ORLANDO, Fla. – As Florida is in full Phase 1 and approaching the next plans of reopening, many are wondering if theme parks will be included.
Though Disney hasn’t revealed any further plans to welcome back park-goers amid the coronavirus pandemic, we’re taking a stab at what that could look like under the varying possible capacity restrictions.
Disney is opening its Shanghai park cautiously as it evaluates reopening other parks around the world. Parks are a crucial revenue driver for Disney. Parks, experiences and product division accounts for around 30% to 35% of total revenue.
What the company learns in Shanghai could become a guide, executives said in a conference call to discuss earnings last week.
Typical capacity in the Shanghai park is 80,000 visitors a day, but the government has 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 is considering reopening its U.S. parks with 20% to 30% capacity.