ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World is set to once again open its gates to the Magic Kingdom following a lengthy closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But with most families staying inside and not traveling, how crowded will the theme parks really be when they reopen?
We’ll take a guess at the figures -- but first, a little background:
Shanghai Disneyland was the first park to begin a phased reopening on May 11.
Typical capacity in the Shanghai park is 80,000 visitors a day, but the government cut that to about 30%, or 24,000 a day, said CEO Bob Chapek.
During a roundtable discussion, Disney executive George Kalogridis said the company was considering reopening its U.S. parks with 20% to 30% capacity.
We still just know Disney will be operating at “reduced capacity.” No hard numbers or percentages have been confirmed or released.
We also know that in order to enter one of the Florida theme parks, guests will need a reservation in advance on top of their ticket.