After several weeks (months?) of seeing bigger crowds in Disney World and more and more folks not adhering to strict mask wearing rules (it goes over your nose y’all), Disney World is laying down the LAW in their newest signage!
Here’s the background — according to Disney’s current rules, all guests ages 2 and over must wear a face mask at all times in the theme parks, except when at a Relaxation Station or when actively eating or drinking and stationary.
Whether you’ve got a DFB mask or a Disney mask or one of the many other face mask designs out there, it’s important that you follow Disney’s specific mask requirements during your stay. And today they’re getting SERIOUS.
Over time, Disney has updated its announcements to remind guests of specific details related to its face mask policy, including that you can only remove it when actively eating or drinking and stationary, and that masks must remain on while taking photos.
Today, we spotted a NEW mask-related sign in Magic Kingdom. This sign specifically notes that “Guests not properly wearing an approved mask will be asked to leave.”
We saw this sign as we walked under the train station at Magic Kingdom, but we expect that this sign will pop up around Disney World at the other theme parks as well.
Guests should also keep in mind that face masks must fully cover your nose and mouth.
It seems Disney has placed these signs in the park to make it clear that guests who do not follow these policies will be asked to leave the park. If you’re headed to Disney World soon, be sure to review the mask policy and ensure the masks you have meet the requirements. Also, you’ll definitely want to bring multiple masks with you so you can change them out during the day and throughout your trip as necessary.
Finally, we’ve asked Disney several times the question you guys are asking us: if there’s an extenuating circumstance that makes it impossible for you to wear a mask, what happens. According to Disney, EVERYONE age 2 and up HAS to wear a mask. NO exceptions.