NEWS! Disney World Has Updated Its Face Mask Overhead Announcement Again

Disney has continued to keep moving forward with its reopening procedures.

Park Entrance

As new restaurants and resorts continue to reopen on property, Disney World’s parks are also maintaining health and safety measures for guests and Cast Members. While face mask guidelines have been updated, the temperature checks and ride procedures in place have continued to be enforced when guests are visiting the parks.

Since Disney World is making sure that everyone is aware of the new requirements in the parks, overhead announcements have been detailing the guidelines (like the rule to be stationary while eating and drinking). While we were in the parks today, though, we heard that the announcement had been tweaked a little bit to reflect additional policies.

Face Mask Sign

Previously, the announcement stated that face coverings had to be worn at all times, except when a guest was actively eating or drinking. However, Disney has now also specified that “face coverings must fully cover your nose and mouth and be worn at all times” instead.

Halloween Face Mask

While guests are still able to take them off when they’re “eating or drinking while stationary”, Disney also asks that they “clean hands often and thoroughly”, “cover [their] mouth and nose while coughing and sneezing”, and “maintain physical distancing” on property.

Main Street Popcorn Cart

Since Disney World is doing its best to keep everyone safe, the latest specifications are put into the overhead announcement to help provide detailed instructions for guests. As Disney continues to make adjustments to the parks’ operations, we’ll give you all the updates you need to know before your next Disney vacation!

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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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10 Replies to “NEWS! Disney World Has Updated Its Face Mask Overhead Announcement Again”

  1. I just returned from Disney yesterday. I feel Magic Kingdom has the best handle on making sure people are wearing their mask correctly. Hollywood Studios, people were making a full on lunch in line at Mickeys Run Away Railway and then proceeded to eat it with masks on. This line was an hour long and they were eating for half of it.
    Epcot on Saturday was packed. Definitely no social distancing and a lot of drunk younger people. It did not feel safe there at all.
    Also, a lot of people did not understand what stop here meant. Disney has markers to keep you socially distant in certain tight areas. People did not understand why there were huge gaps and ignored them, they stood where they thought was safe.
    Those are just what I noticed this past week. It seemed like the parks were managed differently. Of course you enter at your own risk, and you have to take responsibility for yourself.

  2. I went the week after it opened. It felt like “afterdark” but during the day. I rode more things than I ever did on a regular day pre-covid. Some things were closed that I missed but the character pop ups were great. It seemed more natural than the autograph lines. I hope that stays. Disney was clean as a whistle. There were wipes at the elevators in the resort to use on the buttons etc. When my daughter took a drink of water while walking, a cast member very politely —and while smiling— reminded us to stay stationary. They did a great job.

  3. Hi so happy that Disney continue with the precautions and safety rules please don’t take ou is for our safe i went in August and its was very good continue with 😷 enforcement and temperatures as.well

  4. Just finished a weekend trip where I didn’t think I would go, but we decided lower crowds would be a trade off for being made to wear masks. I loaded up the inside of my mask with peppermint essential oils to open my sinuses and went in. Sure we were able to ride every ride in Epcot in about 4 hours the first day, and ride a bunch in MK before the tropical storm hit on the second, but once the rain came in, the wait times for what was still left open went to pre-pandemic levels…70 minutes for Thunder Mountain…ugh. We had a decent time, but what I missed is what everybody misses. Other people’s smiles. Disney, like the rest of the world, sucks without seeing smiles. And don’t even bother going when it is going to rain like that. Rain plus masks plus shut down rides and experiences equals a bad day at Disney. Granted, a bad day at Disney is better than a bad day at other places, it is a bad day you just paid 130 bucks to experience. But all in all, I feel most sorry for cast members. The pay is definitely not all they do it for. The smiles a nowhere to be seen, and the only full faces any one sees outside of people eating, are on the animatronics.

  5. I went and Disney definitely needs to bring back the fastpass system… It was a great way to get a few rides in without the crazy waits. And if they need to tweak it a little like only booking them the day of then so that but having them is a must!!!

  6. Does anyone else think those lines are dumb? Yes! The windows are 6 feet apart but when they come back to the plaza; they have to walk between the lines & that’s not 6 feet. They should’ve put 1 staff member in each kiosk because it wouldn’t have cost anymore to open up another kiosk. Just saying! 🙂

  7. Likely the reason Disney has to continually update face masks announcements is people lack common sense. If you have a face masks covering only your mouth or only your nose then it is 50% effective.