BREAKING: Most WDW Cast Members Can Go Maskless Tomorrow
More maskless news! The vast majority of fully vaccinated Walt Disney World cast members can choose to go remove their masks while working tomorrow, according to a number of those interviewed today by our MickeyBloggers.
The only exception to the new rule will be cast members in food service, including quick-service and table-service roles. Of course, cast members working in non-food-related indoor roles can continue to wear a mask if they choose.
Not even a week ago, Walt Disney World allowed fully vaccinated cast members working in outdoor roles to remove their masks while serving in their positions. The week before that, Disney removed the requirement that cast members must also wear face shields to protect their eyes from coronavirus exposure.
The Walt Disney World resort seems to continuously announce changes to protocols (or the lack their of). Earlier last week, guests visiting both Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista and Disneyland in Southern California began visiting without masks, if fully vaccinated. Pandemic-related protections like plexiglass barriers disappeared from transportation. Social distancing protocols no longer appear in the parks, including in merchandise locations and entertainment venues.
Walt Disney World busses also began boarding standing passengers. This brought welcome relief to thousands of guests who rely on the complimentary transportation between the four theme parks, water park, Disney Springs, and all of the Disney resorts on property.
The true sign of a return to normal also came last week with the announcement of the return of fireworks to the U.S. theme parks. “Happily Ever After” and “EPCOT Forever” debut again at Walt Disney World on July 1st. Disneyland welcomes back “Mickey’s Mix Magic” on July 4th.