ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) – The Walt Disney World Resort is set to loosen restrictions on its mask policy.

Beginning Thursday, April 8th, guests will be able to temporarily remove their masks to take outdoor photos in the parks. Disney said they must remain in one place and social distance.

READ MORE: Shooting Investigation at Miami Gardens Gas Station

The change tweaks a requirement that all workers and visitors age 2 and up wear masks except when they are actively eating or drinking, provided they are socially distanced and not moving about. The mask mandate includes those who already have been vaccinated.

READ MORE: Passing Asteroid Lights Up South Florida Sky

Workers and visitors have been required to wear masks, get temperature checks upon arriving and follow social distancing markers while in line ever since the Florida theme park resort reopened last summer after closing for more than two months because of the pandemic.

MORE NEWS: Woman Fatally Shot By Police Serving Eviction At Brickell Building Identified As 40-Year-Old Stephanie Voikin

(© Copyright 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

CBSMiami.com Team