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Disney Has Finally Removed COVID-19 Messaging From Most of Its Websites

As much as we would all love to leave the pandemic behind us, there are some ways that COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, especially when it comes to travel and experiencing events in large crowds.

At both the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort, COVID-19 guidelines were largely removed at the same time as state and the federal governments began lifting restrictions. As such, both of Disney’s domestic Resorts currently have no mask or vaccination requirements.

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The Parks and Resorts have certainly come a long way since the days of outdoor mask requirements and temperature checks when Disney World reopened in 2020, to optional mask-wearing and social distancing, to the present where all signs of COVID-19 have seemingly disappeared from the Disney experience.

The only place where Guests visiting Disneyland and Disney World would recently have come across COVID-19 guidance was on Disney’s official websites, which until this morning were holding onto the last remaining warning of the presence and effects of COVID-19 in public spaces.

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The warning, which was located at the top of the homepage of both Resorts’ websites, was once much longer with full details on masking, sanitizing stations, social distancing, capacity, and more. For most of this year it had largely been reduced to a couple of lines as a disclaimer that the virus could be a risk visiting a place with crowds. Now, it is buried in the website and not noticeable to Guests browsing or planning their next trip.

With COVID-19 officially off the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort websites, we decided to take a look at the international Parks as well. At Disneyland Paris, the company still recommends face masks, especially during crowded shows and while onboard transportation. And at Disney’s three Asian Resorts, Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Tokyo Disney Resort, COVID-19 warnings and recommendations on masking also remain based on the age of Guests and local guidance.

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Of course, Disney Cruise Line still has its own testing policies in place that vary by destination, so we recommend checking the “Know Before You Go” page of DisneyCruiseLine.com before you set sail on your next Disney Cruise.

With the removal of the COVID-19 warnings from Disney’s U.S. websites, we could say things have largely returned to “normal” on both coasts, but that is simply not true. COVID-19 recommendations may now be entirely removed, but lots of amenities and experiences are still missing.

At Walt Disney World, Disney Dining Plans, Annual Pass sales, package pickup, airline check-in, select restaurants, attractions, and more have still yet to return to normal following the pandemic, and it seems the Disney Park Pass Reservation System and restrictions on Park Hopping are here to stay. We will keep you updated as we learn of new developments here on Disney Tips.

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."