Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently shared some big news about the company’s plans for the future.
In a recent interview with CNBC, Chapek revealed that the company plans to prioritize Disney+ as the focus of the entertainment division in the future. He also announced that the company will be hosting a virtual Investor Day later this year.
While the interview mainly centered around Disney’s plans for the future of the streaming service, Chapek also shared a glimpse into the theme park capacity. Chapek was asked, “You have been operating in Florida, can you tell us what capacity you have been operating in Florida and what capacity you would want to operate at in Disneyland in California?”
Chapek responded by noting that Disney is “limited by the six foot social distancing guideline of the CDC and that’s what essentially translates to about a 25% park capacity. So every day that is about where we are at, 25% capacity. And that won’t change until the CDC guidelines change”
We’ve been keeping a close eye on the crowds in the parks, as we’ve recently several spots within Disney World reach capacity.
But, despite the seemingly heavier crowds, this comment from Chapek indicates that the parks are continuing to operate at a significantly reduced capacity.