There’s been an update to Disney’s mask policy. According to Disney’s website, guests will now be required to wear masks at any dining location, other than when actively eating or drinking.
Here’s the exact verbiage from Disney’s website:
Before you dine at Walt Disney World Resort, please be aware that you’ll need:
Face coverings for each Guest age 2 and up, which must be worn in all public areas and can only be removed while actively eating or drinking. Face coverings must be worn while standing, waiting or sitting in dining locations.”
It’s important for guests to know this update in policy. Prior to this update on the website, guests could remove masks when seated at their table. Many guests consider being at a dining location as a place to take a break, including from wearing a mask. Each park does have multiple Relaxation Stations at which guests can remove their mask regardless of if they have any food or drink.
Our team is in the parks every day and we notice that mask compliance is weakest with guests eating and drinking while walking around, as well as while in line for attractions. We’ll keep an eye on how this change affects the dining experience and keep you updated.
Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife