It's a big week for Orlando. Walt Disney World is opening Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom on Saturday, July 11th. EPCOT and Hollywood Studios will follow on the 15th, with a modified International Food & Wine Fest beginning immediately when EPCOT opens.
As you can imagine, there are plenty of new rules and guidelines in place at the parks in an attempt to protect against Coronavirus, and castmembers have been testing out the new rules all week.
This is where my specific complaint comes in. Hi, I'm Matt Malone and I'm a large boy. If you've ever seen me in person, you know that. Try as I might, having ordered about 4 different kinds, I can not find any kind of 'mask' that is made for people like me. They cover my nose, or they cover my mouth, but never both. Maybe they do cover both, as long as I don't open my mouth... because they immediately snap off my chin.
That's why I've been wearing a facewrap, or... "neck gaiter", everywhere I go. Am I doing my part to stop the spread of Coronavirus? Am I going to a rave? Maybe both! But most importantly, it covers everything with no issue. So this new rule at Disney doesn't exactly work out for me.
But it's worth noting, as a 6'8" human being, I am an absolute abomination of nature. Only about 1% of men in the United States are over 6'4", so in my range... it's less than half-of-a-half-of-a-percent, surely. I can't even fit on most of the rides at Disney World because it's downright unreasonable to expect someone like them to make those kind of adjustments for the 50 people in the world that have this complaint.