Today during the Disney Q2 FY21 earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Chapek shared that Disney Parks are poised to return to strong numbers as additional health and safety restrictions begin to drop across the country. The future looks good for the company.
He indicated that data surrounding consumer “intent to go” to Walt Disney World is already flat with the rates from 2019, before the COVID-19 closures. He also shared that intent to visit Disneyland has also been growing steadily, as well, since the park’s reopening on April 30, 2021.
As Disney Parks grow more busy and furloughed Cast Members are being called back, it would seem the ability to scale need for support is also working in the company’s favor with upwards of 80% of the Cast Members returning to their previous positions when called back.