Disneyland Dropping Indoor Mask Rule for Vaccinated Guests

Disneyland Dropping Indoor Mask Rule for Vaccinated Guests
People wait in line to enter a store as people visit Disneyland, where parts of the park open for more retail and dining as an extension of the Downtown Disney District in Anaheim, Calif., on Nov. 19, 2020. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)
City News Service

ANAHEIM, Calif.—With the state of California lifting its COVID-19 indoor mask-wearing requirement for vaccinated people on Feb. 16, vaccinated visitors to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim will be able to shed their face coverings beginning Feb. 17.

According to the theme park's revised visitor guidelines, beginning Thursday, masks will be required only for unvaccinated visitors aged 2 and older in indoor locations.

"Face coverings are required for all guests, regardless of vaccination status, in certain indoor settings including Disney shuttles and in health settings, such as in First Aid," according to revised guidelines posted on the theme park's website. "Face coverings are optional for guests in outdoor areas."

Park officials noted that unvaccinated people are still required to wear masks, "neck gaiters, open-chin, triangle bandanas and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings."