As of now, every Disney Park around the world is closed due to the current global health crisis. Due to this, during this unprecedented time, it’s difficult to gather exactly how the Disney Parks could be different upon reopening.
The wide-ranging interview from Barron’s touches on everything from how it feels to be passing the torch of CEO and during these tumultuous times, to how the Disney Parks could be different upon reopening. To the latter point, Iger stressed the importance that “in order to return to some semblance of normal, people will have to feel comfortable that they’re safe.”
For this, Iger suggested that they were looking at China and how the country was implementing their own return to normalcy, including the addition of health monitoring measures. Specifically, Iger touched on how “you can’t get on a bus or a subway or a train….without having your temperature taken.”
While not speaking to whether or not these measures will be implemented when the Disney Parks reopen, it could hint that temperature screenings for guests could be in consideration. Currently, the practice is implemented for guests visiting Shanghai Disney, where Wishing Star Park and the Shanghai Disney Hotel reopened in March with limited operations.
We will continue to bring you updates as we learn more.
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