter.

Joseph Kastner
Joseph Kastner
13 days ago

Then what is the point of getting the vaccine?

mis
mis
13 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Kastner

to make those that have become used to having total power over you feel better?

Christopher J Errante
Christopher J Errante
13 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Kastner

There is no point!!

Piece of Cloth
Piece of Cloth
12 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Kastner

The point is to get to a place where none of your friends and relatives have to go to the hospital to die or face severe long-term health consequences because we all go get a free vaccine that was miraculously developed in under a year to prevent such outcomes. We aren’t at that point yet because of YOU.

Last edited 12 days ago by Piece of Cloth
Brittney D.
Brittney D.
12 days ago
Reply to  Joseph Kastner

You can still catch and spread Covid if you have the vaccine, it just prevents you from having it become serious enough to be hospitalized.

OLIVER WARDERS
OLIVER WARDERS
13 days ago

I appreciate the heads up!

mis
mis
13 days ago

no new surge with spring breakers. so what does disney do? why follow the facts when you can make up your own evidence, eh?

Karen Mitchell
Karen Mitchell
13 days ago

It is not healthy to wear masks in the heat.

Nikki
Nikki
13 days ago
Reply to  Karen Mitchell

It’s the opposite of healthy. It’s dangerous. I wonder if the people trying to say it’s totally fine to hinder oxygen intake are the same people who say that vaccine acquired immunity is way better than natural immunity. That is a revelation I tell you what…ugh.

Jaret albaugh
Jaret albaugh
12 days ago
Reply to  Karen Mitchell

Bull, people with bad immune systems do it all the time . You just don’t want to be bothered.

May
May
13 days ago

I hope Disney would allow no masks outdoors as long as it’s not crowded, that is, people are at least 6 feet apart. When it gets crowded, then they can encourage masks. But you should get to take the mask off a bit if you are outside and there’s nobody close to you.

Thomas Meagher
Thomas Meagher
13 days ago

If a mayor, governor, president etc…makes 1 statement but everybody else is allowed to continue with their own rules there’s just too many chiefs and no indians……this happened all too much at the beginning of this pandemic……if you want a vaccine get a vaccine if you don’t then don’t but let’s get things opened back up to the way they were…….people can make their own decisions based off of their feelings on how they see fit…….

K W
K W
13 days ago

People wearing masks in 90 degree weather is not the answer. It’s going to do more harm than good. What is the point of people being vaccinated?!

Tom Corless
Admin
12 days ago
Reply to  K W

We wore it last summer, it’s fine

Frank Ammendolea
Frank Ammendolea
12 days ago
Reply to  Tom Corless

It should be voluntary now. If you think it’s fine and want to continue wearing it, then great – go ahead. But we’ve long since moved beyond any “science” regarding masks. They were fine initially as a stop gap before we had vaccines and therapeutics. They are now little more than a virtue signal and a symbol for some people’s personal politics on the subject.

Tom Corless
Admin
11 days ago

Nah.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
12 days ago
Reply to  Tom Corless

Fine for you, Tom, as an adult and local FL resident with an AP who can go whenever you want.

But not for me with 3 small children in tow, one of which has breathing issues to start with and another who just turned 2 and keeping a mask on her is like masking a cat. Oh, and paying 5 grand or more for a once in a lifetime vacation. Totally NOT fine.

Last edited 12 days ago by Prince Naveen
Tom Corless
Admin
11 days ago
Reply to  Prince Naveen

I’ve seen people with small kids do it, but it’s your decision. You don’t have to try to come, you can wait.

Laura
Laura
13 days ago

I hope they ease before the 50th anniversary

Anon
Anon
12 days ago
Reply to  Laura

I think it’s reasonable to think if Americans get their vaccines we could reach her immunity by the 50th on 10/1. If we don’t get our vaccines, immunity will begin to wear off and we’ll be right back where we were.

figmentfan
figmentfan
13 days ago

Why doesn’t Disney respect the science? Are they anti-science or something? I’ll take my $$$ elsewhere.

Frank Ammendolea
Frank Ammendolea
12 days ago

Disney is going to have to change their policy now. Before yesterday they could legitimately say they were mirroring the policy of the local government (Orange County). They can no longer do that. Also, until recently, they could say they were following CDC guidelines. But the CDC has now said that vaccinated people don’t have to wear masks outside. So their premise that they are somehow “following the science” or local regulations is now over. The fact is there is no reason that anyone should have to wear a mask outdoors in any Disney park or resort – especially in… Read more »

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
12 days ago

Frank, great points made. I’m sure the lawyers at Disney are discussing the exact points you made as we speak. However, I am not too hopeful – we’ve seen most liberal companies and politicians who claim to “follow the science” are now choosing to ignore it and/or make up their own science or data fit their agenda. Disney is no different.

Fred smith
Fred smith
12 days ago

If Disney thinks they know better than the CDC or local government, their decision making is irrational and financially risky. I sold all my Disney stock. I want nothing to do with companies that risk their shareholders’ money on virtue signaling.

Jo Strate
Jo Strate
5 days ago
Reply to  Fred smith

Good for you Fred. Hit them in the wallet and see how quickly our SAFETY folds.

Br549
12 days ago

As long as people are buying Disney mask at $10 a mask Disney is going to keep the mask mandatory .

Rob Taylor
Rob Taylor
11 days ago

We have flights booked from the UK for July but despite the fact that both me & my wife will be fully vaccinated at that point, we’re going to cencel our flights/ hotel etc., if we are forced to wear masks at Disney. The whole point of us bringing our children is to see the joy on their faces – impossible with the masks

Colleen Riedl
Colleen Riedl
10 days ago

I think Disney should re-evaluate their mask policy. I have a young child with a disability who is unable to keep a mask and currently there are no exceptions for the disabled population. I still don’t really understand how this is legal to do but I think because it is a pandemic those with disabilities are not protected. It’s sad that we have no options and are told to just wait it out. When we reached out to Disney they responded by seeing if his occupational therapist could work with him on learning to wear a mask.

Jo Strate
Jo Strate
5 days ago
Reply to  Colleen Riedl

Americans are to spoiled to have much follow through. We can stand together and no one go any mask wearing theme park and see how quickly our safety is cast aside for the all might buck. Or we could whine, cry and bitch with no action at all. If you really want change hurt their wallet size. Unfortunately American pick the latter. Whine Whine and wait and see. I am not going to any theme park that mandates my health care. Being in the health care industry, I am fully vac. I feel as an American I don’t need or… Read more »