Disney further relaxes its mask policy for Walt Disney World theme parks but the change suggests Disney World may not drop all mask requirements imminently

16 days ago in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Friday June 4, 2021 2:06pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has this afternoon made a slight adjustment to the mask policy for its Walt Disney World theme parks giving guests slightly more mask-free time in the parks.

Previously, Disney stated that masks were required at "All theaters, including theater entrances." That wording has now been changed to "All indoor theaters, including theater entrances."

Disney is currently only operating a handful of theater shows, including the indoor Festival of the Lion King at Disney's Animal Kingdom and the Frozen Sing-Along at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Outdoor shows include the Feathered Friends in Flight bird show at Disney's Animal Kingdom. Other candidates for the outdoor theater classification would appear to be the currently closed Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular , Fantasmic! and Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage.

Interestingly, this tweak to the mask policy may suggest that Disney is not planning on removing the indoor mask requirement this weekend following Orange County reaching phase 3 and eliminating its mask requirement.

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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


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!