During today’s Earnings Call, we learned that the parks have currently remained at 35% capacity. But, what will it take for capacity to increase again? Here’s what Disney’s CEO had to say today.
During the Earnings Call today, one individual asked how Disney is thinking about the parks for the rest of this year and if Disney expects to be able to increase capacity limits. Disney’s current Chief Executive Officer, Bob Chapek, responded by saying that whether Disney will be able to increase capacity is really going to be determined by the rate of vaccinations of the public.
Chapek noted that the number of vaccinations of the public is really the biggest lever the company has either to increase capacity or to reopen parks that are currently closed. He also shared that Disney has ample demand for its parks.
And Chapek said that he feels Disney has made a pretty big impression on its consumer base and prospective guests in terms of the safety measures they’ve got in place to give assurances to people that they should come to the Disney parks and bring their families.
At the moment, COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed throughout the United States. They’re even being distributed at Disneyland Resort in California which is acting as a vaccination site. In fact, more than 100,000 doses of the vaccine have been distributed at the Disneyland location.
Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has previously indicated that 70-85% of U.S. adults could be vaccinated by the end of the summer and the United States could return to some normalcy by the fall.
We’ll definitely be on the lookout for key COVID-19 information that you should know ahead of your upcoming Disney trips and watch for any updates on Disney park capacity levels. Be sure to come back for all the latest Disney news.