Walt Disney World is requiring all guests to wear masks while visiting indoor locations beginning July 30, 2021. Disney specifically mentioned that the new policy includes any indoor location, all Disney transportation and all attractions.
Below is Disney’s new mask policy:
Beginning July 30, face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) while indoors and in Disney buses, monorail and Disney Skyliner, regardless of vaccination status. This includes upon entering and throughout all attractions. Face coverings remain optional for all Guests in outdoor common areas.
Based on the wording, it sounds like Disney is going back to a previous mask policy used at Walt Disney World. Guests were required to wear a mask the moment they entered the entrance for an attraction regardless of whether they were indoors or outdoors. The wording of “upon entering and throughout all attractions” seems to match that policy and eliminates any debate over what’s considered indoors.
Disney’s change to their health and safety guidelines follows Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings declaring a local emergency due to rising COVID-19 cases. Demings encouraged all residents and visitors to wear masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.