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.
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.
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