Disney World’s mask rules have been like they are everywhere else: frequently changing.

Off of the heels of the Federal Mask Mandate being struck down in the United States, Disney World just made a big update to their mask rules, making them optional for all guests. However, Disney still recommends masks for certain guests who are over 2 and older. In this article, I’m going to spell out WDW’s most up-to-date mask rules.

Update 4/19/2022: Disney World has updated their mask rules to make masks optional for all guests in all situations, effective immediately.

Do I need to wear a mask at Disney World indoors?

Face masks are optional while indoors for all guests.

If you are unvaccinated, Disney World says they recommend you to wear a mask while indoors, in line, and in restaurants.

Do I need to wear a mask at Disney World outdoors?

No. Face masks are optional for all guests outdoors.

Do I need to wear a mask at Disney World while on transportation?Disney Skyliner over Hollywood Studios

Face masks are no longer required for all guests while riding on transportation, including the Skyliner, the monorail, the parking trams, or on the Disney World bus line.

This rule was changed on April 19, 2022. Previously, all guests had to wear masks on enclosed transportation including the bus and monorail.

Do I need to wear a mask at Disney World if I’m vaccinated?

For fully-vaccinated guests, face masks are optional everywhere.

Do I need to wear a mask at Disney World if I’m unvaccinated?

Disney World says that they recommend unvaccinated guests to wear masks while indoors, in line, in restaurants, or on public transportation. This is only enforced through the honor system.

Do kids need to wear masks at Disney World?

Unless they are under the age of 2, the same face mask rules as above apply. The CDC does not recommend children under 2 to ever wear a face mask. Children ages 2 and older must follow the same face mask rules as adults.

Does Disney World check vaccination status?

No. The mask rules are enforced by the honor system.

What kind of mask do I need to wear at Disney World?

As of 4-19-2022, masks are no longer required anywhere at Disney World. Here are Disney’s previous mask rules:

Disney states that face masks must

  • Be made with at least 2 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

Here are a few examples of face coverings that are not allowed: neck gaiters, open chin triangle bandanas, face coverings containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind. Costume masks also do not count.

I have a few face mask recommendations:

Disney World Face Mask

Recommended Item: Official Disney Masks – 
While wearing a face mask isn’t fun, at least you can wear a fun design while visiting WDW. Disney has a ton of great designs that feature your favorite characters, from Black Panther to Baby Yoda. I’ve found that these run a bit small, so I would order a size larger than you think you need.

Recommended Item:
KN95 Mask (Amazon) – If you’re looking for the most protection, I recommend getting a KN95 mask. This is ideal for when you need to be indoors for extended periods of time.

When will the mask rules go away at Disney World?

The face mask rules have completely gone away on April 19, 2022. It is unclear if they will ever return.

TLDR: What are the Disney World mask rules?

For all guests, masks are optional everywhere, including indoors, on rides, and on transportation.

For unvaccinated guests, masks are optional, but Disney still recommends wearing a mask while indoors or on transportation.

Guests under 2 should not wear masks anywhere, per CDC recommendations.

Image copyright Disney.