Walt Disney World eases mask requirements for guests

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Does Walt Disney World require masks?

According to its website, Disney World says "face coverings are optional in outdoor common areas at Walt Disney World Resort, but are still required upon entering and throughout all attractions, theaters and transportation." Disney World's website says masks are optional in "outdoor common areas" and pool decks. WTSP.comDisney World makes masks optional in outdoor common spaces

Universal Orlando to stop requiring face masks outdoors

WKMG News 6 & ClickOrlando 15 May, 2021 - 12:00am

The theme park announced changes following new guidance this week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on mask recommendations. The guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings but no longer recommends them outside under most conditions.

“The health and safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. Based on guidance from local government and health officials, effective Saturday, May 15, face coverings for guests are no longer mandatory when outdoors at Universal Orlando,” the theme park said in a news release.

Face coverings will remain required at all indoor locations, including restaurants, shops and indoor hotel public areas. Face coverings are also required at all attractions from the moment guests enter the queue to when they exit the experience.

Guests should continue to bring their face masks with them for their visit. Universal Orlando also recently reduced social distancing requirements at its parks from 6 to 3 feet.

Universal Orlando has also phased out requiring temperature checks at park entrances and Disney is beginning to phase out the screenings for guests this weekend.

Disney has not yet updated its face mask policy since the CDC updated its guidelines. A Disney spokesperson said in a statement Thursday, “as soon as is practical, we will implement updated guidelines across our businesses.”

Masks will be optional in “outdoor common areas” at Disney World, according to the theme park’s website.

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Universal Orlando Will No Longer Require Guests to Wear Masks Outdoors Beginning May 15

PEOPLE 14 May, 2021 - 07:26pm

The theme park announced new safety guidelines on Friday, including adjusting its mask policy to allow park-goers to remove them when they are outdoors.

Masks will still be required indoors — at restaurants, shops and hotels — as well as at all attractions "from the moment guests enter the queue to when they exit the experience," a spokesperson for the park said in a statement.

Social distancing guidelines are also still in place, according to the park.

Universal Orlando reopened on June 5, 2020, after closing indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March. At the time, park executives warned guests that the experience would not be the same one they were used to. 

In addition to required face masks, temperature checks and social distancing, the park has implemented touchless payments and "virtual lines for some attractions, among other new measures."

Meet and greets and other interactive areas have also been closed for the time being, as a way to keep both guests and employees safe.

Located at the Islands of Adventure theme park, the new attraction will be Florida's fastest and tallest launch coaster. The ride soars 155 feet into the air, at 70 mph, as adrenaline junkies ride alongside Blue, Charlie, Delta and Echo, the Velociraptor pack from the movies.

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong will all appear on the ride.

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