A Florida man caused quite a stir at Disney World last week over the theme park’s face mask policy, highlighting once again the widespread danger that can come when confronting those upset over face coverings.
- A Florida man visited Epcot at Walt Disney World on Aug. 14 with his wife and children, according to WKMG.
- Security guards told the family they needed to wear different masks since theirs did not comply with the Disney standard.
- The family left. They came back 10 minutes later. One of the children still didn’t have the right mask, WKMG reports.
- The Florida man allegedly became angry. He cursed and said, “Call the police, they will have to shoot me to leave.”
- Security began to call for a supervisor when the man allegedly smacked the guard, WKMG.
- The man and his family went back to the parking lot. He was later arrested on a battery charge.
Disney does have a strict policy for its face masks. Back in July, Disney Parks released new guidelines ahead of the park’s reopening on July 11, as I wrote for Deseret.com. Specifically, guests must wear face masks that cover the nose and mouth with loops and ties that go around the ears.
- The masks should “cover an individual’s nose and mouth and allow the guest to remain hands-free” and “fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face.”
- The masks should be “made of breathable material, either disposable or reusable.”
- Disney said: “Costume masks are not considered appropriate and are prohibited from being worn, in alignment with our existing rules.”