NEWS: Disney World Updates Face Mask Policy, Banning Masks With Valves or Holes

As Disney World gets further into their reopening, they have released a variety of updates to their health and safety procedures at the parks, hotels, and Disney Springs.

Face Mask Sign

Last week, Disney released an update to their policy about eating and drinking in the parks, requiring that guests who are eating and drinking remain “stationary” when they take off their masks. Today, Disney released a new update clarifying what coverings will be acceptable for guests to wear.

Previously Disney World updated their face covering policy to remove bandanas and gaiters as options for acceptable face coverings. Now, Disney has reportedly stated that they will no longer be allowing face masks with valves, mesh materials, or holes.

Cinderella Castle

On their website, Disney has stated that, “At this time, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.


We will continue to keep you updated with any further policy changes or updates at Walt Disney World!

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3 Replies to “NEWS: Disney World Updates Face Mask Policy, Banning Masks With Valves or Holes”

  1. For some time now, I’ve noticed lots of signs around Disney World warning about the danger of gaiters, but they must have rushed those signs out because “gaiters” is misspelled on every sign. They’re displayed only in outdoor locations too, I’ve noticed, primarily near waterways. Odd.

  2. We were at Poly, MK and AK last Sun-Wed. After they banned gaiters. There were many guests wearing gaiters around the resorts and even in parks. All of these rules are useless if not enforced.