Disney World Mask Policy Updates, Bans Certain Masks
As the pandemic rages on, more and more businesses are updating their mask policies. We saw Delta recently ban masks with valves and there are new Disney World mask policy updates as well. Some of these changes are because of new information and testing that has come out on certain masks and others are to try to stop people from “gaming” the policy.
Here are the Disney World mask policy updates:
- They must fully cover the wearers nose and mouth and secure under the chin.
- The mask needs to have at least two layers of breathable material.
- They must fit snugly, but comfortably, against the side of the wearers face.
- The mask must be secured with ear loops or ties, so the guest is hands free.
- Neck gaiters and open-chin triangle bandannas are not acceptable face coverings.
- Costume masks are not acceptable
- Face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings
The only time you are allowed to remove your mask while on the grounds is while swimming or dining. You are no longer allowed to walk around and eat or drink either. If you are dining you need to be stationary and maintaining proper social distancing.
If you want to review all of the new park rules and guidelines you can go here.
I think we will see more and more specifics from businesses and parks as more information comes out about certain face coverings. The more specific the rules are the more people can understand what to expect and what will work and will not work. I think it makes for a smoother experience since you are not worried about whether or not what you have meets the criteria. It also allows people to judge if it is something worthwhile to them or not. I am sure some people will feel more comfortable visiting the parks with these rules in place while others will be turned off by it. But at least both sides know what to expect going forward. There would be nothing more frustrating then being turned away at the gate because of an unclear set up rules or guidelines.
What do you think of the Disney World mask policy updates? Would it make you more or less likely to visit the parks? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.