As of yesterday, The Walt Disney World Company has announced that face masks and coverings are no longer required for Disney guests. This means that face masks will now be optional for both unvaccinated and vaccinated Disney guests on park transportation and during enclosed attractions. In February, Disney adjusted the mask mandate to its parks, requiring those who were not fully vaccinated to wear a mask during all indoor and enclosed experiences. Masks were also required for all guests (whether vaccinated or not) on Disney transportation including the infamous monorails, sky gondolas, sky rails and Minnie Vans. This week’s policy change means masks are now optional for all park attractions and experiences, no matter one’s vaccine status. The WDW Company is still suggesting that non vaccinated guests wear a mask at all indoor attractions, enclosed areas, and indoor dining, but it is no longer the company’s policy to wear one. Face coverings are also not allowed on water slides due to safety concerns.
During the 50th Anniversary Year, we have experienced so many Disney dreams come true, and this is another one that gets us closer to the pre pandemic park magic that made us fall in love with Disney and DVC. Disney wants to make sure all guests are comfortable and feel safe experiencing Disney Magic, and want those that still choose to wear face masks to feel comfortable. Face Masks are optionally, Mickey Ears are not. Well, Mickey Ears are optional too, we just don’t like to take ours off.