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Disney World Makes a Statement Responding to Florida Lifting Restrictions

Disney World Makes a Statement Responding to Florida Lifting Restrictions

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With the recent news regarding restrictions being lifted in the state of Florida, Disney World is now speaking out about how they intend to move forward. Read on for what they have to say and about the changes in the Sunshine State and at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

Modified Guidelines

The last week or so has been a whirlwind of information regarding guidelines. From recent studies that suggests 6 feet of distancing and temperature screenings are unnecessary to the Biden Administration making changes to mask guidance, it has been a lot to take in.

Over the weekend, the Florida surgeon general even advised that vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks.

Just this morning, the state of Florida announced a lift on all COVID related emergency orders. The Executive Order will be effective July 1, 2021 and will invalidate any existing COVID orders.

DeSantis announced that until July 1, 2021 he will use his executive power to suspend local emergency orders that pertains to COVID. He stated that this is based upon evidence and that those who are continue to police such mandates are stating that they do not believe in the effectiveness of the vaccines. You can read more about this lift HERE.

Disney Responds

With all of these changes and announcements, we have been waiting to see if Disney intends to change any of their operating procedures. This notification popped up on the My Disney Experience app:

“We are aware of the state of Florida’s plans announced today to modify COVID-19 guidelines. We will evaluate this latest guideline and maintain our current health and safety measures at this time, including face covering requirements.

We will continue to to make thoughtful adjustments to our policy. As COVID-19 vaccines become available, we encourage people to get vaccinated.”

While this did not suggest any timeline for when the adjustments may occur, at least they are acknowledging that things are changing. We will be sure to keep you updated when Disney World makes any changing to its health and safety protocols.

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Kathleen Kelch KELCH

Saturday 8th of May 2021

I think what Jack is saying is that if you truly believe that masks protect you from Covid then you wearing a mask should be enough to protect you. Can you back up you claim and produce the research that claims you are protected from Covid-19 specifically by wearing a mask? The true fact is the virus particles are much smaller than that of the fibers of the masks. The vaccine is any where from 92% to 99% effective through research done by John's Hopkins, CDC, Standford, Israel Ministry of Health. The Surgeon example you have given is called sterile procedure. It is done due to the body cavity being exposed. The skin or protective layer is cut open and the less protective tissue is vulnerable to infection. During this procedure the surgeon and his team are also required to wear gown, gloves, mask, hair and feet coverings. Should we all wear those as well?


Friday 7th of May 2021


Sorry it is you who are wrong.

First, SCIENCE shows ua that vaccinated people have less chance of catching or spreading the virus than masked people because, while you are correct about droplets, the main spread of this and other viruses is through AEROSOLIZED particles, particles that SCIENCE shows masks will not stop. You apparently did not pay attention to that part of what I wrote. Do you realize that SCIENCE has shown that approximately 60% of those contracting COVID since mask mandates, wore masks? Do you realize that by in large, masked and locked down states fare no better in COVID infections than those states where mask orders have been lifted, sometimes markedly worse? (See Michigan and Pennsylvania for example.)

If you want to wear a single mask, two masks or five masks that is up Since I have been vaccinated plus 25 days you can't hurt me and I can't hurt you. If you can't emotionally deal with returning to normalcy I feel very sorry for you, but not sorry enough to continue to alter my life when there is no SCIENTIFIC reason to do so. Unless "forced" to wear a mask I do not do so anymore.


Friday 7th of May 2021

You’re actually wrong Jack, masks work best when wore by all AND the moisture droplets which carry the virus are bigger than the weave of cloth and because that are moisture droplets they easily get caught in cloth masks.


Thursday 6th of May 2021

Some of us cannot be vaccinated due to health reasons. I think it’s pretty inconsiderate for you to believe people who have received the covid vaccination are far superior than others who have not or can’t.


Thursday 6th of May 2021


If you choose to wear a mask that's up to you, but why do you care who else does or doesn't? If masks really work then you're fine. If not, it won't matter except psychologically. Once again, I remind you that mask fibers are thousandths of an inch apart while aerosolized virus particles are measured in millionths of an inch. If you really want to be "safe" I suggest a respirator.

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