Another level of Walt Disney World’s pandemic-inspired face mask policy appears to continue its retreat.
We have just learned that face coverings are now optional on the Disney Skyliner.
This news was first brought to our attention by reporter Scott Gustin, who shared a screenshot of the Disney World webpage, saying:
“New: Masks are now optional on the Disney Skyliner for fully vaccinated guests.”
Check it out:
NEW: Masks are now optional on the Disney Skyliner for fully vaccinated guests. pic.twitter.com/y6SvF5BSqB
— Scott Gustin (@ScottGustin) March 15, 2022
Upon our own further investigation, we can confirm the update on Walt Disney World’s website.
This news follows the decision made by The Walt Disney World Resort as well as the Disneyland Resort in California, and the Disneyland Paris Resort to end its mask mandates in all indoor locations and outdoor areas save for modes of enclosed Disney transportation like the Walt Disney World Monorail System and bus transportation.
It should be noted that while the Disney transportation update says only fully vaccinated Guests are privy to this restriction rollback, the same stipulation applies for every mask requirement in every other indoor and outdoor area. However, the Walt Disney World Resort is not–and arguably cannot–taking measures to require Guests to comply with a vaccine status check.
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should be aware that are still required for Monorail and Bus transportation regardless of vaccination status. The Disney Skyliner is the first mode of enclosed public transportation to relieve its mask mandate.
More on the Disney Skyliner
While not exactly a highway in the sky, the Disney Skyliner is an alternative form of Disney World transportation that gives Guests a gondola ride between Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT while also connecting several Resort hotels like Disney’s Art of Animation and Disney’s Riviera Resort to either Theme Park.
Disney World describes the Skyliner on its website as the following:
An Innovative Twist on Flight
Discover Disney Skyliner, an incredible way to travel around Walt Disney World Resort!
Glide across the sky and add an extra dash of pixie dust to your day. This grand, state-of-the-art gondola system conveniently connects Disney’s Hollywood Studios and International Gateway at Epcot to the following Resort hotels: Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort and Disney’s Riviera Resort.
Guests will be able to enjoy easy access to Disney’s BoardWalk entertainment district and a fun way to travel between International Gateway at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Plus, the Disney Skyliner provides a relaxing trip to dining locations across Disney Resort hotels—including Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort and Disney’s BoardWalk Inn.
We at Disney Fanatic will continue to keep an eye on Disney World as pandemic-era restrictions continue to fade away, and we will update our readers as new developments come to light.