If you thought Disney World looked totally different compared to your last trip a month ago, the parks have gone under a COMPLETE transformation within a week’s time yet again!
As Disney works towards moving back to some sense of normality recently, we’ve seen reduced distancing measures, the early removal of temperature checks, and disappearing hand-washing stations. But, the biggest change that has happened just this past week is in regards to the new face mask policies in Disney World. After the CDC released a recommendation that fully vaccinated individuals (meaning two weeks after the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine) are able to go maskless outdoors and indoors, Disney World began to rewrite its mask policies. Now, ALL guests are able to go maskless outdoors in Disney World. However, there are certain circumstances where guests MUST wear masks, which means that you’ll this accessory will really come in handy!
In Disney World’s new face mask policies, face masks are still required upon entering and throughout all attractions, in all theaters (including theater entrances), in all transportation (including transportation entrances), and in all indoor locations (including restaurants, except when actively eating or drinking while stationary).
At outdoor common areas and pool decks, face masks are optional for guests, regardless of their vaccination statuses. So, that means visitors will still need to bring masks with them and will basically have moments where they continue to take them on and off throughout the day. Instead of trying to fish around in your park bag for your face mask or risk losing it by toting it around, you might want to opt for a face mask chain!
These accessories could easily become your new best friends since all you have to do is hook the chains to either side of your masks for a secure hold. When you take your mask off, it can just hang around your neck (kind of like a necklace) so you don’t lose it before you put it back on! There are all sorts of designs available, including a regular chain…
…a corded kind…
…or even a beaded version! You can mix and match depending on your outfit for a stylish look AND a great accessory to keep your mask handy and secure.
We’ve even found face mask chains in Disney World at the House of Good Fortune in EPCOT’s China Pavilion. The accessories there come in a variety of bright colors, like teal and pink, for $6.95 each. While this is the only spot we’ve found them in Disney World recently, face mask chains might begin to be supplied elsewhere with the newest health and safety regulations!
We also recommend bringing extra face masks with you in your bag as well! Sometimes accidents happen, and you could drop your face mask while you’re eating or see it accidentally fall out of your bag. So, it’s helpful to have extra masks ready to go for the situations you do need to be wearing them, on top of using a face mask chain!
As Disney World continues to make modifications to its health and safety measures moving forward, we’ll be sure to update you on everything you need to know before you head to the parks! In the meantime, stay tuned with DFB for the latest Disney news!
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Have you been to Disney World recently with the changed health and safety measures? Let us know in the comments below!