A disability-discrimination complaint against Walt Disney World has been revived by a Florida appeals court, according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel. The complaint was filed by a man that alleged that Disney World discriminated against him by requiring all guests to wear a face mask at the theme parks. A disability was not disclosed.
The man said he was planning a fall 2021 visit to Walt Disney World, but was unable to visit because of Disney’s face mask mandates. Initially, the case was dismissed because the man never visited the theme parks, but an appeals court said that he didn’t have to visit.
At the time of his planned visit, Disney World had a requirement that all guests and Cast Members wear a face mask while indoors. There was no requirement for a face mask to be worn outdoors at the time of the planned visit, which was said to be September or early October 2021.
Disney World briefly dropped the indoor mask mandate in the summer of 2021, but reimplemented it in July 2021 following a surge in COVID-19 cases.
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