Update 2/18/2022: Disneyland has updated their mask rules to make masks optional for fully-vaccinated guests.

Since reopening in 2021, Disneyland’s mask rules have been like they are everywhere else: frequently changing. In this article, I’m going to spell out Disneyland’s most up-to-date mask rules: who needs to wear a mask, when you can take your mask off, what kind of masks are allowed, and more. This way you can be prepared for your next trip to the Happiest Place on Earth.

Do I need to wear a mask at Disneyland indoors?

If you are fully vaccinated, face masks are optional while indoors.

If you are unvaccinated, Disneyland says they expect you to wear a mask while indoors, in line, and in restaurants. You do not have to wear a mask if you are actively eating or drinking and stationary.

Do I need to wear a mask at Disneyland outdoors?

No. Face masks are optional for all guests outdoors.

Do I need to wear a mask at Disneyland while on transportation?

Face masks are required for all guests while riding in enclosed transportation. That includes the monorail and the buses from the parking lot. The parking trams are open air, so they do not require face masks.

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

Only when on enclosed transportation. For fully-vaccinated guests, face masks are optional everywhere else.

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

Disneyland says that masks are required indoors, in line, and in restaurants for unvaccinated guests. Masks are also required for all guests on enclosed transportation.

Do kids need to wear masks at Disneyland?

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 Disneyland check vaccination status?

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

What kind of mask do I need to wear in Disneyland?

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:

Recommended Item: Official Disney Masks – 
While wearing a face mask isn’t fun, at least you can wear a fun design while visiting Disneyland. 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 Disneyland?

It’s unclear at this time. Since Disneyland does not check vaccination status, the most recent mask change essentially makes masks optional for all guests, except for on enclosed transportation. As with everything, the rules are dependent on the state of the pandemic and local guidelines. If cases continue to go down, the mask rules might become even laxer. If another variant comes around and cases spike again, the mask rules might get stricter. It’s really anyone’s guess.

TLDR: What are the Disneyland mask rules?

For vaccinated guests, masks are only required on enclosed transportation. They are optional everywhere else.

For unvaccinated guests, masks are required indoors, in line, and in restaurants, except while actively eating and drinking. Masks are also required on enclosed transportation.

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

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