NEWS: Disney Updates Policy Surrounding The Use of Gaiters and Bandanas as Face Coverings

Walt Disney World has started a phased reopening with Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom this week.

Gaiters at Chapel Hats in Disney Springs

Disney released guidelines set by the CDC for acceptable forms of face-coverings that are required for entry. One policy is that that masks should “be secured with ties or ear loops.” This caused some confusion as Neck Gaiters, a popular face covering that slips over your mouth and nose, don’t have earloops and are not secured with ties.

Disney didn’t explicitly mention a policy regarding the face coverings until now. Today, Disney has officially updated the website to state that Gaiters and open-chin triangle bandanas are NOT acceptable forms of face coverings. 


There have been many new health and safety measures implemented since the theme park’s closure in March. Every guest is required to wear a mask throughout the day with the exception of swimming, dining, and in the relaxation zones.


Relaxation Station

We will continue to inform you of updated policies while the parks reopen to the public. And if you’re looking for tips on wearing a mask ALL day in Disney World — click here! 

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