Epcot cast member mask

Earlier today, Florida governor Ron DeSantis announced that he will be using his executive orders to lift all COVID related emergency orders in the state of Florida, including city and county mask mandates, effective July 1, 2021. And while this would pave the way for Orange County businesses like Walt Disney World (which is mostly in Orange County) to drop mask mandates, Disney has released an official statement saying that for now, the resort's face covering requirement will stay in place, releasing the following through my Disney Experience: 

We are aware of the state of Florida’s plans announced today to modify COVID-19 guidelines. We will evaluate this latest guideline and maintain our current health and safety measures at this time, including face covering requirements.We will continue to make thoughtful adjustments to our policy. As COVID-19 vaccines become available, we encourage people to get vaccinated. 

Image: Disney

Though there is no timeline for when any kind of adjustments may occur, Disney recently changed their policy regarding mask usage during photos, and some recent signage changes suggest that social distancing in queues may be shortened soon from 6 feet to 3 feet. Still, when it comes to masks in the theme parks, many are assuming that Disney will keep mask mandates through the end of the year unless vaccination rates pick up dramatically in the near future.

While we don't see Disney dropping mask mandates any time soon, this new executive order could pave the way for further changes to official policy, especially when it comes to mask-wearing in outdoor areas.  



No mask for me at Disney. I wouldn’t wear one if they let me in for free.....and with that heat! Please....


Can I ask why, Disney who are an entertainment company are asking people to get vaccinated?
Since when does a Theme Park and media company recommend Vaccines??!!
Or to put it mildly, what financial interest is going on behind the scenes here?

In reply to by Traci Frost (not verified)

Really, really good questions! My stomach flipped when I read that. This isn’t like immunizations for polio, measles, etc. this is an emergency use only non FDA approved experimental drug... why is entertainment involved in public health 🤔

In reply to by Kindness (not verified)

Vaccine isn’t experimental. It was authorized for emergency use. Proven safe and effective. FDA approval only proves length of effectiveness. Pfizer already applied for approval. Do your research and stop getting your info from Facebook. It’s amazing how stupid and uneducated people are. If you choose not to get vaccinated. And do your part. Then good luck. And keep ya damm mask on. For us vaccinated. We are returning to normal life now. See ya on the flip side

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