Disney CEO Bob Chapek said in today’s earnings call that he anticipates that Disney will be able to lift in-park mask mandate and social distancing requirements in 2022.
“But, I believe that Dr. Fauci said earlier today that he hopes that there is vaccines for everyone who wants them by April this year. If that happens, that is a game-changer.
And that could accelerate our expectations, and give people the confidence that they need to come back to the parks. Will there be overlap until we know that we have herd immunity? Sure there will. But do we believe we’ll be in the same state of 6 foot social distance and mask wearing in 22? Absolutely not,” Mr. Chapek said.
The CEO also mentioned that should the vaccine rollout pace exceed expectations these restrictions could be lifted sooner.