There’s some exciting news for vaccinated families traveling to Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort during the upcoming warmer months: masks will now be optional.

Both resorts shared that their Covid-19 guidelines have been updated to reflect that guests visiting the park no longer need to wear face coverings while indoors, like riding an attraction. While parkgoers don’t have to mask up to ride the likes of “It’s a Small World,” they will continue to need to wear them on certain spaces, like buses and if receiving first aid.

photo: Disney

It’s been a long two years of navigating the pandemic, but coronavirus cases have continued to drop and the changes to Disney’s guidelines reflect the efforts to return to normalcy. As parents, we’re honestly just excited that we can enjoy the parks during Spring Break and summer without developing a sweat mustache or wrangling our kids to keep their nose and mouth covered.

Now the kicker: dropping the mask mandates is specifically for vaccinated guests. While Disney hasn’t stated they will be asking guests to attest to their vaccination status, the company says, “We expect Guests who are not fully vaccinated to continue wearing face coverings in all indoor locations, including indoor attractions and theaters.”

The new guidelines are now in effect, just in time for your upcoming family vaycay. And of course, if you feel more comfortable keeping your face coverings in place, there’s no magic lost.

––Karly Wood



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