BREAKING: Disney World Making a MAJOR Mask Policy Change

Since Disney World first reopened to guests last July, they have implemented a strict face mask policy that mandates the proper use of face coverings while guests are in the parks and resorts. Guests above the age of 2 have had to wear face masks at all times, with the exception of being physically distanced from others, stationary, and actively eating or drinking.

New ground markers have appeared in Disney World reminding guests of the face mask policy!

Since last summer, this policy has included the mandate that face masks must remain on while guests are taking photos. But it looks like this policy will change this week.

In a major shift in Disney World’s face mask policy, guests may temporarily remove their face masks when actively taking outdoor photos beginning Thursday, April 8th.

Disney World’s updated face mask policy © Disney

According to Disney, “you may temporarily remove your face covering while actively eating, drinking, or taking an outdoor photo, but you must remain stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing during this time.”

Health and Safety Sign in Disney Springs

As of this writing, guests must continue to keep their face masks on for indoor photos, including any and all ride photos, including rides where the photo is taking outdoors.

Orange Bird face mask

Disney has made continuous updates to their face mask policies over the past several months, but this is a major shift in being the first time the resort has added a circumstance where guests may temporarily remove their face masks. We’ll continue to bring you the latest health and safety updates from Disney World!

Click here to read about how Disney World’s face mask policy has changed since the parks first reopened.

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17 Replies to “BREAKING: Disney World Making a MAJOR Mask Policy Change”

  1. Like others have stated, they only changed the policy because Photopass wasn’t making any money. You still have to wear a mask unless you have a fork sticking out of your mouth.

  2. I’m here now and I did purchase memory maker. I’m glad I’ll have 2 days of photos without masks! And I do think this is major news! Thanks!

  3. Fantastic. Leaving for Disney tomorrow. This is perfect timing for us. Does this include Disney Photopass pictures?

  4. We’re going in August and ending it in the beginning of September. So can’t wait, it’s our late honeymoon 😊 . Happy to hear that we can remove them for outdoor photos

  5. We are headed to Disney world mid April, and have been reading all yours news to keep up with all the changes ☺️

        1. So happy to hear this…baby steps! Heading there in November as well. We’re hoping for the EPCOT monorail to be in action. Fingers crossed. 🤞🏼