This past February, it was exciting news for Walt Disney World fans when Disney announced that face masks would be optional both outdoors and indoors. Face masks have only been required on enclosed Disney transportation such as Disney buses, the Disney Skyliner, and monorails. Now, Disney has updated their website policy which states that face masks are required for guests on Disney buses and monorails; the Skyliner has been removed from that list.
Face Coverings (Guests Ages 2 and Up)
|Fully Vaccinated Guests||Guests Not Fully Vaccinated|
|All indoor locations, including restaurants, except when actively eating or drinking while stationary||Optional||✓|
|Disney buses and monorails||✓||✓|
|All outdoor areas, including outdoor attractions, outdoor queues, and outdoor theaters||Optional||Optional|
Click Orlando News reported that they reached out to Disney to inquire why face masks are now optional on the Disney Skyliner and not on buses and monorails. A Walt Disney World spokesperson responded:
Thank you for reaching out. We can share that we’ve taken a gradual and intentional approach to updating our health and safety guidelines.
Since this was a part of a gradual approach to updating health and safety guidelines, could we see Disney lift the face mandate completely before summertime? We will continue to report as Disney makes more updates, so continue following along at The Kingdom Insider for the most up-to-date news!