• On Jun 3, 2020
    Amy from ME Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does a face shield count as a face covering or does it have to be a mask?

    Hi, Amy!  Thanks for bringing this great question to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I cannot wait to return to the magic of Walt Disney World Resort!  I was so excited when Walt Disney World Resort announced its plans for reopening, and I take great comfort in knowing that the health and safety of Guests and Cast Members is their top priority.

    To help Guests safely return to The Most Magical Place on Earth, all Guests ages 2 and up, as well as Cast Members, will be required to wear face coverings when visiting Walt Disney World Resort.  Guests should bring their own face coverings with them and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming.  According to the guidelines on the Walt Disney World website, all face coverings should:

    - Fully cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
    - Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
    - Be secured with ties or ear loops
    - Be made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable

    Amy, I called and spoke to a Guest Services Cast Member.  She was able to verify that your face covering must be a mask.  Face shields will not be considered appropriate face coverings.

    If you're looking for some cute Disney face masks to wear for your upcoming visit, shopDisney has a great selection in a variety of styles and sizes.  I ordered several sets for my family.  My daughter was so excited to see that the Star Wars set had a mask featuring The Child from The Mandalorian.  We are big fans of "Baby Yoda" in my house!  We will be wearing our masks when we return to Walt Disney World Resort because "This is the way."

    As you plan your next visit to Walt Disney World Resort, be sure to keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog and the updates on the Walt Disney World website for all of the latest news and announcements regarding reopening procedures.  If you have any additional questions, please visit us again.

    May the Force be with you!
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Meet the Panelist: Samantha, Pennsylvania

Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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