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Disney World will stop rides and shows if someone takes off their mask

A new report reveals what Disney World will do if someone takes off their mask

In this March 16, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the parking lot at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is closed in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida.
In this March 16, 2020, file photo, the entrance to the parking lot at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is closed in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Squeezed by limits on attendance at its theme parks and other restrictions due to the pandemic, The Walt Disney Co. said Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, it planned to lay off 28,000 workers in its parks division in California and Florida.
John Raoux, Associated Press

Walt Disney World is taking its face mask policy seriously — and it could impact how your experience goes.

What’s happening:

A reporter for InsideTheMagic — a Disney Parks news and rumors blog — recently attended Magic Kingdom.

During the Carousel of Progress in Tomorrowland ride, a guest appeared to take off their mask. It was dark so the reporter didn’t notice. But the entire ride stopped.

A cast member came into the room and “alerted all of us that someone had taken their mask off and the show would not continue until they put it back on. Almost immediately were we transported back to the hustle and bustle of the 1900s,” the reporter explained.

Is this real?

A reporter for CinemaBlend confirmed the park has implied before it will halt entire rides if people take off their masks.

Disney World’s full mask policy

Here’s what Walt Disney World has for a face mask policy at its resort:

  • “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.”