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Disney Updates Face Covering Guidelines for Swimming

Disney Updates Face Covering Guidelines for Swimming

Do you enjoy using resort pools when you visit Walt Disney World? We have the latest information for you regarding swimming and face coverings.

Safety Measures For a Phased Reopening

Recently, Walt Disney World released its plans for phased reopening. While the theme parks themselves will begin opening on July 11, 2020, certain Walt Disney Resort hotels will begin opening even sooner.

Disney Springs is already in the midst of its phased reopening and has been subject to the new measures. The Entertainment District opened on May 20, 2020.

A plan to address Guest safety is one of the critical elements of the phased reopening. Safety was one of Disney’s priorities prior to the Pandemic, so it is no surprise that it remains at the center of decision making.

Guests navigating to Walt Disney’s site can find a variety of information about how the company is responding to Covid19. Additionally, Walt Disney World has committed to keeping guests informed of evolving safety measures and requirements by updating its website as changes occur.

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Face Mask Requirements

Walt Disney World’s guidelines for face coverings have already begun to evolve. Recently, the age requirements shifted to include guests as young as two.

Now, the site has made an update to address mask requirements for swimming. The verbiage on the website now reads, “Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming” (Walt Disney World 2020).

Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon?

There is still no official word on when Disney will open the swimming pools at its resorts. Nor is there word on when the water parks will resume business.

We do know that when Disney World does open pools, the current guidelines state that Guests can remove their face coverings while swimming. The KtP team will keep you up to date if any information emerges regarding pools and water parks.

What do you think of the new guidelines? Tell us about it in the comments below or on our Facebook page. You can also share them with us in our crew on Facebook too.


  1. I think healthy people wearing a mask outside, much less anywhere is plain ridiculous. Especially knowing that people constantly touch them with unsanitary hands and don’t frequently wash them. They are like wearing dirty underpants over your face.

  2. At a pool I would practice social distancing and there is no way you can get COVID-19 in a pool. The pool water/chlorine would kill anything. So unless you like licking surfaces at a pool or stand near others who are yelling, coughing or sneezing, I don’t think you need to be concerned . I would maybe put on a mask in the restroom and wash as usual. But there’s no way I would wear a mask while lying by the pool. But their property and their rules. So if I went in the parks I would comply. Planning for Feb in hopes the mask is no longer required. I have done it here in MN in 80-90° heat and I would not last an hour.

  3. We do not like the masks whatsoever especially in 90° heat. I can understand taking your temperature at the gate but requiring masks that are not a medical grade mask is not going to protect you maybe they should hand out hand sanitizer at the gate and wipes at all of the rides.

  4. I’m all for mask if that’s what they require but if I don’t want to wear one and decided not to go because I do not want to wear a mask in 100 degree weather, then I should be able to cancel my vacation. Disney is refusing to let me cancel without punishment. Since they are open when we are booked we can cancel but would be out $2500 and would lose vacation points and money for extra vacation points we purchased. I do not feel a mask is needed to sit poolside so this is just one more reason not to go. I am so disappointed and frustrated.

  5. Not a fan of masks. We have a Disney vacation scheduled in December. If the mask requirement is dropped, we will go. If not, we will exercise our personal preference and cancel.

  6. Mask not at pool while kids people always spitting in pools germs great. Keep pools closed. Yet we have to wear out side fresh air. People are wearing them while jogging or a playground or majority stores. But at Disney in heat. And you don’t have to if your eating and drinking in park you don’t have to. That 6 1/2 dozen of another. Disney messed up. Along with the ready of them. Enjoy people the mask people. I will not be supporting Disney anymore..

  7. Well I would really like to know what the plan for resort pools and splash pads are, as I have reservation in September. As far as facemasks, it’s a no brainer, wet masks are a HAZZARD. Speaking of hazards, two years old is way too young to expect to keep on a face mask. 4 maybe, not 2 or 3 year olds.

  8. I wasn’t responding to you. Idk why my comment didn’t post as reply to the person I was trying to reply to. Another poster was saying that masks cause pneumonia and pleurisy. I wanted THAT person to site her medical source for that.

  9. COMMON SENSE PEOPLE…..sitting in sun in 90 degree heat and humidity,wearing a mask is detrimental to your health……do you want people to pass out. AGAIN,COMMON SENSE! Distance yourself outside,no mask in high heat,Vitamin D from sunshine and fresh air is healthy,PERIOD!

  10. they need to take their own safty measures. and if you are around them you do what you need. i wilm give space tk those around me but i also will not expect other to protect me that is my responsibility. if they dont feel the can be out in public safely them they should stay home notgo toa very public place for vacation.

  11. Please site your source. I can not find a single medical report or even news story to substantiate this. People need to wear masks or stay home.

  12. What about my grandfathers right as an 80 year old man to not be exposed to a deadly virus or my sister who has had open heart surgery or any of the hundreds of thousands of people who are more prone to illness? If if your argument is that those people should expose themselves to risks and going out then I flip that back to you and say well people who have issues with the masks shouldMy be going places.

  13. I think Disney needs to seriously re think the face mask thing. There have been so many stories of pneumonia and pleurisy cased by wearing masks in the heat as well as O have read several statements from the ADA that said no business can force people with asthma , bronchitis, autism, or anxiety disorders to wear a mask nor can they deny them entry for not wearing one. I see another lawsuit like the GAC lawsuit on the horizon ifcthecdont make some necessary exceptions.

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