Walt Disney World To Guests: Wear a Mask or Reschedule
Walt Disney World is getting tough when it comes to their mask mandate. Just last week, new signs were posted at all of the Parks telling Guests if they do not properly wear a face covering, they will be asked to leave. They also updated their recording heard throughout the four Parks and Disney Springs that essentially tells Guests the same thing.
Today, they have even taken a harder stance on the mask wearing issue. New wording has showed up on the “Know Before You Go” website that says if you are not wanting to wear a mask and wear it properly during your visit, you should reschedule your vacation.
This is what is now found on the website:
To enter a park, both a park reservation AND valid admission for the same park on the same date are required for each person in your party ages 3 and up (limit one park per day). Acceptable face coverings must be worn over your nose and mouth at all times except in designated areas. If you’re unable to do this, please reschedule your Walt Disney World visit to a later time.
Per Walt Disney World acceptable face coverings are as follows:
All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:
- Be made with at least 2 layers of breathable material
- Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings. Neck gaiters are also not allowed unless they are able to be secured behind the ears.
Currently, Guests ages 2 and older are required to wear a mask everywhere at Walt Disney World at all times unless remaining stationary while actively eating or drinking. Relaxation stations have been set up in all of the Parks to give Guests a chance to remove their face covering while visiting.
A few weeks ago, the Governor of Florida said that masks were no longer required in the state. However, Walt Disney World issued a statement saying that face coverings would be required for the immediate future.
After just returning on a 10-day trip to Walt Disney World myself in some of the hottest temperatures and intense humidity I have ever experienced in Florida I can personally say that masks are not that horrible. I will not go as far to say they are comfortable but wearing one was a good trade off to experience that Disney magic I so badly needed in my life!
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