Disney has just made an absolutely huge change to their website in regards to their mask policy. Face masks will be optional in most of Walt Disney World, beginning June 15, for fully vaccinated guests. This is another step Disney has taken recently towards normalcy in their Orlando theme parks.
Face coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated Guests in most areas. Face coverings will still be required of all Guests on Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner. While we will not require proof of vaccination, we expect Guests who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, and upon entering and throughout all attractions and transportation. Guests must observe current policies on face coverings until June 15.
We will be relaxing physical distancing guidelines for Guests. This will be visible in places like queues, shops, restaurants, attraction boarding, transportation and our theaters. It’s important to remember that some experiences and entertainment may still be operating with limited capacity or may remain temporarily unavailable. We’re not quite ready to bring back everything yet, but we are optimistic and look forward to the day when Disney pals and princesses are able to hug once again.
We will continue the high standards for cleanliness and sanitation we’ve always set for ourselves. Cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer stations will still be available.
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Disney states that they will not be requiring proof of vaccination, instead they will be relying on good faith that those who are not vaccinated will continue to wear their face coverings while indoors.
In addition, all guests, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear face masks while on Disney transportation. These include the monorail, Disney buses, and the Disney Skyliner.
These changes will not be taking effect until June 15. Disney stresses that all guests should continue wearing their face masks at this time when indoors and in queues for attractions. Disney also states that guests may continue to choose to wear face masks at any time in the theme parks, even if they are vaccinated if they wish.
In regards to social distancing, Disney states that they will continue to relax their guidelines for physical distancing. Although some attractions may currently remain at a limited capacity, Disney is hopeful that soon things will be back to normal completely.
What do you think about face masks becoming optional for vaccinated guests in Walt Disney World? Do you think these mask changes will make your summer in the parks more comfortable? Let us know in the comments below what you think about these changes.