Disney World has updated its mask requirements for attractions and queues. See the full policy below and weigh in with your thoughts.
Face coverings have been optional in outdoor areas since mid-May. In June, they became optional in all areas of the park. However, due to rising cases they reinstated the indoor mask policy in late July.
Since late July, all Guests have been required to wear masks indoors (including shops and restaurants), while on attractions, and in the official queue for those attractions.
There has been some confusion about what part of the queue Guests need to wear their masks. To clarify, they are required upon entering the official entrance of the attraction queue. Think about where the FastPass entrance is and where the wait times signs are located.
However, that is all changing once again.
Disney World has changed its face covering policy to include outdoor attractions and queues as now optional.
Beginning Thursday, August 19 (that’s tomorrow!), face masks are optional for vaccinated Guests in outdoor attractions, outdoor queues, and outdoor theaters.
Beginning Thursday, August 19 (that’s tomorrow!), face masks are optional for Guests in outdoor attractions, outdoor queues, and outdoor theaters.
They will still be required for indoor attractions and their queues. If a queue begins outside and moves inside, face coverings are required upon entering inside.
Masks are still optional in outdoor common areas. There are no changes to outdoor common areas or indoor locations like shops and restaurants. You will still need to wear a mask when heading inside.
Face coverings are still required on transportation like the monorail and Skyliner due to a recent extension of the federal mask mandate. You will still be expected to wear your face covering in various parts of the theme parks and resorts so do not leave home without them!
What do you think of the new policy? Too confusing? Too much? Too little? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook.