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Masks and Social Distancing Go Away in WDW

When Masks and Social Distancing will go away in USA?

  • Summer 2021

    Votes: 34 9.1%
  • Fall/Winter 2021

    Votes: 106 28.3%
  • 2022

    Votes: 208 55.5%
  • 2023

    Votes: 16 4.3%
  • 2025

    Votes: 4 1.1%
  • 2024

    Votes: 7 1.9%

  • Total voters
    375

Figgy1

Premium Member
My dad contracted COVID in January. He's still in ICU, over two months later. So yes, people are certainly right to behave cautiously, even a year into the pandemic. Life is indeed worth living, which is precisely why we need to fight the virus rather than pretend it's no big deal.
Sending lots of socially distanced {HUGS}} I hope he gets moved to a regular room soon
 

mdktf

Well-Known Member
It would make enforcement far to difficult because people are to often moving back and forth between indoors and outdoors, not to mention the "grey" areas, like areas that have a roof but no walls, is that outside or inside?
Like I said, common sense. Get the mask off outside
 

Phil12

Well-Known Member
It was between 200,000-575,000 actually. 80% were 65 and under. So it wasn't like the flu or Covid where the elderly with underlining conditions got it. Hey, people are obsessed with testing and cases, so if that is the case Covid is not near even the annual flu. Whatever you think, it is time to move on with life, these lockdowns and restrictions have done so much damage worldwide in so many ways. The best way is to live your life normal. The best medicine is sunshine, outdoors, vitamin D, good diet, exercise, etc.
The best medicine is to follow Covid-19 precautionary guidelines and not to spread misinformation and deny science.
 

cmwade77

Well-Known Member
I am actually saying the opposite, the common sense approach is to enforce them everywhere in the parks, or not at all.
Common sense says nowhere at all, but if that fails, only indoors and only when you can't keep more than 3 feet between your group and others. If 3 feet is good enough for schools and according to the CDC it is, it is good enough everywhere now.
 

cmwade77

Well-Known Member
Do you know if there's a map online that shows where the mask relief areas are located? If not, can you report what you observed as to how many there are and where they're located? If not, I can ask elsewhere. Thanks.
They are shown in the Disney World app.

Each park has one outdoor and one indoor one.

Magic Kingdom - Pete's silly sideshow and near Tomorrowland Terrace

Hollywood Studios - Star Wars Launch Bay & Indiana Stunt Show

Animal Kingdom - Pizafari & don't remember

I can't remember for EPCOT
 

plawren2

Active Member
I think there are a lot of people still weary of flying.

I live in the Outer Banks, an area that is a very popular summer (beach) vacation spot on the East coast... And this week we are having crowds the size of summer visiting. It's not usually this busy with renters this time of year. We have about 500+ people living here year round, most of us just got our first shot last month.

Because our destination is drive-able for so many, (we're also close to a national airport and a private airports), our crowds this past summer were the biggest in years. Rental companies were seeing 95% of their bookings filled thru August/ September. Thanksgiving and New Years came and brought the large crowds back for those weeks. And this week and last we see it again. Summer rentals for this year are already booked up.
There may be a lot of people still weary of flying, yet in recent weeks total daily passengers on US domestic flights have returned to pre-pandemic levels
 

plawren2

Active Member
Many states are already stopping, even where mandates are still in place, many people are already refusing.

I really can't.imagine mandatory masks being in place past summer of this year.
pretty sure as a private business WDW can set whatever mask policy they would like regardless of recommendations from state of Florida to no longer require them
 

uncle jimmy

Premium Member
I linked the actual numbers for you to see. I'm not saying people aren't flying, but they certainly aren't as you said, pre- pandemic levels
There may be a lot of people still weary of flying, yet in recent weeks total daily passengers on US domestic flights have returned to pre-pandemic levels
The article you linked said
"According to The Associated Press, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than one million people at airports across the United States on Sunday, marking the 18th straight day of reaching the milestone. While Sunday’s total number of screened passengers was still down 37 compared to 2019, TSA officials told The AP the milestone is “easily the most prolonged travel rebound during the pandemic.”
 

plawren2

Active Member
I linked the actual numbers for you to see. I'm not saying people aren't flying, but they certainly aren't as you said, pre- pandemic levels

The article you linked said
"According to The Associated Press, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screened more than one million people at airports across the United States on Sunday, marking the 18th straight day of reaching the milestone. While Sunday’s total number of screened passengers was still down 37 compared to 2019, TSA officials told The AP the milestone is “easily the most prolonged travel rebound during the pandemic.”
its on the increase.thats the point
 

AugieMorosco

Active Member
For those of you being ok wearing masks...ever done it in Florida, in the humid summer, when you can’t remove it unless you’re sitting down eating somewhere? It’s not as easy as wearing it indoors or when you are able to remove it more often
Yes. In July 2021 at WDW right after the parks reopened. If we throw out the politics of it, I think it's really about a comfortable mask that fits you well. My favorite masks I can wear all day with minimal discomfort, and most of the time I don't even notice it's on. Not much different than wearing sunglasses or a hat. Some other masks I have I can't wear for more than 10 minutes without feeling like I need to take it off. I certainly could not do a day at WDW in one of those.
 

kinglsyyy

New Member
I live in Tampa FL. We were one of the familes back in the parks oppening day after the shut down.
We go all the time, WDW, UO, etc.... Masks in the Florida summer are difficult. When you start sweating behind those masks it gets rough.
I am also in shape and run 4 miles every other day, and lift weights on the non run days, so its not like i am out of shape.

We will be only doing water parks and the beach staring around June.
 

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