In addition to preparing for the spring and summer, Disneyland and Disney World are working to keep up with the evolving details surrounding the pandemic. (And the upcoming opening for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Disney World.)
As the infection rate of the Omicron variant continues to drop in the US, policies continue to change. Guests who have been vaccinated will not have to wear masks in Disney parks anymore.
Guests will still need to wear masks in enclosed transportation, the only exception being. The change comes as a result of “recent trends and regulatory guidance,” according to Disney World and Disneyland.
According to its policy, all indoor locations, including indoor attractions and theaters, will still require customers without vaccinations to wear masks
It follows a similar move at Universal Orlando, which took effect late last week. Disney’s site states, “We encourage people to get vaccinated.”
However, unlike Universal, guests are not required to prove their vaccination status at the park. Therefore, it’s hard to imagine how they’ll enforce the requirement to wear masks indoors for non-vaccinated visitors.
According to the New York Times, there were 5,559 COVID-19 cases in Florida each day during the last seven days (an incidence rate of 26 cases per 100,000). The current rate is 21 per 100,000 in California, with an average of 8,391.