FIRST LOOK: Masks Are No Longer Required in Most of Disney World

Since Disney World reopened about a year ago, a LOT has changed regarding health and safety measures in the parks.

Mickey Face Mask

For a while, there were tons of different policies to keep up with, but since the COVID-19 vaccine has rolled out across the country, health and safety measures have started to dwindle down. We’ve seen the removal of temperature checks, physical distancing markers, and face masks outdoors, but there’s a new policy starting today — Disney World guests no longer need to wear masks in most locations.

Disney made the announcement last week, and as of June 15th, masks are no longer required indoors or on rides for fully vaccinated guests. Previously, when Disney announced masks were optional outdoors, this pertained to all guests regardless of their vaccination status. Face masks are still required for ALL guests on Disney transportation.


And we’re in the parks today to check out what Disney World looks like after such a BIG change!

Magic Kingdom

We started our day traveling from the Transportation and Ticket Center to Magic Kingdom. The only form of transportation exempt from the new mask rule is the ferry boat, because it’s outdoors. However, we opted for the monorail, where face coverings are required for all guests.

You’ll notice that the monorail cabins now permit standing.

Standing Room in the Monorail

There are still social distancing stickers on the ground outside the monorail and in each cabin itself, but they’re being filled a bit more than before. There are now 2 assigned “numbers” per cabin. We sat in 23 with 4 others, while group 24 had 6 others.

2 stickers will be directed into each cabin!

You can see how social distancing stickers are now directing guests to stand.

Social Distancing Stickers Remain Inside

Once we arrived at Magic Kingdom, we were off transportation and masks were no longer required indoors for fully vaccinated guests. We first visited the Emporium and saw a mix of guests with and without face coverings.


Safety reminders directing all guests to wear masks inside have not yet been removed.

Old Safety Signs Are Still Up

In Main Street Bakery, many guests chose to go without their masks. We also noticed that social distancing had been largely relaxed, in accordance to Disney’s latest policy update.

Main Street Bakery

Then, we headed over to Adventureland to ride the Jungle Cruise. Again, social distancing was almost nonexistent in the queue — but we did notice that, once onboard their boat, guests remained socially distanced from their skipper.

Jungle Cruise Queue

Again, many guests chose to ride maskless.

Time to head into the Jungle!

Disney World is constantly changing, so we’ll continue to keep you updated on the latest policy changes. We will also keep updating this post as the day continues and we get a better feel for this new policy in action. In the meantime, this is what you can expect Disney World to look like if you are visiting soon!

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