Disney Hotel Occupancy Rates Dropping Fast as Guests Cancel Walt Disney World Vacations Due to Florida COVID-19 Cases
Just a few days ago, Disney CEO Bob Chapek stated the following about the impact of the Delta variant on their theme park business:
“In terms of the Delta variant, we see strong demand for our parks continuing.”
Disney CEO Bob Chapek
Despite this claim, Walt Disney World is seeing a definite impact from cancellations and unwillingness to travel by tourists as the summer winds down.
According to internal sources, hotel occupancy on Disney property was expected to be at 93% this upcoming weekend. It is now expected to be at just 65%. Overall, they are seeing occupancy drop about 10% week over week.
Similar numbers are being reported by non-Disney hotels in the area as well, at least those we spoke to.