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Disney World drops outdoor mask requirement

May 14, 2021 | 11:07pm | Updated May 14, 2021 | 11:21pm

Enlarge Image Cinderella Castle and Main Street, U.S.A. are seen at Walt Disney World Resort's Magic Kingdom on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Guests of Walt Disney World will only have to wear masks indoors and on public transit starting May 15, 2021. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

The only people required to wear masks outside at Disney World will be the costumed characters.

The Orlando, Fla., park will only require customers to wear masks in indoor areas and on public transportation beginning Saturday, Blog Mickey reported.

The Friday announcement comes a day after Disney chief executive Bob Chapek touted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decision to lift mask requirements as “very big news,” that will cause an attendance spike at theme parks.

A relaxed mask policy, Chapek added, will be a relief to Disney World customers, “particularly if anybody’s been in Florida in the middle of summer with a mask on. That could be quite daunting.”

 Disneyland in California is still subject to the state’s mask order. 



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