Disney CEO Bob Chapek said last week that Walt Disney World in Florida has increased its reduced capacity to 35%.
- Disney World originally had a reduced capacity of 25%, he said. But that number has climbed, WESH reports.
- Disney World increased its numbers after the park has continued to maintain health guidelines set out by the state.
- “We’re very pleased with how we’ve become adept at operating under these constraints,” Chapek said.
Meanwhile, in California
Chapek had a different thought on California. He slammed California Gov. Gavin Newsom and other political officials in California for refusing to let Disneyland reopen, as I wrote for the Deseret News,
Chapek said in an earnings call he was “extremely disappointed” over the “arbitrary standard” for Disneyland
- California issued guidelines for theme parks to reopen. But they are based on the COVID-19 case numbers within the counties where the theme parks reside. Most recent estimates from Disney suggest Disneyland might not reopen until 2021.