The situation with COVID-19 continues to develop and change throughout the United States and the world.
We’ve shared a look at the current situation with COVID-19, particularly in terms of the case numbers rising in Florida and how one Central Florida mayor noted that they are in “crisis mode.” Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update regarding their indoor mask recommendations. And now it looks like Disney has made some recent changes when it comes to its mask prices.
A big thanks to Carlye Wisel for sharing the news about this. Earlier today, Carlye posted on Twitter about a change in Disney’s online mask prices so we went to check it out.
For context, Disney World’s current mask rules note that fully vaccinated guests do not need to wear masks in most areas in the parks, except on Disney transportation and transportation entrances (except the ferry boats).
There are different rules for guests who are not fully vaccinated. They are still required to wear masks in certain locations, including all indoor locations. But note that Disney is not requiring proof of vaccination.
The mask rules were changed to this general format back in June. However, Disney World has recently announced changes to their indoor mask policies. Disney World will (starting July 30th) require all guests ages 2 and up to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. Disney notes that this includes upon entering and throughout all attractions.
For the past several weeks we’ve noticed that Disney’s masks have been heavily discounted. In the parks, we’ve seen select face masks on sale with a buy one get one free deal being offered.
Online the masks have also been heavily discounted on shopDisney. Just about a month ago, we shared that you could get some of the Disney masks for just $3 online!! Certain 2-packs of masks were priced at $3, many 4-packs were priced at $6, and select other masks were also on sale.
Those masks have been on sale for quite some time since we first shared those details, and others were put on sale more recently. But recently, things changed.
Yesterday, on shopDisney, all of the cloth face masks were full price again.
This Disney Princess 2-Pack was on sale for $3 previously. Yesterday, it was back up to $11.99.
The same was true for the 2-Pack Limited-Release Mickey Mouse Americana mask set…
…and other masks on the site. While many of these were on sale before, yesterday they were back to their full prices.
In the parks, we didn’t see the buy one get one free signs near these masks in the Emporium in Magic Kingdom.
And we saw that the Spirit Jersey masks were priced at $14.99 each.
But, we did see the buy one get one free deal was still being offered on select face masks in EPCOT. We also saw that the masks were still buy one get one in one store in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
As this applied to select masks you’ll want to check in the stores within the park you’re visiting to see if the deal is still being offered during your trip and what masks it may apply to.
UPDATE: It appears the masks are once again on sale online! When we checked today (July 29th) the masks were again on sale for $3 or $6 depending on the types of masks and number of masks included in the set.
If you’re hoping to grab those masks at a discount, be sure to take advantage of this sale while it’s available.
Again, as we noted above, recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an update regarding their indoor mask recommendations. Previously, the CDC’s recommendations noted that vaccinated individuals did not need to wear masks in most locations — outdoors or indoors. The CDC is now recommending that vaccinated individuals wear masks again indoors in public areas in places with “high” or “substantial” COVID-19 transmission levels.
It has also recommended that those living with vulnerable household members including young kids or those who are immunocompromised, also wear masks indoors in public areas.
As we shared yesterday, Orange and Osceola Counties, the two counties within which Disney World is located, are in the “high” COVID-19 transmission level category. Orange County, California, where Disneyland is located, is currently in the “substantial” category for transmission according to the CDC site.