With the reduction in available space, there is no way they can scale up to have all CMs work from the office 4 days a week in less than 2 months.
Probably not. They had previously asked people to come in three days a week, and they are still barely getting one day from some teams. Real estate (esp for Disneyland) was at a premium prior to the pandemic, and would be again now if they tried to bring everyone back.
There is a big disconnect here between middle managers. I'm sure some of the older (read: higher up) managers, with the threat of layoffs looming, have been asked to start assessing productivity and value and simply cannot understand any metric or standard by which to judge people working from home. It's backwards and outdated.
To date though, Disney hasn't implemented any formal requirement to be in the office (for hybrid workers that is). They can ask that teams come in more days a week, but if they don't, will they actually go thru with terminating people? Probably not. This could just as easily be a way of gauging how strongly the teams want to stay remote so they can start shedding real estate.