Disney continues selling character-themed masks at heavily discounted prices despite new mask requirements

Jul 29, 2021 in "The Walt Disney Company"

Posted: Thursday July 29, 2021 11:14am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Despite Disney announcing that face masks will again be required at Walt Disney World, the company is still selling its character-themed masks at markdown prices.

The masks were initially put on sale in June as mask requirements at the parks came to an end and was thought to be a permanent goodbye to masks.

A four-pack of masks featuring Mickey Mouse that previously sold at $19.99 remains at $6 as of July 29 on shopDisney.

Two packs of masks that shopDisney previously sold for $11.99 are still $3 as of July 29 on shopDisney.

Disney began selling face masks in April 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, and it became clear that Walt Disney World would be reopening with a requirement for guests to wear masks. Initial pre-orders quickly sold out, and delivery times slipped to a couple of months.

As part of the product launch in 2020, Disney donated one million cloth face masks for children and families in underserved and vulnerable communities across the U.S. The company also donated $1million in profits from the sales in the U.S. of Disney's cloth face masks to Medshare.

As of June 15 2021, Disney no longer required masks to be worn at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels and theme parks for fully vaccinated guests, but that changes on July 30 as mask requirements return for all guests when indoors.

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wdwmagicApr 14, 2022

This thread is going to take a break for a while until any changes are announced at Disney in regard to the last remaining mask requirements on transport.

Andrew CApr 14, 2022

If we are talking about WDW, put the blame on the company for keeping this silly rule in place. For airplanes, put the blame on the feds. When people realize stupid rules are in place and have no impact, they are going to be challenged. That’s just human nature and the reality throughout history. On the other end, when rules tend to make sense, people are more receptive. WDWs transportation rule is illogical. The feds 14 day extension of the public transportation rule at this point is the same. Expect more push back. It’s all about appearances than anything else and more and more people will pick up on that.

Chip ChippersonApr 14, 2022

No, you're not following the rules. You're planning the mask version of holding your finger an in from your siblings face and saying, "I'm not touching you!" And for the record, on my recent flights, the message was that masks had to be replaced between bites/sips, so unless you plan on holding g a drink to your mouth for the entire flight then you're not following the rules - but if you do that, please report back and let us know of how that worked out for you during turbulence.

Club CooloholicApr 14, 2022

I already explained it. It slows things down and makes it harder for the employees. And some might not really want to sit for 3 hours on a flight next to a guy sipping coffee the whole time.

Nonsensequitter75Apr 14, 2022

I don’t understand why you’re mad at me.

G00fyDadApr 14, 2022

There. Fixed the stupid. Now, go create ANOTHER account for me to ignore. :rolleyes:

Nonsensequitter75Apr 14, 2022

Thanks for understanding

G00fyDadApr 14, 2022


Nonsensequitter75Apr 14, 2022

God bless, but no thank you.

G00fyDadApr 14, 2022

They are flag carriers for the socially inept and the self-important. They have one job here. It's stupid but they're going to do it.

G00fyDadApr 14, 2022

Just go back to your regular account. Please? For everyone.

Nonsensequitter75Apr 14, 2022

What can I say? I’m so lonely at this stage in my life, that the (virtual) company of people who hate me is better than the alternative, which is no company at all.

DisneyCaneApr 14, 2022

Hence why I asked the poster if they were intending to only experience outdoor attractions with outdoor queues. If yes, then I can at least understand their logic. If no, then the obsession about people not masking on transportation doesn't make any sense.

Disney4LyfeApr 14, 2022

What do you mean? Oh, hahah, I get it. The name!