Since their phased reopening began, Walt Disney World has been adapting and modifying policies and closing loopholes as necessary. it has been noticed in the parks that when guests had a drink or snack in their hand they weren’t being asked to continue wearing their face covering but Disney has caught on to this and the policy has changed.
Now on the Walt Disney world website under “Face Coverings” guests are informed:
Face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.
All face coverings (whether disposable or reusable) must:
- Be made with at least two layers of breathable material
- Fully cover the nose and mouth and secure under the chin
- Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
- Be secured with ties or ear loops and allow the Guest to remain hands-free
- At this time, based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters and open-chin triangle bandanas are not acceptable face coverings.
- Costume masks are also not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with existing rules
- The use of face coverings is not a substitute for physical distancing.
This will alter the snacking and drinking at all parks and at Disney Springs where usually you see many guests walking around with their masks down as they are eating or drinking now they will have to find somewhere to stay stationary or sit down to enjoy their drink or snack