Disney World to stop photoshopping masks onto riders after criticism

Disney World will stop editing fake face masks onto photos where guests are not wearing one onboard its rides.

The Florida theme park was called out for adding an oversized face covering onto a guest in an action shot bought by a fellow rider, earlier this month.

Face masks are mandatory at Disney's attractions and photos were initially denied to customers snapped not wearing one, according to reports.

But a shot of six people on the DINOSAUR attraction in Animal Kingdom, including one without a mask, had been edited to hide the rule-break.

Disney told WDW Today on Tuesday: "In response to guest requests, we tested modifying some ride photos.

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"We are no longer doing this and continue to expect guests to wear face coverings except when actively eating or drinking while stationary."

Since reopening in July following Covid-forced closures across the US, Disney has stated on its website that 'face coverings are required for all Guests (ages 2 and up) and Cast Members'.

They add: "You may remove your face covering while actively eating or drinking, but you should be stationary and maintain appropriate physical distancing."

Theme park fan, Tony Townsend shared his ride snap on Facebook page, Disney World Junkies.

He wrote on Sunday: "Got all of our photo pass photos from yesterday except Dinosaur.

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"Just finally got it and you can see Disney has already started digitally adding masks so everyone can still get their photos.

"The woman behind us apparently wasn't wearing hers."

The parks had said guests who were in ride pictures where others were not in masks would not see or receive the image, The Orlando Sentinel reports.

Some Disney fans liked the photoshop idea, with one tweeting: "Brilliant idea. So the other passengers in the ride vehicle that are actually following the rules aren’t penalized for the actions of some."

But another wrote: "They should just kick the person out for breaking the rules."

Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin at the Magic Kingdom was also said to be digitally altering masks into photos, WDW News Today reports, before the update.

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