• On Feb 25, 2021
    Claire from ESSEX 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 face coverings are still required by the time I visit in May 2022 can I use my plastic face shield? I struggle to breathe with cloth face coverings. I’ve nearly fainted twice due to breathing in my own hot breath. My glasses kept fogging up as well.

    Hello there, Claire! Welcome back to planDisney! We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and allow us to help you plan your visit to Walt Disney World Resort!

    As Walt Disney World Resort has begun its reopening, Guests can return to the magic and experience everything they love about “The Most Magical Place on Earth”! In order to ensure the safety of all Guests, there have been a few updated policies that will be important to keep in mind during future visits! Across the property, there are now enhanced cleaning procedures in place, temporary adjustments that promote physical distancing, and modified experiences to reduce the amount of contact between individuals. Additionally, Guests ages two and above will need to wear face coverings at all times outside of dining and swimming. All face coverings must be made of at least 2 layers of breathable material, fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin, fit snugly against the side of the face, and be secured with ties or ear loops and allow Guests to remain hands-free. 

    At this time, face shields do not meet the guidelines for acceptable face coverings and may not be used in place of a face covering. However, I may have some tips and tricks that will assist with making your mask more comfortable during your visit! First, I would suggest trying out different masks prior to your arrival so you can find the most comfortable one for you. In my experience, moisture-wicking materials with metal nose pieces work the best for me while I’m wearing my glasses. Another option would be to get a mask bracket that fits into your mask and makes it a bit more comfortable for extended wear.

    While you’re continuing to prepare for your vacation, I would also recommend checking into the “Know Before You Go” webpages! These pages contain the most up-to-date information regarding current policies and changes that may impact your visit. I’ve found the “Dining: Know Before You Go” and “Disney Resort Hotels: Know Before You Go” pages incredibly helpful during my own trips!

    I hope you are able to plan an absolutely magical vacation to Walt Disney World Resort next year! Be sure to let us know if we can assist with planning any other portion of your stay!

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Meet the Panelist: Wyatt, Colorado

Hello! I'm Wyatt and I'm so very excited to provide you with all the best tips and tricks for getting the very most out of your Disney World vacations! I'm married to a fellow Disney enthusiast and, while we don't have any human children yet, we are delighted to be pet parents. Professionally, I work in private practice as a mental health counselor. I'm also knowledgable regarding disability services and accessibility at Disney World due to my own history of chronic illness.  Learn More About Wyatt

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