Walt Disney World wants to see you smile this summer – but only if you are outdoors. There’s a new report that says Walt Disney’s theme parks in Orlando, Fla. is removing some of their mask and social distancing requirements. In fact, there’s new signage in the parks to reflect the changes. Here’s what you need to know.
Walt Disney World Eases Some Covid-19 Restrictions: Here’s What You Need To Know
Disney World said that guests no longer need to wear their face masks outdoors. The rules, which do not specifically apply to vaccinated guests, are also updated on the park’s official site. Up until this point, face masks were required for guests ages 2 and older, except while eating or drinking in a stationary position while physical distancing.
“Starting May 15, face coverings for guests will be optional in outdoor common areas at Walt Disney World Resort, with the exception that guests must wear face coverings from the entrances at all attractions, theaters or transportation and throughout those experiences,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement.
What’s more, the company also reduced some of their social distancing requirements in select areas of the theme park. Guests traveling in parties of more than 10 are asked to split into smaller groups in queues, dining locations and other areas around our parks and resorts to better allow for physical distancing,
Walt Disney World is one of the latest major companies to relax their mask policies days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that people who are fully vaccinated no longer need to wear their masks in indoor or outdoor settings. Since the change in the CDC’s recommendations, major retailers around the country have begun announcing changes to their mask policies. Starbucks, Publix, Walmart and Trader Joes said masks will no longer be required for fully vaccinated patrons.
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