Walt Disney World Parks Reportedly To Reopen At Only 20-30% Capacity

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Given the recent reveal of Universal Orlando’s plans to reopen their theme parks at the beginning of June, many have questioned when Walt Disney World will follow and to what capacity. According to new insight from a Disney executive, it seems when Walt Disney World does finally reopen, it may only be at 20 – 30% capacity.

This new insight was shared by WESH 2 News reporter Amanda Dukes, who recently tweeted the info. In her tweet, she shares, “a Disney Exec told @GovRonDeSantis and @VP (Vice President Mike Pence) they are considering reopening the Park at 20-30% capacity.”

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The idea of the Walt Disney World theme parks reopening at limited capacities isn’t completely unrealistic. As reported last month, the Central Florida Task Force has already put new limitations on theme parks upon reopening, which would only allow them to operate at 50% capacity in their initial reopening. This number can increase to 75% capacity in each theme Park’s second phase of reopening.

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20 – 30% is indeed smaller than these original guidelines. However, it is also worth noting that in the recent reopening of Shanghai Disneyland, the theme Park is currently operating at only 30% of its normal capacity. The idea that Walt Disney World theme parks would follow suit would make sense.

At this time, it is unknown when the Walt Disney World parks are considering reopening. As we recently shared, Walt Disney World and Disneyland have recently eliminated all hours of operation running into mid-June.

All that has been confirmed now is that Walt Disney World is planning to present to the Central Florida Task Force its reopening plan next week, which will likely include a reopening date. At this time, Disney has not confirmed a specific capacity in which its Walt Disney World parks will reopen too.

What are your thoughts on the Walt Disney World theme parks operating at only 20 – 30% of their normal capacity? Let us know in the comments! 

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