We know the first question regarding coming home to the parks is…do I still have to wear a mask?
The answer is yes, and right now, these are the current guidelines to follow according to the Walt Disney World Website:
“Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members, including those who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. 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 must be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.”
Here are some requirements for face coverings in the parks.
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 also 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 must:
- 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
The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing.”
THE GREAT NEWS is, Disney has thought of everything to help with adjusting to this new normal. The best invention? Relaxation stations.
A relaxation station can offer you a break from the crowds, a moment to remove your mask and enjoy some water or a snack, or just even a moment in time to spend with your family…maybe even plan out what’s next for your day! There is a limited capacity at each location and a time limit of 30 minutes if the parks are busier.
Fantasyland: Pete’s Sideshow
An air conditioned indoor location inside the giant circus tent across from Dumbo!
Frontierland: The Golden Oak Outpost
Outdoor location, no shade, no covering
Tomorrowland: Tomorrowland Terrrace
Outdoor covered area no air conditioning and there are restrooms close by.
United Kingdom: Yorkshire Fish Shoppe.
Outdoor area with umbrellas.
Future World: Between Mission Space and Test Track.
Outdoor location with umbrellas and chairs.
Norway: Inside Akershus restaurant.
This is a nice indoor air conditioned option.
Galaxy’s Edge: Rise Of The Resistance
Outdoors with limited chairs and umbrellas.
Animation Courtyard: Star Wars Launch Bay
outdoor area with coverage and indoor area with air conditioning. Not much seating offered, but can sit on carpeting.
Indiana Jones Stung Spectacular: Right near the entrance.
This newer location is a covered outdoor area
Discovery Island: Pizzafari
An indoor air conditioned space with plenty of seating and tables.
Asia: between Asia and Africa on the water.
Outdoor covered area next to the water
That’s all for now, Insiders!