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Bob Chapek States Walt Disney World Theme Parks Remain at 25% Capacity; Attendance Will Remain Capped Until CDC Guidelines Change

In an interview with CNBC earlier this afternoon, Disney CEO Bob Chapek stated that the Walt Disney World theme parks were still capped at 25% capacity and will remain at that level until CDC guidelines change.

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Say what you will, but we’ve seen crowds mirroring our pre-COVID park days in the past few weeks, and while 25% capacity seems low, it definitely feels far more crowded than that. Of course, with social distancing, it’s normal for lines to wind far beyond their currently established queues. Governor Newsom announced earlier today that he’s dispatching teams to Walt Disney World soon to research the efficacy of current COVID-19 guidelines at the park. With Disneyland Resort still awaiting reopening approval, it would behoove them to keep capacity low to avoid unsafe mass gatherings of people.

Florida entered a full “Phase 3” reopening late last month, however face mask guidelines and social distancing protocols remain in place across Walt Disney World parks and resorts, with Disney Park Pass reservations required to enter each park.

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Frank W
Frank W
1 year ago

Until they change ride capacity, increasing guest capacity is pointless. It will be a while until things get back to normal.

Anon
Anon
1 year ago

This is a blatant lie that would be 1000% obvious to anyone who entered the park today

RebeccaMcK
RebeccaMcK
1 year ago

Good!

Sarah McClellan
Sarah McClellan
1 year ago

25% capacity can literally mean anything. 25% of average attendance or 25% of maximum capacity. I don’t like Chapek’s grin. It gives me the heebie geebies.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
1 year ago

I have a hard time believing they aren’t increasing capacity, and I’m sure we’ll never actually know. Compared to when it was “at capacity” in July versus “at capacity” now, is an extremely different experience. We were at HS on an “at capacity” day in July and it was NOTHING like the “at capacity” day we went in September. It was basically a normal pre-covid park day in September.

Last edited 1 year ago by Elizabeth
Doug
Doug
1 year ago

Now that things are phase 3, can they go back to doing fast passes as long as people still wear masks in lines and indoors? Get fireworks and characters back. Wear masks outside if you want, but take it off if you want too. Like i said, in lines and indoors, but up to individuals anywhere else.

p m
p m
1 year ago
Reply to  Doug

What temporary financial boost that could be found, the inevitable outbreak would be financially tolling on the public reputation of Disney for far longer, as a safe place for families. Even if no outbreak occurs, a lack of priority on safety is not within their values.

Shawn M
Shawn M
1 year ago
Reply to  Doug

Because the people who will not wear a mask outside will auto-magically put the mask on the second they enter an inside queue

dawn L vasquez
dawn L vasquez
1 year ago
Reply to  Doug

agreed! this is lunacy

Price Naveen
Price Naveen
1 year ago
Reply to  Doug

Sounds reasonable to most people with a brain.

Mickey
Mickey
1 year ago
Reply to  Doug

The mask is meant to protect others from your possible infection. Therefore it shouldn’t be “up to individuals” to take them off. Idiot.

Prince Naveen
Prince Naveen
1 year ago
Reply to  Mickey

It’s not up to me to protect you. It’s up to YOU to protect yourself. That’s how a common sense society works. Also, calling people idiots doesn’t win over others.

Wendy Mealing
Wendy Mealing
1 year ago

🤡

dawn L vasquez
dawn L vasquez
1 year ago

BOOOO Bob! How many things must the CDC overturn until you open up more? The Governor has given you the go ahead. THE Democratic Mayor of Orange country gave you the thumbs up…. the WHO just released a statement on 10/12 saying closing down is not the best answer! Why are you insisting on 25% capacity hurting not only thousands of CM but thousands more in surrounding areas? Disney is a disappointment. For those who feel fearful nd are not ready they should stay home and make their own personal decisions, as we are a free country. Everyone should write… Read more »

Kim
Kim
1 year ago

Ya because i would like to be able to by an annual pass, to b able to get into the parks..as a florida resident..