Disney Mask Policy Changing at Disney World and Disneyland Resort

by | Feb 15, 2022 | Disneyland Parks, DLR News, WDW Blog, WDW News

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Navigating COVID-19 mask policies on any trip, but especially to Disney Parks, has been challenging, especially as Disney World, Disneyland, and international parks have contended with varying guidelines. Today marks another Disney mask policy change applicable to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Starting Feb. 17, both Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort will implement a laxer mask policy, in accordance with local laws and the ever-changing COVID-19 situation.

As we move out of the winter surge caused by Omicron and as vaccination rates continue to climb, the official Disney mask policy at both Disneyland and Disney World will be optional both indoors and outdoors, with special rules on transportation.

Do I Have to Wear a Mask at Disney World and Disneyland?

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Starting Feb. 17, 2022, fully vaccinated guests are able to go mask-free both inside (like at restaurants and indoor rides) and outside at Disney World and Disneyland. Masks are always allowed, but for guests who have gotten their vaccines, they are newly optional (again) in indoor spaces.

Please note that the new Disney mask guidelines apply only to those who are vaccinated. If you have not yet received a vaccine, you are still required to wear a mask indoors at Disney World.

Masks are still required, regardless of vaccination status, aboard all enclosed Disney transportation. This includes buses, monorails, and the Disney Skyliner.

COVID Updates at Disney

The COVID-19 situation is constantly changing. We’ve seen Disney loosen restrictions before only to reinstate them as things got worse again. Before your trip to Walt Disney World, check out the current COVID guidelines at Disney and pack a few masks, just to be safe.

Current Walt Disney World COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions

Written by Timothy Moore

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Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).
Timothy Moore

Written by Timothy Moore

Boom baby! Timothy Moore is excited to serve as a WDW Magazine contributor and resident Disney Renaissance expert. When he's not drinking around the world at EPCOT or gobbling down Mickey Waffles for breakfast, he can usually be found with his partner hiking and kayaking the great outdoors, putting off writing his novel by playing Nintendo Switch, or telling his dogs Goomba and Blooper that they're the best boys in the world ad nauseam (because they are).