With the reopening of the Walt Disney World Resort parks, there have been some clarifications that have needed to make in regards to some of the policies. The main one has revolved around the wearing of masks and when it is ok to let them down. There are spaces that are specifically designated to give a reprieve from wearing masks. Guests who are eating and drinking are allowed to also lower their masks… with a proviso. While it hasn’t been entirely clear, it is now.

Disney has now stated that it is allowed to have a mask down for eating and drinking while staying both stationary and also staying physically distant. The policy from Disney has been updated as follows:

You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

Expect more policies to get some clarifications in the future as Disney and guests both discover how policies actually work. All of this is being done in an effort to keep both guests and Cast Members safe.

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Disney’s Full Updated Face Covering Policy:

Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:

    • Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
    • Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
    • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
    • Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free

At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters and open-chin triangle bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.

Costume masks are also not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.

The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing.