Disneyland to Reopen April 30, Bob Chapek Says

The theme park will operate at 15% capacity

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Disneyland officially has a reopening date. CEO Bob Chapek said that Disneyland and California Adventure will reopen on April 30 and will operate at 15% capacity.

Chapek announced the official date on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” Wednesday after previously saying that the theme park would open in late April when California gave the green light.

“We’ve seen the enthusiasm, the craving for people to return to our parks around the world,” Chapek told CNBC’s Julia Boorstin. “We’ve been operating at Walt Disney World for about nine months, and there certainly is no shortage of demand.”

“I think as people become vaccinated, they become a little bit more confident in the fact that they can travel, and, you know, stay Covid-free,” he added. “Consumers trust Disney to do the right thing and we’ve certainly proven that we can [open] responsibly whether it’s temperature checks, masks, social distancing, [or] improved hygiene around the parks.”

Disneyland has been closed since last March. Chapek previously added that about 10,000 furloughed park employees would be recalled.

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