Park capacity has been limited since the reopening of the Disney Parks. Will park capacity ever return to normal? Check out what Disney’s CFO had to say about this.
Since the phased reopening of the theme parks, park reservations are required for all four theme parks. Although Disney makes more park passes available at times, it’s a good idea to secure them as soon as you book your vacation. This is especially important during busier times of the year.
Holidays and school breaks increase the number of Guests at the Disney Parks. Park reservations fill up quickly for these times. Previously, the Disney Reservation Calendar allowed booking through the end of 2023. This has recently been extended through January 2024.
Guests have wondered when park capacity may return to normal. The answer to this question may surprise you.
Limited Park Capacity
Along with the Park Reservations, the Disney Parks have been operating at a reduced capacity. Of course capacity has increased as social distancing guidelines were removed, but they are still operating at a reduced capacity.
Today Disney Chief Financial Officer Christine McCarthy shared the plan for park capacity during a Morgan Stanley’s 2022 Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. We were elated when McCarthy shared that character meet and greets would be returning soon. Read her full statement HERE.
The conversation shifted a bit when the subject of park capacity was questioned. McCarthy shared, “The parks are not yet back to their ‘normal’ capacity.” This may be surprising to Guests visiting where wait times are on the rise. McCarthy shared that “normal” attendance levels would not be returning.
McCarthy shared that “normal” attendance levels would not be returning.
Thanks to the current park reservation system, crowds are monitored more easily. McCarthy shared, “Disney doses not want to have the parks bursting at the seams.“ Many question what operating capacity the parks are currently at.
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