Disney CEO Bob Chapek says masks likely for guest and cast members when Disneyland and Walt Disney World reopen

Although Shanghai Disneyland reopened on May 11, we still don’t know what Disney’s timeline for reopening more of its theme parks is. However, thanks to a recent interview with Disney CEO Bob Chapek on CNBC, we have an idea of what he’s thinking about in terms timeline and guidelines.

As outlined in the Disney Parks Chief Medical Officer’s report, Chapek confirmed that he expects both guests and cast members to wear masks in the parks. He does imply that the cultural issues in the United States might present some issues.

Chapek also addressed how quickly attendance at Shanghai Disney might increase saying that they might increase by 5,000 additional guests every week or so if local officials allow it.

Watch the full interview:

Disney is already selling Disney character themed masks online and we expect to see them at Disney Springs once some retail stores reopen. This will help make wearing masks more acceptable, we think.