Disney is asking all guests ages two and older to wear a face mask at all times while inside their parks except for when drinking and eating or visiting one of the parks’ “relaxation zones.”
As a means of enforcing this rule, Disney has come up with a creative solution: if you aren’t wearing a mask, you won’t be able to get photos of yourself on their rides.
A Disney representative has confirmed the policy, adding that the rule is in line with the parks’ existing policy to deny guests their photos if they are doing something deemed unsafe on an attraction. Not wearing a mask would be consistent with that policy.
The rule joins several others announced by the park as part of their reopening, which includes possible temperature checks, health screenings upon entry, and increased social distancing. In addition to the health screenings prior to entry of the park, anyone who comes to the parks’ First Aid with Covid-19-like symptoms will be required leave the park.
The Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened the same weekend Florida reached a record high for single-day case count increase, with more than 15,000 new cases being reported by the state.