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Walt Disney World Raises Park Capacity

Disney has announced a variety of new information when it comes to what to expect this summer at the parks. We previously shared the news that masks are no longer required outdoors. Another big announcement is the news that capacity has been and will be increased as we enter the summer months.

 

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Walt Disney World has been running on self-imposed 35% limited capacity, but CEO Bob Chapek stated that “You’re going to see an immediate increase in the number of folks that we’re able to admit into our parks, through our reservation systems that we recently implemented, so we’re very, very excited about that.”

Chapek didn’t give an exact percentage that we can expect, but did explain that Disney raised capacity limits after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines Thursday and after earlier conversations with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

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With travel increasing and theme parks rebounding, Disney is also excited that this means brining back people to work. During the pandemic, the company had laid off around 32,000 people and although around 80% have been asked to return, an increase in capacity means more cast members can return as well.

We expect to see more adjustments to Disney’s safe protocols as more get vaccinated and travel increases.

Source: OrlandoSentinel

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My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.