Tips to Remember When Wearing a Face Mask in Disney World

While you’re returning back to Disney World, there are plenty of new tips and tricks to learn along the way!

Molly Back in Disney World!

Since Disney’s operating with new health and safety regulations, going to the parks now looks way different than it has before. While distancing measures and sanitation procedures are in place, that means guests and Cast Members will be required to wear face masks when they’re in Disney World.

While it may feel strange that this is the new theme park norm, we have plenty of tips and tricks to make the most out of your visit to the parks (face mask and all)!

Stay Hydrated

While you’re wearing a mask in the parks, it’s not necessarily the easiest thing to remember to hydrate when you’re hopping from ride to ride. However, we’ve found that it’s crucial to take a moment to drink water whenever you’re in the parks.

Water Cup

Disney has stated that they’ve placed more tables outside for guests so they can sit down to drink or eat something for a moment. We’ve found ourselves drinking a lot less than usual, which can be a problem in the high amounts of Florida heat during long days.

Molly Staying Hydrated!

Quick Service locations are also still giving out free water cups if guests ask for them. Cast Members have prepared them ahead of time so there is less contact required.

Free Cup of Water

Wear the Right Mask

Although people are making sure to wear masks in the park at all times, you may not actually be wearing the right kind of mask that’s best suited for your face!

Face Masks on Water Rides

Before we made sure to find the right mask, we had to keep pulling up our mask because it was too big. We’ve also heard from some readers that their Disney character face masks have run too small when they’ve gotten them (so make sure to size up!).

Molly in a Skyliner

The best thing you can do is to find a face mask that fits snugly, but not too snugly, while also being comfortable around your face. Disney World is also selling disposable masks for any guests whose coverings break or get lost during their visits to the parks.

Disposable Masks

Secure Your Mask

On top of finding the right mask to fit your face, there are plenty of ways to secure your mask to make sure it stays put all day long. If you order a mask and the ear loops are too big, there are extenders available online to make sure the loops fit better.

Kronk Face Mask with the voice of Kronk!

Plus, we recommend using bobby pins to secure your straps when you’re on roller coaster or attraction that might make your mask a little looser.

Molly Wearing a Face Mask in Disney Springs

Take a Break!

Although you might want to run to your favorite attractions (same) or wave to all the characters in the new cavalcades, don’t be afraid to take a break when you’re visiting! While we’re so used to constantly being on the move in a Disney Park, it’s important to allow yourself a breather once in a while.

Oga’s Cantina

The Relaxation Stations around the parks can be a helpful place for a midday break where guests can take their masks off away from other guests both indoors and outdoors in Disney World.

Relaxation Station

We also think that it’s totally helpful to sit down at a restaurant inside to hydrate, eat a meal, and take your mask off in a safe environment. Restaurants are operating with new health and safety regulations with table distancing, hand-sanitizer stations, and more.

Molly’s Having a Grand ‘Ole Time with Her Best Pals

Since guests are only able to visit one park per day, guests can also go back to the resorts and return to the parks (if capacity allows). If your kiddos or you need some time to go to the pool or take a nap, give yourself a break during the day before heading back to the parks!

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

While our experiences with masks have varied since we’ve returned back to the parks, they’re an important measure to continue keeping everyone safe in Disney World. Although there are plenty of differences in how the parks will be operating during the initial re-openings, we look forward to seeing all the ways Disney has shifted to safely accommodate guests and Cast Members!

Here’s what you need to know about what counts as a face mask in Disney World!

Have you been back to Disney World yet? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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6 Replies to “Tips to Remember When Wearing a Face Mask in Disney World”

  1. If the loops bother your ears (ladies, this one is for you) you can sew a button on either side of a headband just about ear level and hook the loops on it instead of behind the ear.

    1. You can also add a button to your Mickey ears (the headband variety) with a bit of hot glue! I also saw a hack using small elastics to put it on your glasses, but I feel like that would annoy me.

  2. yes it is hard to hear the New Norm, but if you all are paying attention to all the crazy stuff going on in the world and the environment we may be wearing masks into the future. hopefully we can still go have a great time at Disney and forget some of the outside world like we usually do when we go.

  3. I just don’t see how wearing a sweaty face mask in the Florida humidity while constantly adjusting it, and while also touching surfaces all day that have been touched by hundreds of people is safer than keeping your hands clean and avoid touching your face. But hey, that’s me and I’m not at Disney bc I would have a hard time wearing a mask in that heat so I’ll avoid at this time

  4. Not the ‘new norm’…just a temporary reaction to a temporary situation. I think it would help a lot with the fear and such that is out there if we could maybe not make it sound like all of these temporary things are permanent. 🙂

    1. Thank you! My biggest fear is that these things WILL become permanent because of how the “new norm” phrase is being drilled into our vocabulary.