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Walt Disney World Updates Mask Policy on Website, May Be Unlikely to Drop Indoor Use Soon

Today we noticed Walt Disney World has taken to their Experience Updates page once again on their site to make some edits to its overall policy for physical distancing and mask wearing around the resort.

Disney has removed language like “temporary adjustments” and now refers to them as just “adjustments” to promote physical distancing, but still states that these measures will be reduced in a gradual, phased approach. All language around six-feet distancing at locations throughout the resort has been removed from their policy statement.

The face coverings policy has been clarified to state that masks are required for indoor theaters, including theater entrances, along with other locations. Outdoor theaters may now not require guests to wear a mask.

With the announcement earlier today stating that Orange County will drop all mask mandates beginning June 5th, we are continuing to keep an eye on Disney’s policies for more changes and adjustments. This may mean there are no current plans for Disney to drop mask requirements indoors at the moment.

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Bart Starr
Bart Starr
3 months ago

Disney is ridiculous, just such stupid management

Rachel H
Rachel H
3 months ago
Reply to  Bart Starr

What, specifically, is stupid?

Maria
Maria
3 months ago
Reply to  Rachel H

Mask requirement regardless of all the “science”. Masks are all theater. Read Fauci emails and particle size and etc masks offer no protection.

Tommy Lee
Tommy Lee
3 months ago

Disney is always 3 steps behind everyone else, such stupidity.

James
James
3 months ago

So Orange County ends their mandate and Disney does virtually nothing?? What joke. Who is making these decisions? The entire state has ended indoor mask but somehow Disney doesn’t agree and makes their “guest” pay.

Tom Cunningham
Tom Cunningham
3 months ago
Reply to  James

The only thing I can think of is they too much mask inventory left to peddle.

Nick
Nick
3 months ago

Was so fun today almost passing out in line for Tower of Terror. No fans. Masks. Humid. Ya… what a joke

James
James
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick

I hear ya! It’s like they got off on the power.

Derek
Derek
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick

You should have ridden Kilimanjaro Safari! Masks, plexiglass, slow moving vehicles, and 90 degree heat do not mix!

LaToya
LaToya
3 months ago

Thanks Disney, just made up my mind I’m going to Universal next month instead of visiting WDW. Just have to get a refund now for my Disney 2 day ticket or trade for another time.

melinda
melinda
3 months ago
Reply to  LaToya

Yep. Going to universal next week for our yearly anniversary trip. Disney is being ridiculous. They don’t want to be first to do anything!

Cds
Cds
3 months ago

Virtue signaling. Day by day the “science” tells us masks were useless theater. Also now told that spread by contact and social distancing also were ineffective theater.

Yet Disney is going to double down despite what “the science and data” tell us and as governments remove mask policies.

I hope Universal cleans their clock this summer.

AFD
AFD
3 months ago
Reply to  Cds

You don’t even have to argue that masks were useless theatre… many would disagree. But we can ALL agree the time has passed and it’s now completely pointless.

T. Spradling
T. Spradling
3 months ago

Come on disney your the last hold out

J Statt
J Statt
3 months ago

It’s just flat out stubbornness at this point. Sadly not surprised, but still frustrating. Just end the masks Disney. You are doing nothing more than angering your own customers!

MIke
MIke
3 months ago

What is it with Disney and this mask theater? The policy makes no sense; no mask necessary outside, but wear one on the attraction? Where is the “science” in that policy? Disney just cannot and will not let it go! Universal is WAY out in front of Disney again.

Misty
Misty
3 months ago

Don’t like their policies, don’t go! Less people in line for my enjoyment!

jack
jack
3 months ago

Disney is stalling, they do not have enough Cast Members to handle the crowds once masks go away, so to keep crowd control in place, the masks are their most effective way. As long as people refuse to visit due to the masks, Disney will rely on others to follow suit.

David
David
3 months ago

I hope Disney does the right thing now and gives the choice back to its guests – if a guest or employee wants to wear a mask, go right ahead, if not, then no mask is necessary. Like the vaccine, it’s the individuals choice to get vaccinated. So at this point at the end of this pandemic, wearing a mask should also be the individuals choice, as well.

Tom Cunningham
Tom Cunningham
3 months ago
Reply to  David

Spot on comment.

Why
Why
3 months ago

So many people here so quick to forget 3,714,010 lives lost.

MIke
MIke
3 months ago
Reply to  Why

And masks would have saved them all? Learn logical thinking, please.

Jolyth
Jolyth
3 months ago
Reply to  Why

I would not rely too much on those numbers. California has already had to lower their number of COVID related deaths because they just threw all deaths together and said COVID.

Tom Cunningham
Tom Cunningham
3 months ago
Reply to  Why

And the CDC has even said that the true number “from” as opposed to “with an average of 4.0 comorbidities” is 5%. Just another statistical shell game to get the masses afraid of something else.

Misty
Misty
3 months ago

The orange tears are delicious!

GOPHasLostItsWay
GOPHasLostItsWay
3 months ago
Reply to  Misty

Yummy

krista paige hennessy
krista paige hennessy
3 months ago

Can always go to universal in the meantime…

Anon
Anon
3 months ago

Yes, if you are so afraid of masks, don’t go to Disney.

Harry Lyme
Harry Lyme
3 months ago

Disney isn’t being stupid, they’re doing everything right in phases. But if it weren’t for COVID-19, we wouldn’t have been social distancing and wearing masks. This pandemic ruined everything!

Nick
Nick
3 months ago

If you’re vaccinated, why require a mask at all? If you aren’t vaccinated, why are you going to a crowded public place? And this isn’t a political issue, so the comment of “delicious orange tears” is ridiculous. Follow the science and logic, people.

Stesh
Stesh
3 months ago
Reply to  Nick

Unfortunately we live in a world where people that don’t wanna wear a mask will just say they’re vaccinated so they don’t have to.You’re right if not vaccinated it doesn’t make sense to wanna go to a crowded place like Disney World especially when visitors come from all over the world. Disney would have to have guests show their Vax cards if they felt like it but doubt that would happen

Mr. Red Stapler
Mr. Red Stapler
3 months ago
Reply to  Stesh

Disney cannot ask guests to show a jab card as it would be a $5K fine for each occurrence. I have been through over a dozen airports and on 50 plus flight since last February and it made perfect sense to me to keep living my life.

Tracey
Tracey
3 months ago

So it is not the mask update from Disney that bothers me it is the lack of restaurants and availability. Even after all this I feel if a park is open. Open it all the way if not keep it close and don’t take peoples money on a half ass experience. I say ffffffffff Disney and I will bank that for the rest of my life. It was not a great experience. This is coming from. DVC member.