Face masks will become optional for vaccinated guests who visit the Disneyland Resort starting Thursday, February 17. The news comes as California lifts its indoor mask mandate.
Disney officials said, “COVID‑19 has been a constantly evolving situation, and for nearly two years, we’ve been very intentional and gradual in our approach to COVID‑19 health and safety protocols. Given recent community trends and the availability of vaccines, we are positioned to responsibly adjust our health and safety protocols for fully vaccinated guests.”
All guests will still be required to wear masks on Disney transportation, including the shuttles, trams, and the monorail. Face masks have been required indoors at the resort since July. Unvaccinated guests are still required to face mask at indoor locations, including restaurants, except when actively eating or drinking while stationary. Though, unvaccinated guests have the option to wear one or not in all outdoor areas, including outdoor attractions, outdoor queues, and outdoor theaters.
Health officials continue to urge people to wear masks in crowded places, especially indoors, as well as encouraging everyone to be fully vaccinated and boosted in an effort to be virus-free.