Since Walt Disney World reopened, they have been following very strict face mask policies. Currently, Guests age 2 and up must wear face coverings at almost all times while at the parks and resorts. The exception to this rule currently is while actively eating and drinking. And you must remain stationary. However, beginning April 8, there will be a brand new change that will go into effect.
Disney has updated their stipulations stating that Guests may remove face coverings while actively eating, drinking, AND now when taking photos outdoors. Guests must remain stationary and keep proper physical distancing when face masks are removed.
When we did more research on this topic, Disney stated that Guests may not remove face coverings when taking photos indoors, nor can they remove them for any on-ride photos. Yes, this does include attractions that are outdoors. (So, no maskless photos on Slinky Dog Dash!) Guests will be able to remove masks when taking outdoor photos by Disney PhotoPass.
Current Face Mask Policy
As a reminder, all face coverings must:
- Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
- Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
Disney continues to update their mask policies depending on the current climate and based on Centers for Disease Control guidelines. Recently they shared that while you may have received the vaccine for COVID-19, you will still have to wear your mask when visiting the parks and resorts.
One would expect that as time continues to move forward and more and more people become vaccinated, face mask restrictions will continue to be adjusted. We will keep you posted as we learn more. For more information about Walt Disney World current face covering policy, visit our guide.