The Disneyland Resort has once again updated its face mask guidelines on its website today. Guests visiting the site will now find that face masks/coverings are no longer required for bus transportation. This impacts those who are parking at Toy Story Parking Lot the most and the bus transportation that takes guests to the park. Instead of being required, face masks are now “strongly recommended.”
The updated face mask policy found on Disneyland’s website is now as follows:
It is strongly recommended that Guests wear face coverings when indoors and in enclosed transportation. Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and older), regardless of vaccination status, in certain indoor health settings, such as in First Aid. Face coverings are optional for Guests in outdoor areas.
All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:
- Be made with at least 2 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, open-chin, triangle bandanas and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.
Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.
Face coverings may have an integrated transparent plastic panel to aid in viewing the wearer’s mouth. These face coverings should:
- Be a fabric face covering featuring a solid plastic panel containing no openings that is attached to the fabric on all sides using tight knit stitching
- Meet all face covering requirements listed above
Since the reopening of the Disneyland Resort after being closed for over a year due to the pandemic, face masks/coverings have been required on the buses/transportation. The policy was changed overnight and was inconsistently enforced on April 22, 2022. The policy still required face coverings on the website on April 22nd but DAPS MAGIC team member Murray reported that cast members did not require that his bus in from the Toy Story Parking Lot wear face masks.
The change in policy comes on the same weekend that the Disneyland Resort brought back its nighttime spectaculars. This includes the Main Street Electrical Parade, Disneyland Forever fireworks, and World of Color. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Main Street Electrical Parade.
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