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  • On Feb 1, 2022
    Julia from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What type of mask is acceptable for a child?

    Hey howdy hey, Julia! You’ve got a friend in me at planDisney!

    I’d love to help you get prepared for your May visit to the Happiest Place on Earth, so let’s get started! Currently, face coverings are required for all Guests ages 2 and up while indoors, including on some attractions and inside enclosed transportation vehicles, regardless of vaccination status. However, face coverings are optional for all Guests in outdoor common areas. Of course, these details are subject to change at any time, so I recommend checking this page right before your visit for all the latest information.

    As for the types of face coverings that are acceptable, here’s the scoop: Face coverings can be disposable or reusable, and must be made with at least two layers of breathable material. When it comes to the fit, the face covering must fully cover the nose and mouth, secure under the chin, fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, and allow for the Guest to remain hands-free. At this time, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas and face coverings that contain valves, mesh materials or holes of any kind are not acceptable options. 

    My three Mouseketeers (ages 5, 8, and 10) prefer the lightweight feel of Disney’s Cloth Face Masks, which used to be available on shopDisney, but unfortunately, I haven’t seen them there lately. However, I have seen some available at the World of Disney store in Downtown Disney District, and in various shops throughout the theme parks, too. In case you find any of these face masks during your visit, my 5-year-old wears a size small, and my 8-year-old and 10-year-old both wear size medium. I wear a size large as well, in case that helps you with sizing. My children also like the lightweight feel of the kid’s face masks made by 32 Degrees, in case you want to search for those online before your trip.

    2022 promises to be a thrilling year at the Disneyland Resort, thanks to the return of some favorite nighttime spectaculars! Check out this Disney Parks Blog post with details on all the latest announcements. I’m most looking forward to the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade in Disneyland Park and World of Color in Disney California Adventure Park! I hope one or both of these experiences will be back by your visit in May!

    Wishing you an unforgettable visit to the Disneyland Resort, Julia! May all your Disney dreams come true!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Greetings from sunny California! I live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder (and now a Magic Key Passholder) for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids ages 5-10, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! Learn More About Kristin

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