No valves: Disney World modifies its face mask policy -- again

Theme parks not allowing guests to wear face coverings containing valves

ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World has once again modified which types of face coverings will be allowed as guests with reservations enter the theme parks.

On Monday, the company said facial coverings with valves or holes will not be permitted.

According to the Disney website, “At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.”

The new mask modification comes more than two weeks after Disney added neck gaiters and open-chin triangle bandanas to the list.

All the Walt Disney World parks reopened to guests on July 17 after a months long closure due to the pandemic.

All four of Walt Disney World’s theme parks are officially open to guests looking to soak up some magic and fun during the pandemic.
All four of Walt Disney World’s theme parks are officially open to guests looking to soak up some magic and fun during the pandemic.

Last week, Disney officials cracked down on eating and drinking in the theme parks, saying guests must stay in one place while eating and maintain appropriate physical distancing.

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Landon joined News 6 in 2017. He grew up in Southern Illinois and graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelors degree in TV and digital media. When he is not at work you can catch him at one of Orlando's theme parks or the beach. Before working at News 6 he worked for stations in Miami and Fort Myers.