Scrolling through my Facebook about this time last year was heartbreaking. Countless former coworkers and friends made the announcement that they got “the call.” One year later, I’ve started to see some good news. Many Cast Members are sharing that they’ve been called back. Not everyone has, and the Orlando community is still reeling from the pandemic. Still, it is nice to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Online we are seeing Disney Park Pass Reservation Availability in the coming months when just last week availability was more limited. At the parks we’re seeing a few minor changes to some attractions that show an increase in capacity. Increasing capacity to the parks is still theoretical at this point, but it certainly seems like Disney is making room for more folks to be able to come into the parks. In order to have more guests in the parks, even just a mild increase, means Disney needs to make adjustments to handle that increase.
Disney needs more places to put people and to be able to put people through the rides. At Pirates of the Caribbean our team is seeing every other row of the ride vehicles being loaded. The same is true for it’s a small world. Both of these attractions do not have plexiglass on the rows.
Both of these attractions previously loaded every third row, accommodating two parties to three parties per boat on average. There is still no combining parties into the same row, which was rare on these rides to begin with. Other rides had increased their guests per ride vehicle ahead of this past Spring Break.
We’re anticipating a few more quick service locations to open back up hopefully soon (we’re looking at you Casey’s Corner). We’re in the parks daily so we will certainly share any changes that we observe.
How are you feeling about the potential increase in capacity? Are you glad to see Park Pass Availability increase? Let us know in the comments!