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  • On Feb 25, 2022
    Marina from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My question is we want to take our son to for 6 day stay we look in 3-9th of july this year to celebrate my birthday on the 4th. but he cant wear a mask, he freak out when put mask on he only 4 years old. do we need a note from his doctor and first trip.

    Welcome, Marina!

    Walt Disney World has recently updated mask requirements. The current rules for face-coverings state that for vaccinated guests, masks are optional at all indoor and outdoor locations. Masks are still required on all enclosed Disney World transportation, which includes buses, monorails, and the Disney Skyliner. I encourage you to keep an eye on the Know Before You Go Page of the Walt Disney World website to keep up to date with the latest changes. 

    Guests who are not fully vaccinated and are ages 2 and older will be required to wear masks at all indoor locations, including restaurants, theme park attractions and queues, and all enclosed transportation. Since currently, vaccines are only available for children over the age of five, it sounds like your little guy falls into this group, unless he turns five before you go and can get vaccinated. 

    There are no exceptions made to the mask policy at this time, Marina, even with a doctor's note, so we've got to figure out a way to make masks a little more appealing to him for the minimal amount of time he'll need one. I find what works with my grandson, who is three, is to find masks with characters that he loves, like Spidermans. We have practiced with him at home with rewards - like an M&M for every five minutes he keeps the mask on or a little extra screen time. We've finally reached a point where both he and his two-year-old sister will mask up for short periods of time.

    I wish you good luck, Marina! I know it's frustrating, but we can get through this!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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