Disney World Fixes Mask Loophole And Bans Eating And Drinking While Walking

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The re-opening of Disney World saw too many people not wearing face masks in the park. One of the reasons was that people were eating and drinking on the go from attraction to attraction.

Disney put a stop to that by putting a new rule in effect over the weekend.

Visitors have been asked to not walk and drink or eat. The rule says, "Face coverings are required for all guests (ages 2 and up) and cast members. Please bring your own face coverings and wear them at all times, except when dining or swimming. You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing.”

The reaction from fans has been divided. Some agree, while others believe the amusement park should just be shutdown.

I can definitely see the risk in people using their beverages or snacks as an excuse not to wear a mask for a long period of time, but overall, I didn't see many people doing that in the parks," said Julie Tremaine, a travel writer who visited the Magic Kingdom and Epcot on their opening days.

Tremain pointed out that on opening day, attendance at Epcot was sparse.

"I can imagine it would be much more problematic on busier days. Many of the sit-down restaurants are closed right now, and Epcot is relying on the kiosks from the Food & Wine Festival to feed people."

Disney parks in Florida have received scrutiny for re-opening as coronavirus cases reached record highs in the state.

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