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Disney Stops Selling Masks as COVID Carries On

Face Masks at Disney
Children wearing masks. Credit: Disney

While we wish we could say this whole COVID pandemic is long gone, we are still very much in the midst of it as COVID and its variants carry on. Despite COVID’s endurance, interestingly enough, it looks like Disney has stopped selling face coverings.

face covering at Disney
Credit: Disney

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On a recent visit to Walt Disney World Resort, we had plans to purchase a few extra masks for the kids to use back home at school. We found it extremely difficult to find any face coverings that once filled the Disney stores around the property with their fun colors, patterns, and Disney character features. We left empty-handed.

There are still mask ATMs located in select areas on the Disney property, such as at the bus transportation stations. With masks required on all forms of Disney transportation, we notice that each Disney bus had a box of disposable masks for Guests that either forgot or lost their masks.

The mask shortage in-stores at the Parks was noticeable, but now we’re seeing a complete halt in mask sales online. Under “Parks Essentials” on shopDisney, the top of the list includes “Disney’s Cloth Face Masks” as shown in the screenshot below:

shopDisney Screenshot
shopDisney

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When clicking on the link, it takes shoppers to the “Disney Cloth Face Masks” page with a header, “Show you care with character & flair when you mask up your whole family with Disney, Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar cloth face masks for kids & adults.”

shopDisney Screenshot
shopDisney

But as you scroll down the page, you’ll spot no face coverings available and instead are greeted with a picture of Dug from Disney Pixar’s Up noted with, “Maybe It’s The Cone… But we’re unable to load any more products right now. Please try again later.”

shopDisney Screenshot
shopDisney

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Currently, Walt Disney World’s Face Coverings Policy includes the rule that face coverings are required indoors, including in all indoor attractions and indoor queues and in enclosed transportation. Masks are however optional in outdoor areas.

Take note of the full face covering policy which requires Guests (ages 2 and up) to wear a mask in all indoor locations, regardless of vaccination status. Disney also has standards of what they require in an acceptable mask including:

  • 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
  • Neck gaiters, open-chin, triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, mesh material, or holes of any kind are not acceptable face coverings.
Disney Springs Cast Member with Mask
Credit: Disney

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With the lack of mask sales at the Parks, be sure to purchase plenty BEFORE arriving for your Disney vacation. It looks like you’ll need to shop somewhere other than shopDisney however.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, and weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.

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