(CNN) — Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Friday said it has put on hold implementation of a mandatory vaccine requirement for its hourly and management employees.
The move comes after the courts ruled last week that the vaccinations violated state law and were unenforceable.
“While we continue to review all avenues of challenge, our first priority remains preserving the health and safety of our guests and team members,” the company said in a statement.
Disney claims that the new rule would be beneficial to the health of its workers.
“The Disneyland Resort is committed to fostering a work environment that supports health and wellness and that is free of infectious diseases,” the company said.
The company added that many Disney employees already receive mandatory vaccinations, and those working at resorts in Florida are already required to be vaccinated.
However, Florida’s incoming governor Rick Scott has indicated that he would be pushing for a bill to repeal the mandatory vaccines bill that passed in the state Senate in February.
Last week a judge overturned the requirement under Florida’s state vaccine laws and ordered the state to stop enforcing it.
Appearing on CNN on Friday, Thomas Lake, a Florida-based attorney, said Disney’s move to pull the plug on the mandate does not mean the issue has been dismissed.
The court case to make Disney’s ban illegal is one that Lake believes is not just happening in Florida but around the nation.
“Disney probably learned a lesson about what happens when you ignore the courts,” Lake said.
Though Disney did not comment on how the ban will be revised, Lake said the company may need to find a different way to provide the vaccines at Disney World.