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A Message about Disney Parks from Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pamela Hymel

Dr. Pamela Hymel

by , Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer

Dear Guests, 

As you may have heard at Disney’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Results Webcast, our CEO Bob Chapek announced that Shanghai Disney Resort will begin the phased reopening of Shanghai Disneyland on May 11 – an encouraging sign for Disney parks and retail locations all over the world. After so much time at home, I know many of you are eager to enjoy the magic of a Disney parks visit, and we can’t wait to welcome you back.

I’m fortunate to work with Disney’s extraordinarily talented team of health and safety experts who are some of the most experienced in the industry. Together, with our colleagues in operations, and local health and government authorities, we’re evaluating several new and enhanced safety measures to do our part towards helping us stay well while we work, stay, and play at a Disney resort and a Disney store. I’m also working closely with the US Travel Association on a set of guidelines the travel industry may tailor to their individual businesses to help demonstrate that safety of travelers is a top focus.

To that end, I want to share an update with you about our plans and considerations as we prepare for the reopening of our parks, resorts and stores. At Disney, we’re exploring:

  • Phased reopening: We’re looking at all of our locations and how best to begin the reopening process, including a gradual reopening and/or partial reopening of certain locations. For example, the opening of retail and dining locations prior to the opening of our theme parks.
  • Physical distancing and capacity measures: As you can imagine, managing guest density in queues, restaurants, hotels, ride vehicles and other facilities throughout the park and across the resort is a major focus, as we implement physical distancing guidelines based on guidance from health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and appropriate government agencies. This will likely include implementation of guest capacity measures to comply with state and federal guidelines. We’re also exploring ways to use technology to aid us in these efforts, like with our Play Disney Parks App and through virtual queues at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
  • Cleanliness and sanitization: We’re planning increased cleaning and disinfection, determining where that should take place (for example, in high-traffic areas), and the cleaning products and processes we’ll use.  
  • Screening and prevention support: We’ll follow guidance from the government and the medical community regarding enhanced screening procedures and prevention measures, including those related to personal protective equipment (PPE), such as face coverings. Some measures, like adding hand sanitizers and hand washing stations across our resorts, have already been implemented.
  • Cast training: We’re further emphasizing our strong culture of health and safety amongst our cast members, and will continue to provide new training and reinforcement as we get closer to reopening.

These are just a few examples of the many areas we are developing plans for, so please keep an eye on our online channels, where we’ll provide more details as we confirm and begin to implement our plans. Given the constantly changing global health environment, these practices may evolve as we consider the latest guidance, but we will share more information with you as we look towards reopening.

In the meantime, our focus remains on the health and safety of the entire Disney community – including the wellbeing of the Cast Members who are caring for and securing our parks and resorts during the closure. We have already implemented a number of enhanced health and safety measures, such as increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfection in work areas, adjusting practices to promote physical distancing, and providing Cast with access to necessary PPE, including face coverings. We continue to learn from these experiences and will carry these lessons into reopening and beyond.

Finally, I want to recognize the medical professionals working to bring care and comfort in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to do what we can to help support the medical community and our local communities during this time.

We’re looking forward to welcoming all of you back to our Disney parks, resorts and stores. Until we are together once again, we wish you and your families health, hope, and happiness.

Thank you,

signature of Dr. Pamela Hymel


Comments

  • Masks should not be mandatory. If people choose to wear them they can. Wearing masks all the time can impact people especially when the carbon dioxide is unable to escape. This Wuhan virus will not be around forever and it will be nice to get back to normal. I so want to be able to enjoy the hotels and parks again. On a temporary basis keep numbers down in the parks . Please open the hotels even if the parks are not open yet. I love just being in the hotels

  • Masks are a pain and on hot days they would absolutely suck. Getting ill and dying is even more a pain and sucks even more. If masks are not made mandatory there is no way I would give any thought to going to Disney.

  • First I would like to see these people wear mask all day in 90 degree weather. Imagine all the families including their children wearing mask. Most children would take them off or everyone would be wearing them wrong and touching their faces every three minutesand then touching other things including in the gift shops. When people have to have bags checked or they are waiting to get in. While waiting take temperatures. If everyone is so afraid then they should stay home. I wore gas mask 😷 in the Military and believe me when it gets hot you or your children will get uncomfortable and it will not be the happiest place ever again. Viruses are hear to stay, some worst than others. If someone is sick they should be spotted when coming in at check point or their family should keep them home. We have survived viruses since the dinosaurs and we will continue as long as we practice good hygiene and wash our hands more frequently! We have forgotten that the sick should be quarantined. Healthy people are not supposed to be treated as if they are sick. We might as well stop using money, riding rides, or buying gifts because someone may have left their germs on it when they touched it. Better yet, everyone should just stay home or climb under a rock. The Spanish Flu took 1/3 of the world population and people continued on. It is tragic but I think we might try and do the same.😊. By the way did I say that I Love Disney and my Family does too! I hope you open soon and get back to normal with maybe sanitizer and signs to say wash hands frequently!

  • If you do not want to wear a mask to follow the guidelines, then stay home. It is the equivalent of saying you do not need a Fast Pass to get to the front of the line at the separate ride entrance. Rules are rules and this protects not just you, but me too. To those not interested in wearing a mask, request your Disney tickets or Passholder status be suspended until the wearing of masks is no longer a requirement of Park entrance.

  • We have traveled to Disney World once or twice oer year for the past 5 years. We have two WDW trips reserved within the next 7 months, worth over $7,000. We will cancel those trips if guests are forced to wear masks. That is simply too much money to pay to be that uncomfortable throughout our trip. We love Disney and really want to go and spend money, but not wearing masks.

    The WHO still recommends against widespread mask usage, and the CDC did until last month, so it’s not a clear cut case that they’re helpful- scientists have different opinions on the matter.

  • There’s a variance of comments posted here with two major sects: many agreeing with the necessity of wearing a mask and others disagreeing with wearing of masks due to the obvious risks associated with wearing one (if you understand anything about cross-contamination risks and donning/doffing of PPE). I ask all of those who are proponents of wearing a mask:
    1. How often are you decontaminating your mask?
    2. Do you know how to properly decontaminate your mask?
    3. Do you understand the logistical order of proper donning/doffing of masks and the proper integration of decontaminating same?
    4. When do you replace your used mask with a new mask?
    There are more questions to ask on this critical topic, however, I’ll refrain for sake of brevity due to simple fact that those reading this with marginal common sense should get the point of:
    most of those wearing mask have no clue as to the answers to questions 1-3 and don’t know the correct answer to #4. Even more, if not the majority of that group, have no knowledge of the issues associated with improper use so therefore, cannot begin to understand the risks associated with wearing one. As the saying goes: “you don’t know what you don’t know”.
    Example: uninformed/uneducated visitor on the way to Disney is driving down highway in car, windows up, with gloves and mask on, no passengers ((or even with passengers (assumed family they are not and have not been practicing social distancing from)). Do those people really think they are “at risk” driving down the highway? Yes. They are at risk. Not because there is Covid floating around in the air that will get sucked into their car through A/C system or blow in from open window. They likely just came from Walmart or some other store in preparation, where they wore that same mask, likely a re-used and contaminated one and kept the latex gloves on when they got in the car, therefore cross-contaminating the whole dashboard/steering wheel and everything they touch. Eventually mask comes off and lands on seat or wherever. Outside of masks are touched when taking mask off and on goes the cross contamination cycle.
    In closing, wearing a mask should be limited to those that are high risk. The rest of us should get on with life, get the virus or not, and if you do, get well as the margin of those losing life that are not high risk is….EXTREMELY marginal. Become educated on proper use of PPE and wear a mask if you want to. The last thing this country, founded on freedom of choice, needs is a government telling us what to wear to Disney. Actually, it is not the last thing we need; it is definitely something we don’t need at all. While you’re out researching these questions do your research on the effects of sunlight on Covid (it can’t survive long at all as it is gram positive) and the outrageously positive effects of taking large dose of vitamin C. Don’t forget your ABC’s while washing your hands. Have funs, stay safe, be healthy, be educated, and be reasonable. A little common sense goes a long way in this life. An education goes much further.

  • NO to masks. Between that and possible limited capacity issues, please make a way for us annual passholders to pass on these restrictions and cancel the remainder of our passes with refund. I will now choose to take the credit on my existing pass instead of extending. The cost of tickets and expenses to be at Disney is too much to have such restrictions.

  • To all those commenting that if Disney makes masks a retirement they will not come, please re-read the letter. It does not mention the guests will be required to wear face coverings, that may be the case but let’s not jump to conclusions. Dr. Pam may have been referring to the fact that ALL cast members, even the characters on stage like Sleeping Beauty or Gaston or even Eeyore, will be required to wear face coverings. I know personally I can only wear a mask for short periods at a time as I feel very claustrophobic with it on but I will wear one to go to my home away from home. I do echo one comment I read though, that while guests are outside in the open air that they be permitted to remove their mask so long as they are obeying the social distancing requirements.

    Either way I’m anxiously awaiting the reopening of the WDW Resort! With the reduced capacity it’s going to feel like it did 25 years ago (or on rainy days lol).

  • I’m sorry, one final thing on mask, anyone who has small children know that mandatory mask will not work on small children. If you believe this you are only fooling yourselves. Adjusting the mask every 5 minutes is going to spread more germs than anyone not wearing one. We all touch our face but not every couple minutes. After touch our faces every couple minutes we will then touc everything else. I guess what Disney should do is open the parks with no mask and then those who don’t like it they should stay home. I guess that is how some feel on the other side when they said if you don’t want to wear a mask then you should stay home. Some of these doctors and yes government representatives have gone out without mask and some had the corona virus. I love Disney and I understand everyone’s concerns. You are going to upset either side you pick no matter what. I believe in capitalism and a business needs to thrive. With that said I wish you the best and hope that whatever you do you will continue to bring joy to families and continue to thrive financially no matter who does not like your set policies or conditions. Hopefully they will find a cure or another vaccine for all viruses! Best wishes and may God protect and help keep the Disney Family Safe!

  • I have lived in Florida for twelve years, a seasonal pass holder. We go to Disney three to four times a year, all kinds of weather, mostly hot and humid. I know that I couldn’t wear a mask from morning until night with 80 to 90 degree temps. I believe you would have people passing out with a mask covering the face unless a mask is designed to allow airflow and still wearing the mask correctly. Do we bring our own with us, are they provided? So many questions!

  • One more thing for people who like the idea of masks. If you are spending a week or more at Disney, how would you know that someone has not worn the same mask all the time? If you go to dine out, what do we do with it? Seems like the more times it’s on and off the more germs your spreading.

  • My family and I won’t go if masks are not
    mandatory.

  • Masks or I’m not going!

  • Had to wear a mask for chemical protection in the Army that is way worse than what people are complaining about here. Also putting on a firefighters SCBA to fight a fire in a house is much worse to exercise in when I was a firefighter. Wearing an N95 or other face covering so I can hang out with Mickey and the gang with my family and forget about the world for a while…I can do that. If you don’t want to play by the rules stay home till they change. Bring on the Disney!

  • We have been going to Disney since 1973; DVC members since OKW opened (first stay 12/1991); Added Poly 2016; Annual pass holders; purchase annual passes for all our children and grandchildren. We truly enjoy Disney and miss going, but will not attend if masks are mandatory while outside and/or reservations to enter Parks are required. As we pay in full for our annual passes, Disney should allow a prorated refund for any guests not desiring to participate in these restrictive measures. I respect people’s rights and decision to wear a mask, please respect my right and decision not to wear a mask. I will and do stay home when I’m sick. I respect people’s private space and social-distancing. If masks and reservations are required upon opening of Parks, Disney please respect our right to say no to your new guidelines which were not in effect when we purchased our tickets and allow a prorated refund to Annual Passholders not wishing to participate. We’ll see you real soon when things are back to normal 😊

  • If people feel they need to wear masks they should however making them a requirement I don’t agree with. Not everyone can wear them for underlying medical reasons and should not be required to wear them. The comments of just stay home are not only ridiculous but insensitive. Masks are unproven to be an effective way to prevent or protect people from the virus. To confine people to their homes because others need a visual to have a false sense of security is not the answer. I am all for additional safety measures but they should be realistic and not put in place to make fearful people feel better. If you are that afraid of getting it, maybe you are the ones who should stay home.

  • Can’t wait to return to the parks what ever we need to do to help opening the parks will do hopefully wearing masks and taking body temperature before entering the park or even better if they can test people before entering and having a new testing kit that can tell you if you are Covid 19 positive will be the best way to keep everyone safe let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best thanks Disney management for keeping us informed and hurry up to opennnnn !!!!thanks

  • Has there been any discussion about a sort of soft opening allowing only Florida Resident Annual Passholders to come to the parks? I only ask this because it would be a good way to begin with less people plus who knows what travel will look like at the time of opening. I do agree that masks should be mandatory at all times. We have been passholders for 15 years and love the parks and know that if any place is going to do things with everyone’s safety in mind it will be Disney! So take as much time as you need to ensure that park openings are safe for all. Thank you!!

  • Absolutely masks optional! If you are sick or someone at high risk, stay home. We will not be attending if masks are mandatory.

  • Thank you for the information. My husband and I definitely need a disney fix. He is a CM in F&B at one of the Resorts. And I am a school RN and past Pediatric ED/ UC RN. I have no problem wearing a mask especially in close quarters like lines and shows. But I am concerned about the Florida heat and humidity. I’m sure you have thought about this. But I wonder if you will have a place where we go to remove our mask for a few minutes like people used to have designated smoking places. (I’ve never been a smoker but learned the sites when I was a CM.)_ My other comment is for those who are worried about wearing the mask because of claustrophobia not being able to breathe. I get your concerns there. They can be a pain in the butt!!! But they do make some specialized masks for immune suppressed patients that have the filter in them and what looks like a vent. One of the teachers that I worked with wore one. These masks are also smaller and don’t cover your whole nose and I would guess they are measured for your face or at least for a specific size – S, M, L, etc. BTW, if you haven’t seen them, there are masks on DisneyShopping.com. And they are cute, too. But you need a Figment and an Orange Bird mask, too!! And I don’t think I saw Olaf or Daisy Duck… I also wanted to remind people to bring plenty of hand lotion since they would be using lots of hand sanitizer. If your hands are dry, the sanitizer doesn’t work as well (plus it burns like there is no tomorrow)!!! And if you have cracked or open sores, that leaves an opening for ANY infection to enter your body.

  • Although I don’t look forward to wearing a mask in the heat and humidity of the Florida environment, I completely agree with the need to wear a mask for now. It is already a requirement for so many others places what makes this any different. I just hope as an annual pass holder that there will be an adjustment in block out dates for the up coming months. My family and I are so looking forward to visiting the parks again. if you reopen soon, we will be on block out for the next few months anyways. Please consider this adjustment for the summer months. Since there is no vaccine as of yet I feel masks are a must. Asymptomatic people can still spread it without knowing it. Masks can serve as a protection to some degree.

  • I have no problem with a mask. I wear mine now at home so wearing them at Disney is no big deal. People who love Disney I feel will be willing to abide by this if they are true Disney Fans. So, if you are the ones who does not want to wear a mask then stay home. I am ready to come so any inconvenience so small as a mask bring it on and let the magic begin again, I am ready!!

  • Thank you for the update! The key point is how to take the recommendations and tailor it and apply it to the Disney company operations. If not for anything else, Disney is first class at the guest experience and I am confident that they will not fall short on how they will implement the phased reopenings across the world. It is a huge undertaking to define, since the parks themselves are exploding with people, in the old normal. Regarding masks: it is not a false safety measure at all. There may be carriers of this or any disease, that have been asymptomatic all along. It is really more for this reason to wear a mask, so those folks do not spread it, unknowingly. The challenge isn’t what the new guidelines will be, more, it will be that everyone, abide by them or be promptly removed, for the safety of others. I read another comment that recommended limiting to on property guests, access to the parks, etc. I would agree with that, and also to passholders, staying on property to begin. I would be more than happy to participate in that to get the ball rolling! Meanwhile, I hope everyone stays safe and has a most magical day 🙂

  • Masks are a false sense of security. Its more for the people that don’t know personal space. I’m not okay with wearing masks if my 20 month daughter can’t wear one. I for one haven’t wore a mask in two months and probably won’t. Whats the point of opening up if there probably won’t be any character meet and greets or parades happening at first. They should only open for Florida residents for the time being. As long as my wife’s bday reservation at Ohanas isn’t canceled I’ll be a happy camper.

  • We all need to remember, we are guests, at Disney, not owners. Disney has always made safety a priority for their guests and cast members since I first discovered Disney World, in 1973. I always feel safe at both the resorts and parks, anytime of day or night. If one chooses not to follow the new guidelines, for the health and safety of cast members and guests, it’s best to delay visiting until the virus is under control. I’m also an annual pass holder but not comfortable attending now. I hope Disney will extend my pass for the time the park was closed and I’ll look forward to visiting when it’s safe. Safety is the priority of our family during these unprecedented times. We all need to adjust to a new way of living in 2020 and proceed with caution and safety first and foremost.

  • If you a member of the high risk groups and this has been said many times already, you need to stay away from people in general until there is a vaccine. 600,000 people die every year from the flu. nobody wears masks during flu season or socially distance or any of the other things that haven’t actually been proven to do anything. The current, as of this morning, mortality rate of this virus is .06, less than the annual flu. That number will go down as more and more people are tested and find out they have the virus and don’t even know it.

  • My family and I are very comfortable wearing masks if asked. We love and have preordered the new Disney masks (it’s wonderful that Disney is donating the profits to charity!)

    We know things will be different and will adjust to your recommendations. Thank you for helping us be back in Walt Disney World again. We are hopeful our July trip stays in tact. Even if attractions and other things are limited. Just being able to relax at the resort would be a welcome summer activity for us. 💕

  • If masks are required how is anyone going to drink and eat? How will social distancing be in place walking about the park? Will there be a limited amount of guest per day? If the buffet are open every one will be touching the serving utensils creating contamination. As pass holders for many years I think it is best for us to wait till things get back to normal if that ever happens.

  • NO MASKS! REFUND MY ANNUAL PASS.

  • It’s fascinating that comments about Dr. Hymel’s letter to Passholders became a debate about mask-wearing requirements — she wrote nothing about that. Regarding the parks, I’m fine with reasonable distancing requirements, like line spacing and paced park entry, even booking a park entry time window, just like a FastPass selection. All of that makes sense. Regarding mask wearing, I’m confident that Disney will consult infection control experts who of course know only fit tested respirators provide reliable protection for the wearer. Cloth masks and surgical masks are useless for protection from infection by respiratory viruses. Wash your hands frequently. Don’t touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth). Avoid close proximity with others. See ya real soon!

  • We are a 4 member household and have had are passes 8 years. Yes to masks we already wear one everyday as we go about our community. We wont stop till vaccinations are available. Entry by reservations are fine too . Cant wait to get back.

  • Regarding the parks, I’m fine with reasonable distancing requirements, spacing guests in line for attractions, and paced park entry, including booking an entry time window, like a FastPass selection. Most Passholders are already used to using the app for things like that. I hope that’s instructive enough! Thank you for your letter, Dr. Hymel. See ya real soon!

  • Pease refund all those A/P holders that don’t want to wear a Mask. Too Hot, Don’t go stay home and don’t disrespect the cast members and other guest.

    Make mask mandatory please.

  • I for one will not wear a mask. Please give enough notice if a mask will be a requirement so that I can get a refund for my annual pass.

  • What some people don’t realize is that Disney is a privately owned company and have the right to set whatever standards they deem necessary to operate their business. If that includes mandatory mask then it includes mandatory mask. Your right as a consumer of their product is to go and follow Disney’s requirements or go somewhere else that doesn’t require mask. It’s that simple. I personally would love to see the parks open back up and understand that things will be different for the foreseeable future. I know Disney is only doing what they have to to continue to do business.

  • Make mask optional…no mask for us! Hoping for a June 1st opening! Ready for some fun & magical moments !

  • How are guests supposed to wear masks and snack at the same time? Ice cream, popcorn, and all the other delicious snacks we all love ….and that we eat while walking around. And don’t forget that we are all staying hydrated in the Florida heat so we are all consuming beverages. Imagine yourself at Epcot during a festival …. ! I get that it’s for safety purposes …I understand that…but can you actually imagine yourself in the middle of summer walking around and sweating wearing a mask and unable to touch your face? And small children? Babies? I just don’t see it happening…

  • No masks for me thanks, what about the people who can’t breathe though a mask. Why aren’t we listening to the doctors who say UV light kills the virus in 16 seconds. If you what to wear a mask, gloves, a hat, a backpack etc. go ahead but stop forcing me to do it. It’s Florida, you wear all that stuff and you’ll have heat stroke and die. The CDC guide lines change, first 6′ apart is good, now 13′ is how far the virus moves, stop relying on them and use commonsense. If your sick stay home, if your afraid to go out then DON’T because you can be bit by a mosquito and get West Nile, a tick and get Lyme disease or stung by a bee or killed by car or eat peanuts and die, you can’t be afraid of everything. LET YOUR FAITH BE STRONGER THAN YOUR FEAR!

  • As part of Disney’s reopening of Disney World, Florida, and Disney Land, CA, may I ask that Disney consider, at least for the remainder of 2020 if not through the Spring of 2021, restricting attendance to US residents (US, PR, Guam, etc.)? This could help in reducing the chance of COVID19 (or another virus/condition) from spreading as the Parks see many returning visitors since the lockdown in March. It might also help in the control of crowds and aid in capacity planning for not only the US Parks but those around the World. I would not normally suggest such a course of action, but with Disney Parks now in other countries, there are opportunities for non-US residents to enjoy ‘The Happiest Place On Earth) while allowing US residents (Pass Holder and otherwise) to do the same with a reduced level of fear. As for masks and other measures to protect both Cast Members and Guest, absolutely do what is best for all, and if possible, do just a bit more than maybe asked or expected. Set the example. Lead the way. Take Care and we look forward to visiting for several days this Fall.

  • We are DVC members and annual pass holders. I have cancelled two dates and rescheduled. My husband and I will be happy to wear masks, to social distance, to do anything required to go back to our resorts. Currently we are booked for the 2nd week in June and hope they will open the resorts. We come from up north twice a year so the parks are not our priority. We would be very happy to come, enjoy the sunshine, eat outside, and of course shop in line 6 feet apart. Our hope is that you will try opening the resorts before the parks and we still get to go. Just being anywhere on property and we are happy. We so need our Disney fix…it has been a long winter!

  • I agree with all except that masks in the summer would cause over heating and other health issues. If masks are required then it may be too early to open. I agree that if people don’t want to wear masks then there should be an option to cancel their annual passes for a refund

  • I know that it was mentioned that season pass holders would have an extension of their passes for the amount of time the parks were closed…….will this ‘phased’ reopening use up that extension time? I doubt I will want to attend the parks during all these restrictions, as was mentioned, a face mask in the Florida heat sounds unpleasant at best and possibly very unhealthy.

  • if capacity will be limited, how will ap holders know if they will be able to go to the parks if we usually dont have to reserve individual day tickets for the parks?

  • Please NO mandatory masks! This is an unnecessary mandate and an infringement on personal freedoms. In addition, it is scary for children, unhealthy in the hot and humid Florida climate, potentially unsafe to wear for hours and hours without proper oxygen flow, and still widely debated in the medical/scientific community. I urge you to open with the least restrictive measures possible for your guests. As always, individuals can choose to wear a mask if they feel that it offers them a level of “protection” that they are comfortable with. As a lifelong Disney customer and annual pass holder, I would appreciate not being forced to wear a face mask. Sadly, if there is a mandate for face masks, we will be requesting a refund on our annual passes and will not be returning until the mandate is lifted.

  • While I agree with the social distancing measures & new sanitary guidelines I don’t think masks should be mandatory with the summer temperatures. You’ll wind up having people pass out from heat exhaustion plus masks don’t keep you from getting the virus. If you’re uncomfortable being around people with no masks then stay home and if you’re sick stay home but we should not be made wear them in the Florida heat.

  • Plenty of medical experts disagree that wearing a mask is effective. In fact wearing a mask in 100plus degree weather could actually be dangerous according to many drs. I think Disney should strongly encourage mask and provide them if they are encouraged but not require them. What’s the age restrictions on mask anyways? I you can’t keep a mask on a four year old.

  • People are funny acting like masks are some all protective shield. Once you touch them you have contaminated them. It is a false sense of security. Sick people should stay home and we should stop having the rights of healthy supposedly free Americans compromised because everyone is willing to believe the news media. Disney will do what’s best for their company and its guests and I’m great full for that but everyone else that is trying to say masks are like seatbelts needs to read up on some physics and chemistry and medicine

  • We will not be coming as a family if masks are required. There are too many people living in fear right now. If you’re worried about your health stay home, plain and simple. People will be touching their masks and faces to make them comfortable so that is not preventing anything. Being out in the sun, fresh air and heat kills the virus so limit people indoors for the time being. Open to Floridians who are pass holders first, then general Florida Residents, then across the country with international being very last and very limited for a time.

  • You do realize that the benefit of masks is primarily for everyone around you, not yourself. The safety only works at it’s best when EVERYONE does their part, anything else is selfish.

  • Reading many of these comments and I’m super excited that non-mask wearers won’t be visiting your parks! The happiest place on Earth just got happier! Common courtesy, empathy and a desire to help others should be everyone’s priorities. Why would we want it any other way? Tomorrow Land just closer to becoming a reality for me… a society where science and an awareness of others prevails. I can’t wait to support Disney Parks, I’m in serious withdrawal. Fortunate to be just three and half miles away from this beautiful place. Thank you as always for bringing the world together, across all walks of life and backgrounds. It’s a small world after all. 🙂

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