Walt Disney World is Increasing Capacity

    During an investor call this afternoon, Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced that Walt Disney World has begun to raise capacity. Previously, the parks were operating at a 35% capacity, but Chapek failed to provide an exact figure on what Disney World’s new capacity limit is. Chapek said that new guidance from the state of Florida and CDC are informing their decisions.

    In terms of the parks, and when we’re going to sort of be able to raise our capacity limits, we’ve actually already started that, given the guidance that just came today, from the CDC, and earlier guidance that we got from the governor of Florida, we’ve already started to increase our capacities.

    Obviously today’s guidance that we got from the CDC in terms of those that were vaccinated do not necessarily need to wear masks anymore, both outdoors and indoors, is very big news for us, particularly if anybody’s been in Florida in the middle of the summer with a mask on. That could be quite daunting.

    So we think that’s going to make for an even more pleasant experience and we believe that as we’re now bringing back a lot of people back to work, that it’s going to be an even bigger catalyst for growth in attendance, and we’ve been quite pleased to date.

    So I think you’re going to see an immediate increase in the number of folks that were able to admit into our parks through our reservation systems that we recently implemented. So we’re very, very excited about that.
    Bob Chapek, Disney CEO

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    1. There will be no way to tell who of the unmasked are actually fully vaccinated. A crowded theme park full of unmasked cheaters seems like a fine way to continue spreading Covid.

    2. If they are going to keep increasing capacity which I am all for, they must change their restrictive 60 day window for dining reservations, open more restaurants, open more shows and give us fast pass back. Plus let us remove our masks at least outdoors!

    3. If you are increasing capacity then you better bring back fast passes! Or you’ll never get to experience all the rides/attractions.

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