Disney will remove the mask mandate at theme parks on February 17
Today, Disney announced that it will be removing its mask mandates at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort beginning February 17, 2022. Fully vaccinated guests will not be required to wear masks outside or indoors. interior of attractions, shops and restaurants. Guests who are not fully vaccinated will still be required to wear them in all indoor locations.
Disney has not announced how they plan to monitor who is fully vaccinated and who is not. As in the past, it will most likely fall into the “honor system” with guests. Disney’s official statement is below:
“COVID-19 is an ever-evolving situation, and for nearly two years we have been very intentional and gradual in our approach to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Given recent community trends and vaccine availability, we are able to responsibly adjust our health and safety protocols for fully vaccinated guests. Effective Thursday, February 17, the following health and safety updates will be in place at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort.
Face coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated visitors, both outdoors and indoors. Guests who are not fully immunized should continue to wear face coverings in all indoor venues, including indoor attractions and theaters. Face coverings are still required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) on closed Disney transportation, including Disney buses, monorails, and the Disney Skyliner.
Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. It specializes in Disney theme park news, including updates, openings, special events, and general travel advice. He is not afraid of the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a cast member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.