ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney World has updated its face mask policy again and it will no longer require fully vaccinated visitors to wear masks indoors.
What You Need To Know
- Face masks optional for fully vaccinated guests starting Feb. 17
- Disney World expects visitors who are not vaccinated to continue to wear masks indoors
- The resort will not require proof of vaccination
- All guests will still be required to wear mask on enclosed Disney transportation such as buses, monorails and Disney Skyliner
The update will take effect Feb. 17, according to a notice on the resort’s website.
“Face coverings will be optional for fully vaccinated Guests in both outdoor and indoor locations,” the notice said.
Although Disney will not require visitors to prove they’re vaccinated, the resort says it expects visitors who are not vaccinated to continue to wear face masks in all indoor locations.
All guests, ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, will still be required to wear mask on all enclosed Disney transportation such as buses, the monorails and Disney Skyliner.
This marks the second time since the start of the pandemic that Disney World has dropped the mask rule for vaccinated visitors. The resort made a similar change last June after relaxing many of its COVID-19 health and safety measures, including physical distancing guidelines.
Less than a month later, Disney World's indoor mask requirement was reinstated after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance.
Just a few days ago, Universal Orlando dropped its mask rule for vaccinated visitors.