If you have been to Disney World lately and have been enjoying the new less-crowded Disney World this will come as great news: The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek says it will continue to cap attendance at the Florida theme park at 25% until there is new guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"We're limited by the 6-foot social-distancing guideline of the CDC. And that translates, essentially, to about a 25% park capacity," Chapek said in an interview with CNBC's "Closing Bell" Monday evening. "Every day, that's about where we're at 25%. And that won't change until the CDC guidelines change."
Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studio, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and EPCOT, are all set to scale back operating hours, after opening in July. While the first three parks will see closing hours move forward by an hour, EPCOT will close two hours earlier.
The new park hours will be as follows:
Magic Kingdom: 9AM to 6PM (previously 9AM to7PM, now closing one hour earlier)
EPCOT: 11AM to 7PM (previously 11AM to 9PM, now closing two hours earlier)
Disney's Hollywood Studios: 10AM to 7PM (previously 10AM to 8PM, now closing one hour earlier)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom: 9AM to 5PM (previously 8AM to 6PM, now closing one hour earlier, and opening one hour later)