Disney World Says Masks Are Still Required, Even With The Vaccine

by | Jan 29, 2021 | Animal Kingdom, Disney Springs, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom, WDW Blog, WDW News

Walt Disney World (WDW) has once again updated its face covering policy explaining that masks are still required, even with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Since reopening, the most magical place on earth has required all guests ages 2 and up to wear appropriate face coverings while on WDW property.

Really, almost anywhere you go now masks are required, but what if you get the vaccine and you’re visiting WDW?

Updated Mask Policy

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Bruni from Frozen 2 is the cutest! Photo by Julie de la Fe

As Disney clearly states in an updated health and safety policy posted to the official WDW website, “Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine.”

This isn’t the only change Disney has made to its website regarding face coverings. Keep reading.

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Transparent Face Coverings

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Photo by Tina Chiu

There are many who prefer to wear masks with a transparent piece over their mouth so others can read their lips.

This is truly a great and beneficial idea, especially for those who are hearing impaired. Well, Disney has clarified whether or not transparent face coverings are allowed.

As the website states, “Face coverings may have an integrated transparent plastic panel to aid in viewing the wearer’s mouth.” But, there are requirements, including:

  • Be a fabric face covering featuring a solid plastic panel containing no openings that is attached to the fabric on all sides using tight knit stitching
  • Meet all of the previously implemented face covering requirements (shared below)

As Disney has stated from pretty much the beginning, masks (disposable or reusable) must:

  • Be made with at least 2 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

What’s not allowed: Neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind.

It’s also important to note that masks must be worn at all times, except when dining or swimming. You’re allowed to take off your mask while actively eating or drinking, but you have to be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

And there you have it. Right now, face coverings that not only protect you, but other guests remain a requirement if you want to visit WDW.

Written by Allyson Koerner

Written by Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.

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