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Are Disney Cast Members still required to wear masks outdoors?

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Are Disney Cast Members still required to wear masks outdoors?

Have you heard the big news? Face coverings are no longer required outdoors for Guests in Walt Disney World! But what will this mean for Cast Members working in outdoor locations?

Goodbye, outdoor masking!

Disney just announced that Guests will no longer be required to wear a face covering when outdoors in Walt Disney World.

Guests may remove their face coverings when outdoors in common areas, while eating and drinking indoors, and while swimming.

This means you can walk right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. without a face covering, if you choose!

Masks are still required for Guests in queues (whether indoors or outdoors), indoors, and on attractions.

We first learned that this policy would soon be changing after Disney CEO Bob Chapek addressed the topic during Disney’s Second Quarter 2021 Financial call.

Cast Members

Disney is calling more Cast Members back to work!
Credit: Disney

Reportedly, Cast Members will still be required to wear face coverings outdoors, despite Guests having the choice to do so or not.

This is interesting, as Chapek himself commented on how difficult it can be to wear a mask outdoors in the summer in Florida.

….(THIS) IS VERY BIG NEWS FOR US, PARTICULARLY IF ANYBODY’S BEEN IN FLORIDA IN THE MIDDLE OF SUMMER WITH A MASK ON. THAT COULD BE QUITE DAUNTING.”

Bob Chapek

We aren’t sure exactly what the reasoning is for the continued masking requirement, but it may still be in place for Disney World Cast Members until a deal can be reached with the Union on this issue.

Be sure to stay up to date with Kenny the Pirate as we bring you all of the breaking news on changes at Disney World!

Do you think Cast Members should have a choice about whether to wear a face covering in outdoor areas? Share your thoughts with us on Kenny the Pirate’s Facebook page, or join our crew and continue the discussion!




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2 COMMENTS

  1. I think we are being very reckless I love Disney and was hoping to go in the fall but unfortunately due to my health I have to be cautious it did seem safer but now I can’t trust it also no one is paying attention vaccinated people are still getting covid they are called vaccine break thru infections and it’s pretty common. I just wish we would try harder to protect one another Disney has always been such a great outlet for cancer patients and other guests with health issues to get away from everything and make memories with their families but that is changing now because there is no protection for these types of people from this virus. I guess I get it it’s just like everything else they have to look at their bottom line and try to get all the young healthy people to come this virus has been very hard on those of us with serious other health issues.

  2. I think they shouldn’t have to! However on a bigger note! Last night I went on line and was able to get park reservations that I couldn’t get the previous day for June! Capacity has increased!

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