What could Disney crowds look like when the park reopens? We take a guess at the numbers

Disney hasn’t said when its 4 theme parks will reopen amid coronavirus pandemic

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.

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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.

Disney shares a photo of how the parks will implement social distancing for lines for rides. (Disney)

During a roundtable discussion, Disney executive George Kalogridis said the company is considering reopening its U.S. parks with 20% to 30% capacity.