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Breaking News: Disney Bans Even More Types of Masks

Breaking News: Disney Bans Even More Types of Masks

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Disney has clarified its mask policy again, and this time even more types of masks have been banned from being worn on property. Full details below.

Masks are a necessity at Disney World. Guests must be wearing one at all times, except for when you are eating, swimming, resting in a relaxation zone, and in your hotel room.

Additionally, you can only take your mask off to eat or drink when you stationary and maintaining proper physical distancing.

We have gotten even more guidance on the types of masks that can be worn. Originally, the policy stated just masks needed to be worn.

Now, the Disney World website states the following:

  • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
  • Fully cover nose and mouth and secure under the chin
  • Fit snugly and comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow Guests to remain hands free

That eliminated the gaiter-style masks and open-chin triangle bandanas.

According to Disney news reporter Scott Gustin, Disney has clarified the mask policy again.

“At this time, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.”

*bold letters are my emphasis and highlight the change in policy

Check out the tweet below:

At the time of publication, I do not see the part about valves, mesh material, or holes on the Disney World website. However, it will likely be updated very soon.

If you are curious about what type of mask to wear in the parks, the Kenny the Pirate writing crew spent several days at Disney World for the reopening. We prefer the disposable ones over the fabric ones because they were more breathable and could be thrown away after they got sweaty and stinky.

We do not recommend the shopDisney fabric masks because they are too small. Check out our review HERE.

What do you think of this change to the mask policy? Will you be heading to Disney World soon? Share your thoughts and plans with us on Facebook!

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Jaime L Spieldenner

Monday 27th of July 2020

I think I will wait til the pandemic is completely over if I go there next time. My health doesn't retain well with the heat.


Monday 27th of July 2020

I’m happy to see this. I saw an article citing a study that the valves do nothing to block what you are breathing out, only what you are breathing in. I was in Disney this weekend and saw a couple with mesh masks (that you could basically see through) and two valves each. I was shocked Disney let them in because their masks were clearly doing nothing. I am glad to see they are updating their policies based on what they see in the parks.


Monday 27th of July 2020

They want you to buy their masks.....that's what they are getting at. What a magical sack of poo

Billy Simms

Monday 27th of July 2020

I will not be going to any theme park that requires a mask. ESPECIALLY in the humid Florida climate. I'm just going to get a refund for my passes.

Charlotte Johnson

Sunday 26th of July 2020

I hate hear that they are eliminating the valves. I called and I was told breathing valves were fine this was last week. I find them much cooler.


Sunday 26th of July 2020

Last week sure, today no.

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