Disney CEO: Disney World Park Capacity Will Be Increasing

Bob Chapek - Disney CEO

It has recently been announced that Walt Disney World park capacity will be increasing based on the newest safety information released from the CDC. Near the end of 2020, Disney raised the park capacity to 35%. This was the last announcement Disney made in regards to park capacity until this week. 

Bob Chapek, Disney’s CEO, had this to say in a statement. 

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.

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

As you can see, Bob Chapek notes that they had already been raising park capacity. This may have occurred when the increase of park reservations came a few weeks ago that allowed for more Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park Pass reservations to become available. The park had been at capacity and then Disney was able to offer guests more reservations. 

Although there has not been a number placed on the percentage of this new park capacity, guests can expect to see it begin to increase. The new health and safety regulations are partially due to higher vaccination numbers. The guidelines from the CDC now state that it is realistic to return closer to normal, with no need to socially distance or wear a mask if a person is fully vaccinated. Disney is following the lead of these health authorities to provide guests with the best experience they can and offer more benefits as soon as they are able to. 

What are your thoughts on Walt Disney World park capacity increasing? Are you looking forward to getting the parks back to normal? Let us know in the comments below.

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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