• On Oct 15, 2020
    Gwen from OK Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If we book a trip while masks are still required, are there any kind of exceptions for people with asthma? Maybe a face shield or something? We want to all enjoy the parks but trying to decide if we should wait and book a trip later instead.

    Hi there, Gwen.

    My son is a severe asthmatic, so I completely understand your concern about the current mask policy at Walt Disney World Resort. 

    There is no medical exception to the mask policy, and every person, two years of age and older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times. This face covering must be made of at least two layers of breathable material and be secured with ear loops or ties. Additionally, gaiters and masks with valves are not allowed. 

    While there are no exceptions to this policy I do, however, have some tips that you may find helpful. 

    My first tip would be to take full advantage of the relaxation stations. Located in each theme park, these relaxation stations have tables and chairs set more than 6 feet apart where you may rest with your masks off for as long as you wish. Some of these spots are even air-conditioned! 

    I would recommend that you make a sit-down dining reservation for each day of your trip. This break, ideally at mid-day, will also give you a great stretch of mask-free time to sit and relax over lunch. Stopping for a snack (while stationary and in a designated area) also allows you to get a bit of a break from your mask.

    I would also advise you to practice with a mask for long stretches of time, to see how it affects you personally. I know for my son, certain types of masks are far easier than others to wear for any amount of time. 

    I hope that this answered your question, Gwen. I know it isn't an easy decision to make but know that whenever you and your party are ready to visit Walt Disney World Resort the magic will be here waiting for you. 

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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