Over time, some of those policies have been updated. Now, as Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park reopened at the end of April, we’re taking a look at Disneyland’s current face mask policies so you can be best prepared for your visit.
EDITOR’S UPDATE on July 29, 2021: As of June 15th, fully vaccinated guests were not required to wear a face mask either indoors or outdoors, while guests who are not fully vaccinated were required to wear masks indoors. However, Disneyland has announced that masks will now be required indoors, reversing the policy changes made in June. As of July 30, 2021 all Cast Members and guests ages 2 and up are required to wear appropriate face coverings in all indoor locations at Disneyland Resort regardless of vaccination status.
We are keeping the original measures and information on face coverings in this post from March 2021 below, as the information regarding types of masks remains current.
When Disney’s California theme parks reopened, there were several new health and safety policies in place, which we’d generally seen implemented in Disney World as well. Park Reservations are required to enter the theme parks, and masks are required. (Originally, there were temperature screenings as well; however, those ended on June 15th).
Let’s break down the mask requirements.
Who will be required to wear a mask? According to the Disneyland website, where needed (as of July 30th, that’s all indoor locations), face coverings will be required for ALL guests ages 2 and up, Cast Members, and Operating Participant employees.
What if you’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine? Just as we saw with earlier mask policy updates at Disneyland and Disney World, even those who have already received the COVID-19 vaccine are required to wear a mask. (As of July 30th, this applies to all indoor locations.)
Guests are instructed to bring their own face coverings and wear them as required.
When can you remove your mask in Disneyland? You will be allowed to remove your mask while actively eating or drinking indoors, but you must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing from others. This is the same as the rules we’ve seen previously shared on the Disneyland Resort website. (NOTE: as part of the most recent mask update, masks are optional for any guests outdoors.)
What type of mask do guests need to wear? You can wear a disposable or reusable mask, but all face coverings 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
Just as Disney had shared previously for its rules regarding masks in Downtown Disney, in the Disneyland Resort theme parks, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind will NOT be considered acceptable face coverings.
Additionally, costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn.
What about masks with a transparent panel? Again, we’ve already seen this rule shared on the Disneyland Resort website, but we’re going over it now as it will now apply to the theme parks when they reopen. Face coverings with an integrated transparent plastic panel over the mouth area are acceptable BUT those types of face coverings must:
- Consist of 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 Disney’s other face covering requirements that we previously mentioned
Also, Disneyland’s website notes that the use of a mask is not a substitute for social distancing. Guests must still maintain an appropriate distance from others.
Again, we’ve seen these rules on the Disneyland website before, but since they now apply to the reopening of Disneyland’s theme parks, and not just the Downtown Disney District, we wanted to review them in advance of your next trip.
Of course, all of these mask policies are subject to change in the future. We’ll keep an eye out for more updates and let you know what we find!
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