Bob Chapek Discusses Lower Crowds, Safety Guidelines, Challenges, and NBA at Walt Disney World
CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Bob Chapek, appeared on Good Morning America to discuss changes coming to Walt Disney World once the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopen on July 11 and then EPCOT and Hollywood Studios reopen on July 15. Chapek touched on new safety measures that will be implemented once the Parks open as well as lower crowds, the possibility of the NBA finishing the season at the Resort, and the biggest challenge facing the company.
As we reported, several new safety guidelines will be implemented once the Walt Disney World Parks reopen. These include:
- Limited attendance
- Required face coverings
- Social distancing
- Plexiglass barriers
- Hand washing and sanitizing stations
- Temperature screenings
During the interview, Chapek also touched on some of the differences Guests will notice once inside the Parks. These include:
- More areas marked off showing 6 feet distance
- Less crowd density
- Most attractions and experiences will be open
- Much lower wait times
I don’t know about you but I am excited for lower crowds and wait times!
Chapek went on to say that the biggest challenge the company is facing right now is never violating the sense of trust the community places with Disney. He said every measure is being taken to ensure the Walt Disney World opens conservatively and measured.
Finally, Chapek acknowledges Walt Disney World is in constant contact with the NBA about them restarting and finishing their season at the Resort. He would be thrilled for that to happen and both parties are engaged in daily conversations.
Here is the full Chapek interview on Good Morning America:
— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 28, 2020
What do you think about the changes coming to Walt Disney World discussed by Chapek in the interview? Let us know in the comments below!
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