Over time, some of those policies have been updated. Now, with Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park set to reopen at the end of April, we’re taking a look at Disneyland’s current face mask policies so you can be best prepared when the parks reopen.
When Disney’s California theme parks reopen in just over a month, there will be several health and safety policies in place, which we’ve generally seen implemented in Disney World as well. Park Reservations will be required to enter the theme parks, masks will be required, and there will be temperature screenings as well.
Let’s break down the mask requirements.
Who will be required to wear a mask? According to the Disneyland website, 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 will be required to wear a mask.
Guests are instructed to bring their own face coverings and wear them at all times.
When can you remove your mask in Disneyland? You will be allowed to remove your mask while actively eating or drinking, 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.
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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