We’ve got the tips you need to make wearing a face mask in Disney World more comfortable!
And since this is new for many Disney guests (including us!) the new accessory might take some getting used to. Here are the top tips our team has picked up from exploring the newly reopened locations in our masks!
Bring Lip Balm!
One unexpected consequence of wearing a mask — our lips got super chapped! We found that having lip balm on hand was a real lifesaver for us. Be sure to throw this in your park bag even if it’s not normally on your list!
If you happen to forget lip balm on your trip, you can check for it in the hotel gift shop — or place an order to be delivered to your hotel!
Protect Your Ears!
In our experience, we’ve found it’s way more comfortable to secure our mask around our head instead of behind our ears. But since most masks are designed with ear loops to keep them in place, we’ve had to get creative!
Try investing in an ear saver that will allow you to hook the mask behind your head and take the pressure off of those poor ears!
Using one of these handy tools allowed us to safely modify our standard masks to make them more comfortable!
If You Have Long Hair, Wear It Up!
This tip has helped us on a few levels. First, with the straps and ear savers on our masks, wearing our hair up reduced the amount of tangling. And, since the mask has made the shopping experience a bit hotter, having our hair off of our neck has helped us stay cool!
Don’t Forget to Wear Sunscreen!
Just because your mask will cover part of your face doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen! Be sure to apply sunscreen to your face, shoulders, arms, legs — any exposed skin!
Wearing sunscreen will also help reduce the potential “face mask tan” you could end up with if you have extended exposure to the sun (this one is “sweat proof”).
We’ve seen sunscreen for sale in the parks before (talk about $$$!), but we recommend bringing your own to make sure you’re prepared and have your preferred brand (this one comes in a non greasy stick so you can apply easily).
Bring a Personal Fan!
It’s no secret that Disney World can get pretty hot, and wearing a mask can make you feel a little bit warmer. So, it’s more helpful than ever to carry a personal fan with you in the park!
Having some extra airflow from a handheld fan can make a huge difference. And while there are some battery powered versions, we’ve also found rechargeable fans which means more space in our suitcase!
This is another product you might be able to find around Disney Springs if you’re in a pinch. But bringing your own will probably be cheaper — and that way you won’t have to sweat it out until you can find one!
Buy Your Child a Mask That Fits Well!
While children under the age of two are exempt from wearing masks in Disney Springs and CityWalk, everyone aged two and older is required to wear a face covering. And it can definitely be difficult to encourage the kiddos to keep the masks on! [Editor’s UPDATE: As of May 28th Disney has updated their mask policy; this post now reflects the current policy that face coverings will be required for all Guests ages 2 and up.]
But one thing that does help is to make sure you buy a mask designed for children — that way the fit is designed for them and it will be both more comfortable and more effective.
Plus, if your child has a face mask with a cool design that they enjoy, it can become more of a fun experience and encourage them to stick with it!
Avoid Wearing Glasses if Possible!
Wearing a face covering can cause glasses to fog up pretty quickly. So, if you need corrective lenses and you also have contacts available, we suggest opting for the contacts so you don’t have to deal with the fogging effect with your glasses!
Of course, sometimes glasses are unavoidable. Whether they’re corrective lenses or sunglasses! If you do need to wear glasses on your visit, be prepared for the fogging and be sure to pack a microfiber cloth to wipe down your lenses regularly.
It’s definitely been an adjustment for us to get used to wearing a mask around Disney property. But we’ve got these tips to make the experience much more comfortable! Be sure to keep these things in mind when wearing a face covering around Disney World to make things easier for yourself and the rest of your family!
Click here for the answers to your frequently asked questions about the reopening of Disney Springs!
Do you have any tips for wearing a mask in Disney World? Share your suggestions in the comments!