Although many Disney Stores closed this year, some are still welcoming Guests. Find out the new mask policy that is now in place at all Disney Stores. Could this signal a change to the mask policy at Walt Disney World?
Disney Store Closures
Disney announced that they would be closing some of their brick-and-mortar stores as their focus has shifted to online shopping.
At least 20% of its brick-and-mortar Disney Store locations are scheduled to close by the end of the year. According to Disney, 60 of the North American locations will be affected. Currently, there are 300 Disney Stores worldwide. You can find a full list of those Disney Stores that will close HERE.
This was very sad for many Disney fans. There is nothing quite like being able to visit your local Disney Store to enjoy a little bit of Disney magic at home. Although many Disney Stores have already closed, those stores that remain open received a great new update to their mask policy.
New Mask Policy
Since the reopening of the Disney Stores, face masks have been required for all Guests 2 years and older. Guests that did not have face masks were given disposable masks at the door. I recently visited a Disney Outlet, and it still required masks when almost all other stores had dropped their face mask policy.
This policy stayed in place even in cities and states where all face mask policies had been lifted. Today is now marked with a big change for all Disney Stores.
According to the shopDisney website all Guests ages 2 and older are required to wear face masks with the exception of fully vaccinated Guests. This is a HUGE step forward for Disney to relax face masks for indoor shopping locations.
According to the shopDisney website all Guests ages 2 and older are required to wear face masks with the exception of fully vaccinated Guests
Of course the Disney Stores will not require proof of vaccination or a vaccine passport. This leads us to wonder if a change may be in the works for indoor locations inside the Disney Parks soon.
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