Disneyland Resort No Longer Requiring Vaccinated Guests to Wear Face Masks

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Coming on the heels of the Walt Disney World announcement that fully vaccinated Guests will no longer be required to wear masks in either outdoor or indoor settings, the Disneyland Resort has also decided that they too will no longer require fully vaccinated Guests to wear face coverings beginning June 15. Guests (ages 2 and up) who are not fully vaccinated must continue wearing face coverings indoors, except when dining.

Guests will not be required to show proof of vaccination. All Guests will need to attest that they are aware of the State of California’s strong recommendation that Guests be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to entering the theme parks when making their Disneyland Resort theme park reservations.

In addition, when the Toy Story parking lot reopens on June 18, all Guests (ages 2 and up) regardless of vaccination status will be required to wear an appropriate face covering while on the bus transportation from the lot to the parks.

Disney states that this change comes about as more people are vaccinated, they are encouraged. Therefore now that the COVID-19 health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC and state and local officials are being adjusted and eased, the Resort will also choose to ease their restrictions. This change comes in conjunction with the reopening of California’s economy.

June 15 is a big for the Disneyland Resort, as it’s also the day out-of-state Guests will be able to return. In addition, the requirement for on-site temperature checks will be discontinued. Also, the state of California has removed the physical distancing requirements, therefore, distancing markers will begin to be removed, allowing Guests to once again self-distance.

One thing that is currently sticking around for the time being as Guests are welcomed back to the Disneyland Resort will be the fact that Guests will still need to make a theme park reservation, due to capacity concerns.

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2 thoughts on “Disneyland Resort No Longer Requiring Vaccinated Guests to Wear Face Masks

  • June 14, 2021 at 5:18 pm
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    Since kids under 12 can’t yet get the vaccine, is Disney still going to require them to wear masks? Or even ask/mention it to parents? What if they took part in trial studies?

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    • June 14, 2021 at 6:15 pm
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      This is effectively the end of mask enforcement at Disneyland, except (supposedly) for the Toy Story parking shuttles. While it’s very obvious that kids under 12 can’t yet be vaccinated, Disney is taking the position that self-attestation is good enough.

      If you walk past the signs that say “by passing this point you are self-attesting that you are either vaccinated or will wear a face covering,” that’s good enough for Disney and (apparently) good enough for California.

      Cast members are not going to ask ANYONE about their vaccination status, or whether they personally are allowed to go maskless. Mask wearing is now up to each individual person’s/family’s discretion.

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