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CEO: Disney World May Soon Lift Mask Mandate, Theme Park Capacity Will ‘Immediately’ Increase

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - OCTOBER 01: Walt Disney World Resort marked its 45th anniversary on October 1, 2016 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Jacqueline Nell/Disneyland Resort via Getty Images)

You will soon be able to ditch your mask at Disney World.

Disney CEO Bob Chapek said the CDC’s announcement on Thursday that fully vaccinated people do not have to wear face masks indoors is “very big news for us.”

He hinted its parks’ mask mandates could be lifted by summer and they will “immediately” increase capacity.

Disney theme parks currently require guests to wear face coverings at all times – including when outdoors – except for when they are eating, drinking, or taking an outdoor photo.

Any changes to mask rules would likely only be at Walt Disney World in Florida, as Disneyland in California is still limited by the state’s mask order.

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