Despite the setbacks and impact made by the current pandemic, Disney is turning this into an opportunity to make changes for their theme parks. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Bob Chapek reveals Disney is actively making theme park renovations that would have been more challenging under normal conditions.
“Obviously, nobody wants to have the parks closed for up to a year. But at the same time, we realized that was a unique opportunity maybe to advance some things that would have been difficult, if not impossible, for us to go change in an operating environment. And so we’ve made some moves already, but we’re going to make further moves.”
— Bob Chapek
Chapek says the parks will keep focusing on in-depth storytelling and personalization while using technology. He highlighted the Star Wars: Rise of Resistance ride, which runs on millions of lines of computer code, as what Disney is capable of creating.
During the pandemic re-opening in Florida, Disney has emphasized mobile ordering so people aren’t waiting for their food in line and contactless check-in. Chapek made it clear those will remain going forward. They are using this time to make updates to Disneyland attractions and continue building new features at Disney World.
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Credit: Orlando Sentinel
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