Disneyland is ditching mask requirements for fully vaccinated guests on Tuesday and will rely on customers to 'self-determine distancing' at the California park

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  • Disneyland is dropping its mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests both indoors and outdoors.

  • The park will also stop requiring temperature checks as it begins welcoming out-of-state visitors.

  • The updated guidelines say it is up to guests to "self-determine distancing."

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Disneyland is dropping its mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests, according to newly updated guidelines published Monday.

The park says fully vaccinated visitors no longer need to wear face coverings both indoors and outdoors as of Tuesday at its theme park in Anaheim, California. Visitors ages 2 and up who aren't fully vaccinated will still need to wear masks indoors, except when they're eating.

Regardless of whether or not they're vaccinated, all guests ages 2 and up will need to wear face coverings while taking bus transportation from the Toy Story parking lot to the parks once the lot reopens on Friday.

Disney's new guidelines also mean it will be up to park-goers to "self-determine distancing" after California lifts its physical distancing rules on Tuesday. Disneyland also will stop requiring on-site temperature checks on Tuesday, which is the same day it will start welcoming out-of-state guests.

Disneyland says guests won't be required to proof of vaccination. Instead, an honor system will be in place in which "vaccinated guests will self-attest that they are in compliance prior to entry," according to the updated guidelines. Reservations will still be required to gain entry to the parks. While booking their tickets, all guests will need to attest that they're aware of California's recommendation that people be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 before entering the parks.

"As more people are vaccinated and the nation is turning the corner on this pandemic, we are encouraged that COVID-19 health and safety guidelines set forth by the CDC and state and local officials are being adjusted and eased," Disneyland said in its update.

The resort shut down in March 2020 due to COVID-19. Disney announced the layoffs of roughly 30,000 workers late last year as the coronavirus continued to tank park revenue. The park reopened for the first time in more than a year on April 30 of this year.

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