Disney Parks has announced that they are changing their mask rules for guests following new guidance from the CDC.
Walt Disney World in Orlando revealed on Friday that masks and face coverings for guests will be “optional in outdoor common areas” starting Saturday, May 15.
The exception is that guests “must wear face coverings from the entrances at all attractions, theaters or transportation and throughout those experiences”, said Walt Disney World.
Earlier this week, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors except under certain circumstances.
Cast Members at Walt Disney World however will still be required to wear masks outdoors.
Temperature screenings have also been scrapped a day earlier than originally planned. Previously guests were not permitted to enter the resort if they registered a fever of 100.4F or higher.
Mask-free relaxation stations across Walt Disney World are remaining in place even though they are technically not needed due to the mask requirement update.
These mask requirement updates are not being reflected at any other Disney Park, including Disneyland in California.