FL Theme Parks Increasing Capacity? Gov. Supports It

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On Wednesday, August 26, Florida State Governor Ron DeSantis and several theme Park representatives held a roundtable discussion in Orlando. During the roundtable, DeSantis and the reps spoke about the safety measures implemented at theme parks in Orlando since reopening in June and July.

During the roundtable, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis also said that the state would support an increased capacity at theme parks in Orlando.

FL Gov. Ron DeSantis
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The three major theme parks in central Florida — Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld — have been operating at reduced capacity since they reopened in June and July.

“We think the capacity can be increased. When you have the kind of protocols they have in place, you know, we’re very comfortable at the state level that they’re doing it well,” DeSantis said.

One Disney Resort has already increased its capacity — Shanghai Disney. Due to Guest cooperation, Shanghai Disneyland has announced they can increase the capacity level of the Park. Disney Parks Chief, Josh D’Amaro, weighed in on the topic, saying they have been “pretty pleased” overall with Shanghai Disneyland, which is why they are now increasing capacity.

Cast Members Social Distancing
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Still, the Orlando theme parks are currently operating at a limited capacity. Disney even implemented a new Disney Park Pass reservation system. To enter the theme Park, you need an advanced Park reservation. These reservations are split into three categories — Disney Resort hotel Guests, Annual Passholders, and ticket holders.

Unlike the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort does not currently utilize a reservation system. Guests can just show up any day.

Do you think the Orlando theme parks should increase capacity? Let us know in the comments below.

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