Disney World’s theme park capacity is a hotly debated subject. Since the introduction of the park pass reservation system, Disney has been able, essentially, to control how many visitors are able to visit each park. While many believed that the park pass reservation system was a temporary change, we’ve since found out that it looks like park pass reservations are here to stay (at least through 2024).
During Disney’s Q1 earnings call, we learned more information about Disney’s park capacity.
Disney has attempted to protect the health and safety of its guests since reopening the parks in 2020. Since then, the parks have slowly started to return to normal and more experiences have returned.
Disney tends to keep capacity data and information close to their chest. But recently, they shared a bit of an update on the current state of theme park capacity.
During the Q1 earnings call, Disney stated, “In fiscal 2022, our domestic parks and experiences are generally operating without significant mandatory COVID-19-related capacity restrictions, such as those that were in place in the prior-year quarter; however, we continue to manage capacity to address ongoing COVID-19 considerations with respect to guest and cast health and safety.”
Recently, we’ve seen some MASSIVE crowds in the Disney parks, yet chief financial officer Christine McCarthy stated that only “18-22% of Disney World guests currently come from outside the U.S.”
Further, McCarthy explained that the Disney parks have undergone several changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the implementation of mobile check-in and mobile ordering.
We’ll continue to keep you updated as more information is shared, so stay tuned for more!
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