Digital Masks

by | Dec 22, 2020

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Disney is putting a little less magic in their pictures.

After some backlash, Walt Disney World theme parks are rolling back a new feature that saw digital masks being put over people’s faces in ride pictures. When some theme parks opened back in July, they had strict rules in place, including wearing a face mask at all times. 

To enforce that rule, guests who were not wearing a mask did not receive their photo pass that showed them on all the rides. Guests didn’t like that, so as a compromise, they began placing masks over anyone not wearing them. 

The new enhancements were only available on certain rides and caused a delay in the photo process. It takes time to Photoshop. 

But guests didn’t like the candid editing. So, in a new statement, Disney says it is no longer adding the masks and continues to expect guests to wear face coverings except while eating or drinking. And, you can’t be walking around while enjoying your refreshments. 

It takes effort to keep the park gates open, the kind of effort you can’t digitally alter.

Brian Banmiller

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