Disneyland will no longer require fully vaccinated visitors to wear masks indoors or outdoors starting on Tuesday, said the Anaheim, Calif.-based theme park and resort, which has been engaged with a phased reopening since April 30.
The move comes in conjunction with the State of California’s eased COVID-19 regulations on June 15, in which all capacity limitations and physical distancing restrictions will be dropped for fully vaccinated individuals as the state reopens the economy.
Disneyland guests age 2 and up who are not fully vaccinated are still required to continue masking up indoors, except when they are eating. Visitors will not be required to provide proof that they are vaccinated, but are asked to self-attest that they have had their COVID-19 shots before entering the theme park. All guests, vaccinated or not, will be required to wear a mask on the bus transportation from the parking lot to the parks when the Toy Story parking lot reopens on June 18.
Disneyland is also nixing its on-site temperature checks and social distancing requirements, “so we will allow guests to self-determine distancing,” said the resort on its site. The theme park will continue to have visitors make reservations to enter, however. Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel will also reopen on June 15, at reduced capacity. The Disneyland Hotel reopens on July 2, also with capacity limitations.
The Walt Disney Company had to shutter the iconic theme park in mid-March of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. Walt Disney World reopened last July, while Disneyland remained closed for 13 months. The California park’s reopening also meant the return of around 10,000 theme park staffers who had been furloughed for over a year.