Disney rolls out new 'Masks On' signage at problem areas for indoor mask compliance at Walt Disney World theme parks

24 days ago in "EPCOT"

Posted: Thursday May 27, 2021 2:34pm ETT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney is installing new signage around Walt Disney World theme parks with a reminder to guests to put masks on when indoors.

The new signs shown here at EPCOT have been placed at entrances to indoor locations where guests may need reminding to put masks on.

So far the 'masks On' signs have been seen at entrances to restrooms, stores and attractions.

Disney recently changed its requirements on mask usage to allow guests to go without masks when outdoors. This has obviously helped reduce mask enforcement interactions between guests and Cast Members when outside, but has to some extent moved the problem to indoors. The new signs would appear to have been placed to help reduce that particular problem.

With COVID-19 restrictions rapidly fading, it seems like it might not be that far away that Disney World will move to a completely mask free environment and these signs may have a short life span out in the parks.

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DisneyCane1 hour ago

Or at least not two weeks post shot #2 to be fully vaccinated.

dovetail652 hours ago

Or that group people just want to wear the masks because they are touching all the levers and getting closer to more people than most. CM do form clicks, especially the loaders. If they all feel they are safer as their small group when they work we may see CM wearing mask 2 years from now here and there. Now if all loaders on every attraction wore them we would know if it was a CM rule for loaders.

Lilofan2 hours ago

Bingo!

Chomama1 day ago

And they may not be vaccinated!

helenabear1 day ago

Absolutely! Some people just aren't comfortable yet. It takes time...

peter114351 day ago

Also just because they can doesn’t mean they will

helenabear1 day ago

Per the rules we had before the 15th all ride loading areas were considered indoors. So who knows. Also one doesn't know if the CM is vaccinated or not.

Nick_A1 day ago

The greeters at Everest this evening were unmasked, but the cast on the loading platform all had masks on, which was weird considering we were still very much “outside.” Are they considering a roof over your head to be “inside”?

DCBaker1 day ago

threvester1 day ago

Looks like outdoor kiosks are a go too

threvester1 day ago

Some janitors and 2 girls selling balloons as well

threvester1 day ago

Just got to disney springs..bus employees not driving are unmasked

Bullseye19671 day ago

Almost time for the Friday bad news drop.

helenabear1 day ago

I suppose I get it where there was food around as a double safety thing for them and us, but yeah outdoors? Uh no way at all. I even felt for our tour guide who had to wear it all day with us. He kept up an amazing pace and hardly touched his mask once. So many looked so hot though I give fantastic kudos to all CMs we encountered. They seemed so kind only one, when I remarked how horribly beat up her face shield was as she was trying to fix it, even mentioned a thing about them. For those who are vaccinated, I bet this is a great day for them!