A lot has changed over the last couple of years, including the need to wear face masks in public spaces, such as Disneyland, California Adventure, and Walt Disney World Resort theme parks. So, you might be wondering, “Does Disneyland require face masks?” Or, “Do I have to wear a face mask at Disney World?” The question is a little complicated, because the rules are different for vaccinated and unvaccinated guests at the Disney Parks. Here’s everything that you need to know about Disney face mask policy, updates, and everything else for 2022 right now.
Disney Face Mask Policy Update 2022
Here’s the big news you need to know right now…
According to The Washington Post:
“Disney World and Disneyland will drop their mask requirement for vaccinated guests, starting Thursday,” which is February 17, 2022.
The change comes on the heels of major updates in face mask policy since the start of the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic.
As the Post reports:
“Since July 2021, Disney’s Florida and California theme parks have required masks in indoor spaces for guests 2 years old and older, regardless of vaccination status. Disney does not require proof of vaccination to enter its parks.”
That was a major change.
It meant that people could not come into the parks without wearing a face mask in indoor spaces, from ages 2 and up.
As frequent Disneyland visitors and Magic Key holders, we know this firsthand.
But now, that’s all changing again. Disney writes:
Beginning February 17, 2022, Face coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations. We expect Guests who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, including indoor attractions and theaters. Face coverings will still be required by all Guests (ages 2 and up) on enclosed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and Disney Skyliner.Walt Disney World
As you may already know, Walt Disney World had its post-pandemic reopening way back in July of 2020…
While Disneyland was unable to reopen due to California restrictions until April of 2021.
The Washington Post goes on to report that this new Disney face mask policy update for 2022 “falls in line with California’s changing guidance. On Wednesday, the state will lift its indoor mask mandate for fully vaccinated people inside businesses.”
This change is not only happening at Disney World, however. Universal Studios Orlando removed its own mask requirement for any vaccinated park visitors on February 12th, 2022.
Disney Face Mask Policy 2022: Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some of the most asked questions right now regarding face mask policy updates and changes at both Disneyland (Anaheim, CA) and Walt Disney World (Orlando, FL).
Does Disneyland require face masks for vaccinated guests? As of February 17th, 2022, the answer will be no, Disneyland will not require face masks for park visitors who have been vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.
Does Walt Disney World require face masks for vaccinated guests? As of February 17th, 2022, the answer will be no, Walt Disney World will not require face masks for park visitors who have received their vaccination for the Covid-19 virus.
Does Disneyland require proof of vaccination? No, Disneyland does not currently and has not ever required proof of vaccination to enter the theme parks at Disneyland and/or California Adventure.
Does Walt Disney World require proof of vaccination? No, Walt Disney World does not currently and has not ever required proof of vaccination to enter the theme parks at Walt Disney World Resort, including Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Typhoon Lagoon. Blizzard Beach is closed, as of February 2022.
Hopefully, that answers a lot of your burning questions right now.
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Have a magical day!
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