Boy and girl in front of It's a Small World
  • On Apr 15, 2021
    Amanda from NC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have an 8 & 5 yr old. Both autistic, during this pandemic they have been exempted from wearing masks due to their violent tantrums when worn. Would Disney be able to uphold this as well or should I wait another year or 2 to plan a trip?

    Hi, Amanda. Thank you for stopping in here at planDisney.

    I feel for you. As the mom of a young adult with special needs, I know that the challenges of pandemic life are multiplied and amplified for those of us who need to meet the unique needs of our children. Though you and I may be far apart in distance, I see and appreciate your efforts.

    As of now, the facial covering requirement remains in place at Walt Disney World. Masks are required for all people over the age of two; no exceptions are being made for those with extenuating circumstances. As you surmised, postponing your trip might be the best option right now if the mask requirement will impede upon your family's enjoyment. Though that may not be the news you were hoping for, I can assure you that some things are worth waiting for.

    I do hope that conditions improve soon so that we can discontinue the use of masks. Do you follow the Disney Parks Blog? It’s a great resource for staying up to date on the latest news out of Walt Disney World. I recommend keeping an eye on that as well as the Walt Disney World homepage for timely information about health and safety measures.

    I hope that helps, Amanda.
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Given your inclination to plan a magical trip, I can already tell we have a lot in common. I'm Darcie, and my friends would be the first to tell you that Disney trip planning (especially dining!) is my love language. Of course, the vacations my family enjoys today look much different than they did when our kids were little, but while some of our favorite activities have evolved, Disney destinations still top our travel wish lists. Let's work together to plan a downright dreamy vacation for your family! Learn More About Darcie

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