Eh. Perhaps. They've always wanted California and Florida to be in sync on their policies and I really think that was the driving force. With literally every place in the country heading toward dropping masks, I just don't think the PR issue matters any more. Yes, there will always be someone who disagrees with any decision Disney makes vis a vis Covid precautions, but public opinion has clearly shifted rather dramatically in the "no masks" direction.They know it is bad PR for some and purposely held back WDW to avoid being in the headlines for WDW and then Disneyland. WDW wanted this last Friday.
Obviously, they weren’t waiting for Russia nonsense.