Masks at Disney World are no longer required in most areas—here are photos and the new details.
Have a summer vacation planned for Walt Disney World?
The announcement made a few days ago sounded like quite a relief to vacationers who were not looking forward to wearing a face-covering in the Florida heat.
In mid-May, Disney World announced that guests would not need to wear masks in outdoor areas.
Maskless at Disney World
And our reporter, Julie de la Fe, was at the parks yesterday to experience first-hand what it’s like to be in the parks without a mask on!
This is a look at the crowd inside Muppets Theater at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 15, 2021.
Julie reports that there are still some dividers in queue lines, but dividers inside the rides, including ride vehicles, are down.
Here is a video from Jackie at Super Enthused, showing parents and kids alike without masks in theaters and on rides across the park on June 15, 2021:
When Are Masks Required Now at Disney World?
Walt Disney World updated its Know Before You Go page to specify the June 15 changes:
“While face coverings are required for all Guests while in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, they are now optional in most areas for Guests who are fully vaccinated.”
So to review:
- Outdoors: Masks optional for all guests
- Indoors: Masks optional for vaccinated guests
- On Disney Transportation: Masks required for all guests
The same rules go for Disneyland, and were put into effect on the same day, June 15, 2021.
Here is a handy-dandy chart from Disney to keep you up on the latest mask requirements for vaccinated and non-vaccinated guests:
Will Disney World Require Proof of Vaccination?
No. Disney World is acting on the honor system, here. If you have been vaccinated, a mask is optional for you indoors.
From Disney: “We expect Guests who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations and upon entering and throughout all attractions and transportation.”
And if you are vaccinated and still don’t feel comfortable without a mask, that’s fine too.
Your health and safety are the priority, so wear a mask if you still want to do so.
Will Disney World require masks in 2022?
We don’t know yet! As the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out, it looks like our chances for infection are going down, hence the change in policy.
Relaxation Stations have been slowly phased out over the past months, but increased cleaning procedures at the resorts may continue a bit longer.
Keep in mind that the policy could be reverted if an increased risk of a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in Florida.
Rain Blanken is the frying pan-wielding editorial director for WDW Magazine. She is a published author who has been working in digital media for 15 years. She is a DVC Member, WDW Annual Pass holder, former Disney Vacation Planner, and would live inside Boma if they would just stop checking under the tables at night. Did you like this article? Tip Rain in tartar sauce…