Masks play a critical role in keeping both guests and Cast Members safe.
Luckily, the Walt Disney World relaxation station concept are currently the only places inside the parks where guests can remove their face coverings other than when they are dining.
Inside this article you’ll learn about the why and where to find a Disney World Relaxation Station.
Florida’s epic humidity and heat make it difficult for visitors to spend the whole day in the parks.
Disney Theme Parks offer mask-free rest stations at Walt Disney World.
All Disney World theme parks, resorts, and Disney Springs require guests ages 2 and older to wear a mask.
Despite agreeing that wearing COVID masks is a good idea, they often feel as if they are warming your face throughout the day.
Wearing a mask is unbearable in the humidity and heat of Florida.
To ensure the safety of guests, temperature screenings are conducted before entering Disney Theme Parks and Disney Springs.
The extreme heat and wearing a mask require guests to take a break.
Disney has updated its mask policy to require guests to remove their masks when seated.
While walking, riding attractions, and watching shows, guests must wear masks covering their noses and mouths.
Retreat to restaurants to take your mask off
Dining inside the park is a great way to remove masks and cool down.
A quick service meal and a table service meal were both available during opening day.
With about 60% of tables blocked off for social distancing, it was extremely difficult to even find a table in some of the quick service options.
To cool off, we went inside quick service restaurants to get a free glass of water at a table.
There were fewer people at quick service restaurants when they weren’t crowded.
It was refreshing to take a break.
Table service restaurants in theme parks, however, provided a less crowded atmosphere.
It was a pleasure to sit in an uncrowded restaurant.
Having servers bring food, drinks, and utensils to the table makes table service even more enjoyable.
You can essentially cool off and remove your masks at any Walt Disney World Relaxation Station in between meals.
See the maps in Character Locator for a complete listing of relaxation stations in all Disney theme parks.
Relaxation stations are labeled in bright blue, and these maps are a convenient tool for finding both relaxation stations and detailed information about everything Disney has to offer.
The only places where guests can remove masks other than restaurants and outdoor seating areas are relaxation stations.
Guests have many options for relaxing and cooling off in the Disney World theme parks, indoors and outdoors.
At each entrance, cast members welcome guests and direct them where to sit.
In some places, chairs and/or tables have been removed, while in others, guests are simply told that the table is unavailable, or a sign is posted.
On our trip, we stopped at or walked past all relaxation station locations, and they were never crowded, so spending time at a relaxation station was not a problem.
What are the locations of Walt Disney World’s relaxation stations?
Disney has implemented several new safety and health measures during its reopening activities, including the wearing of face masks at the theme parks, Disney Springs, and common areas of resorts.
Several changes have been added to the Walt Disney World guide maps as part of the new theme park experience at Walt Disney World.
There are relaxation stations where guests can remove their face masks, some revised offerings, and more.
You’ll also see the standard COVID-19 warning that is present throughout the parks.
Can you only remove your mask at relaxation stations?
In addition to actively eating or drinking, guests can remove their masks only at relaxation stations, even if no one else is around.
The capacity of these areas will also be controlled by Cast Members stationed at the front, ensuring overcrowding will not occur.
There may be a time limit to how long guests can spend at the Relaxation Station
The park has three relaxation stations.
A Pirates Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas and Golden Oak Outpost are located next to this relaxation station in Frontierland between Adventureland and Adventureland.
Restaurant seating will be used as a relaxation station for the time being instead of remaining closed for the time being.
At Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant on the other side of the park, which is currently closed, a relaxation station is being utilized.
Don’t forget Pete’s Silly Sideshow in Storybook Circus, where character greetings used to happen prior to the closure.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Two relaxation stations are available at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
A Disney World Relaxation Station are located at the dining location Pizzafari, which is the closest to the entrance.
EPCOT offers three Relaxation Stations
The outdoor seating area near Test Track and Mission: SPACE has been converted into Future World.
A Disney World Relaxation Station can be found near the Yorkshire County Fish Shop is this one.
A Disney World Relaxation Station can be found at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.
Which is the last EPCOT location in Norway.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers two Relaxation Stations.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
A Disney World Relaxation Station can be found in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge next to Rise of the Resistance in Hollywood Studios.
Star Wars Launch Bay
Relaxation Stations are located both indoors and outdoors for Star Wars Launch Bay in the Animation Courtyard.