Walt Disney World plans to keep some of its COVID-19 health and protocol changes even after things return to pre-pandemic levels of magic.
Even before the pandemic began, Disney was creating new ways to address problems like capacity management and guest experience. Some of these were implemented in recent months. These new approaches are here to stay, including a park reservation system, mobile ordering at park restaurants, queue reservation systems, and even paying for merchandise without cash or credit card.
Meanwhile, occupancy rates at Disney resort hotels remain at all-time lows. With theme park attendance drastically reduced, some Disney hotels are set to remain closed indefinitely.
- Disney World to cut theme park hours in September as visits drop amid (Aug 9, 2020, Quick News)
- What I Did to Feel SAFE Going to Disney World! (Aug 20, 2020, DFBGuide)
This post is based on the CinemaBlend article, Disney Parks Chairman Thinks Some of Walt Disney World’s Pandemic Changes Are Here to Stay, by Dirk Libbey, August 27, 2020; the Fox Business article, This Disney World hotel won’t reopen this year as others stay closed indefinitely, by Jeanette Settembre, August 31, 2020; and the YouTube videos Continue reading