NEWS: Disney World Plans to Increase Capacity By “Low Double Digits” Over Upcoming Months

Disney World has continued to see a wide array of changes recently as the parks reduced their distancing measures and modified their face mask requirements.


The parks also recently had their capacity shifted as more guests have been welcomed back into the parks. However, the capacity could see even more changes over the next year, according to Disney’s recent company call.

During the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media, and Communications Conference, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek noted that there has been a “very strong demand recovery” in Disney World as the “intent to visit is comparable to 2019.” When he was asked about what guests should reference as indicators of raising capacity limits, Chapek referenced the continued demand to visit the parks as they also look to normalize operations as soon as it can responsibly be done.

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When it’s practical to continue to make these changes with guidance from officials, Chapek noted that guests will most likely see “low double digit” increases in attendance over the next several months. Disney World is working hard to bring back “most of the benefits” of attendance by the end of the year. Full capacity will depend on the park at the time, meaning that Disneyland is much farther down the curve.

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Of course, we’ll have to keep an eye on the capacity updates moving forward. In the meantime, stay tuned with AllEars for the latest Disney news!

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Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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9 Replies to “NEWS: Disney World Plans to Increase Capacity By “Low Double Digits” Over Upcoming Months”

  1. Disney corporate cannot increase capacity in the low digit numbers unless they start bringing back Disney employees in the upper digit type numbers. Start opening up the balance of the Disney resorts that remain shuttered…

  2. Going in mid August. If they’re increasing capacity, I hope they reopen restaurants and bring back stage shows and parades.

  3. They need to add back more experiences or the lines will only get worse. Guest experience is taking a backseat to numbers. We are visiting in just under 2 weeks and I’m definitely concerned about increased capacity with no change in the lack of meet and greets, parades, fireworks, limited capacity at sit down restaurants. Disney needs to do better.

    1. Totally agree. It would be a terrible experience standing in forever lines – especially for the very young and older adults.

    2. I wholeheartedly agree. We’re supposedly going in September, but if we’re paying only to stand in long lines, it won’t be worth it

  4. Heading to Disney June 14th – 16th. First time for my husband and twin 10 year old boys. Was a last minute trip and was unfortunately only able to secure park passes for Epcot 2 days and AK 1 day. Have park hoppers for all 3 days so hope to hop but would have loved a full day in MK and HS. Fingers and toes crossed that we see a capacity increase before then? Pretty please WDW???

  5. I plan to go end of November to the beginning of December. It’s my birthday!! I couldn’t celebrate my big 50 how I wanted die to the pandemic and the crazy hours working at a hospital in nyc. So I’m very excited. Shout out to molly , Quincey , breed love,Morgan ,Melissa all the Gangbfor all the tips and videos