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After Universal announced that masks would no longer be required outdoors at their parks and resorts, Disney World followed suit and changed their mask policy effective today.
New Mask Guidelines at Disney World
Disney updated their face covering guidelines late Friday night, after Orange County and Universal Orlando Resort updated their policies. Masks will no longer be required in outdoor areas at the Walt Disney World Resort. Most other face covering policies remain in place.
Face coverings are optional in outdoor common areas at Walt Disney World Resort, but are still required upon entering and throughout all attractions, theaters and transportation.Walt Disney World Resort
As I’m sure you can imagine, the Walt Disney World Resort presents a larger challenge than other local theme parks due to it’s size and number of parks. On Disney’s “Returning to a World of Magic” page, they provide an easy-to-understand chart for the new mask policy.
Orange County Ends Outdoor Face Mask Mandate
Just prior to Disney World announcing the end of their outdoor face mask policy, Orange County announced that they reached 50% vaccination rate for residents 16 and older. This threshold triggered phase two of their face covering mandate elimination plan.
I would imagine that this announcement influenced Disney World’s timing of it’s own mask policy update, as well as the updated CDC guidelines.
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