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UPDATE: Since writing this post, Walt Disney World has updated their mask policy several times. Disney currently is not requiring any masks. However, we kept the blog post just in case you want to wear a mask. It can get super hot in Florida, so we still wanted to share the best options.
What are the best masks for Disney World and Universal Orlando?
Best Masks for Disney World
Disney has actually produced some themed masks for use in their parks and they are super cool!
The masks come in 3 different sizes (small, medium, and large), so you will need to measure the distance from the bridge of your nose to the bottom of your chin.
You can also get some Disney-style masks from Amazon, including some that are Disney-themed “Buffs” (tubular microfiber faceshields).
Disney does require masks only. No gaiters, triangle shaped bandanas, face coverings that include valves, and mesh or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings for Walt Disney World Parks.
Best Masks for Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando does not require masks.
If you want to use a mask, you will want to bring one from home.
Amazon also features at least one Universal themed cloth mask.
Best Masks for Sports Fans
I can tell, just walking around the parks in Orlando, that a LOT of sports fans visit the Orlando theme parks.
Fanatics also has faceshields for ALL your favorite sports teams, which brings me to my next subject.
Best Masks for Florida Heat
The biggest complaint I’ve heard, so far, about wearing masks at the parks relates to the heat. Face masks do become quite uncomfortable in the Florida summer heat.
I’ve talked before about faceshields and why I think they’re the most important travel accessory. Click on that link to see my full review and explanation of why these are the most important travel accessory.
With the Orlando theme parks requiring some type of face covering, faceshields become even more important as a travel accessory. I would say you might even need two per person!
We recommend Salt Armour faceshields, not only for their quality, but the variety of themes can make anyone in the family happy.
The microfiber cloth used to make Salt Armour faceshields creates a very comfortable face covering, even in the Florida summer heat. I’ve worn them year-round and been perfectly comfortable.
Benefits and Uses of a Faceshield
In addition to satisfying the need for a face covering at the parks, faceshields offer additional benefits that make it the best option for face masks in Florida.
- Sunblock — use the face shield to….well…..shield your face and neck from the sun.
- Handkerchief — I find face shields make for great hankies. They’re soft and easily washed. Right now, this is why I recommend having two per person — you can use one as a face covering and one as a hankie, so you’re not touching your face with your hands
Additionally, Salt Armour faceshields are SUPER inexpensive! You can regularly find them for about $5 a piece.