Disneyland Paris Updates Face Mask Policy…Again.
Slowly but surely, the restrictions put in place to help limit the spread of COVID-19 are starting to lift. In Disneyland Paris, the rules and regulations for guests and Cast Members have been consistently strict, with firm guidance in place since the parks reopened.
Now, a slight lift has been applied to one certain rule in the parks, and it’s something we’re sure will be welcomed by guests.
As it currently stands, face masks are mandatory for all guests aged six and over throughout the resort, as well as for Cast Members and third-party operators.
To this, there are two exceptions when guests may remove their masks. The first, of course, is when they are eating. The second exception has been newly-implemented this week.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, character interactions have sadly had to be scaled back in the parks.
This means that all the hugging, chatting and autograph-signing has been suspended indefinitely, and that was a key part of many guests’ trips.
As an alternative, Disneyland Paris created designated “Selfie Spots” across its parks, meaning locations where guests can stand and individually greet characters and snap selfies with them, while maintaining safe social distancing.
These spots may be inside, such as within theaters, or outside.
From this week, new signage has gone up at outside photo locations, advising guests that they may remove their masks temporarily to snap a mask-free photo.
This is applicable at select outdoor photo locations, such as character Selfie Spots and at sites operated by a Disney photographer, for instance outside Sleeping Beauty Castle.
However, rules do apply. Guests must be standing on a highlighted green circle in these locations in order to remove their mask, and only at this point.
Cast Members are also unable to take guests’ phones or cameras to take photos for them, either.
Over in Walt Disney World, removing masks for outside photo opportunities was the first restriction to ease, with face masks now optional for most guests outdoors in the parks.
Hopefully, this new rule at Disneyland Paris is a sign that the pandemic is easing, and with it restrictions in that resort, too.
If you are planning a trip to Disneyland Paris, make sure you are aware of the most recent advice regarding Health Passes to access the resort.
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