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.
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.