Today’s announcement by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis of the suspension of all local emergency orders had many wondering if the Orlando-area parks would change their policies. DeSantis’s actions invalidated the Orange County mask mandate.
Now, Disney has released a push notification on the MyDisneyExperience mobile app that they will not be changing any COVID-19 safety measures at this time. Masks will still be required at Walt Disney World Resort. They are also encouraging guests to get vaccinated.
With the loosening of restrictions state-wide, it makes sense that Disney will have to remind guests, especially those from Florida, that rules will be different on their property from the rest of the state. That being said, the notification in the app should not be taken as an official statement that the company isn’t discussing if and/or when they will ease mask requirements. Our guess is that it will be quite some time until they do though.
At this time, Universal Orlando Resort has not addressed Governor DeSantis’s changes in any way.
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