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Disney World bans eating and drinking while in a queue line

Disney World bans eating and drinking while in a queue line

We’ve seen many changes take place at Walt Disney World since it re-opened this summer. Disney continues to become more strict on the enforcement of its mask guidelines. Recently, they banned eating and drinking while in a queue line for an attraction. Here’s the details.

Restrictions on types of masks that can be worn

Back in July Disney World quickly moved to forbid wearing gaiter style masks or triangle bandanas. They require that you wear something that:

  • 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

Guests walking and eating

We’ve seen constant change in regards to the requirement to keep your face covered while in a Disney World theme park. Early on, guests were walking about with food and drink while not wearing a mask. Guests complained that it made them feel unsafe during this pandemic era.

Mask worn unless stationary

Disney quickly moved to place signs that said they they must wear a mask, unless they are stationary and at least 6 feet from another theme park guest. This guideline seemed to heavily affect those at EPCOT festivals and Disney Springs, as those guests tended to be more of the strolling along eating group.

Mouth AND Nose Covered

Another change was made that placed placards throughout the parks notifying guests that if they don’t keep their mouth AND nose covered, they will be asked to leave the theme park. That was likely in regards to the man who attempted to create a protest inside Hollywood Studios.

Keep mask on for photos

New Disney Christmas Decorations

Recently, in the Magic Kingdom, I spotted new placards that remind guests to wear masks at all times, even while taking selfies at park icons like Cinderella Castle. That’s likely in response to a famous country singer posting photos of his family in Pandora with not wearing a mask.

No eating or drinking while in line

Recently, Disney World revised it’s announcements made over the loud speakers and began notifying guests that they are not allowed to eat or drink while in line for an attraction.

“Eating and drinking are not permitted while in line. face coverings must fully cover your nose and mouth and be worn at all times while in line and on the attraction. guests that do not comply will be asked to leave. Please abide by the queue markings and maintain physical distancing and use the hand sanitizer dispensers provided. Thank you.”

It’s obvious that Disney Parks take their responsibility to prevent the spread of the virus seriously and they want the guests to take it seriously as well. If a person cannot or will not comply, they ask that you look to book your vacation in Walt Disney World at a future time.

There’s been some odd incidents concerning people’s feelings over mask wearing, like the time the man assaulted and threatened to kill a Disney World security person. Disney is merely trying to operate their parks in a safe manner that is in accordance with recommended guidelines.

Guests must be wearing a mask at all times, except for when you are eating while physically distanced, swimming, resting in a relaxation zone, and in your hotel room.

It is not known how long the face mask mask requirement will last, but it’s likely to remain until a widely distributed vaccine has been made available.


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  1. You don’t have to have a disability to faint in the hot Florida sun while waiting 90 minutes for a ride … eating yes but taking some water ????? That’s ridiculous watch the lawsuits if people faint while on line cause they couldn’t drink water to hydrate.

  2. Disney has procedures in place for people with medical conditions who can’t stand in line. They go to guest services and request special accommodations, just like they did pre-Covid.

  3. Wrong been back many tines 99% are just taking a sip of water Is the wait in a 70 minute wait to ride in the 90° summer heat

  4. Totally agree even anyone standing in the best sun for 90 at a HS ride whos six feet apart can’t take a sip of water ridiculous

  5. This is ridiculous I mean waiting online in the hot summer heat even though you’re 6 feet apart like 70-80 minutes to get onto the runaway train line in the sun you’re telling me I just can’t take a sip of water Disney come on wake up wanna lose more customers

  6. Though you may be correct, I am guessing the main reason this restriction had to made clear is due to those who have no disability or “need” to eat or drink while in a line but choose to do so as a way to remove their masks. They are also probably the same people who do not respect the physical distancing signs on the ground of whom we hear so often are crowding others.

  7. I think Disney is asking for a lawsuit. Can’t tell someone with a medical issue standing in line for over an hour they can’t take a drink of water. Are they that stupid. I see this being challenged by the ADA

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