Not too long ago Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek stated that the Walt Disney World theme parks were running at 25% capacity. In the 4th Quarter Earnings Call on November 12, Chapek admitted that capacity has increased to 35%. You can read the full transcript of the call here and you can listen to it here. The paragraph in question is below.
And this is happening across our parks across the world. In fact, Walt Disney World, which was at a 25% capacity constraint, which was our industrial engineering estimates to keep six-foot social distancing, now has been able to increase to 35% of capacity, so almost a 50% increase in the number of guests that we can allow in and still adhere to the local guidelines and the guidelines that are stipulated by the CDC with the six-foot social distancing. So we’re very pleased by how we’ve become adept at operating under these constraints. But the second thing that’s even more encouraging is the demanding — demand that’s growing for our parks across the world.