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News Disney World Cast Members being recalled to work as Disney prepares to boost capacity for the summer

fgmnt

Well-Known Member
an excellent question

I’m sure some would gladly

others thrown at the mercy of Florida’s awful unemployment system and the FEDERAL money that bailed it out?
...maybe not so much.
I know a returning coworker who wants the job because it provides certain guaranteed benefits that would be harder to secure in a different job. I am pretty sure there is a college credit program the company has, and employees that used that don't want to have degree progress lapse, as an example. I hope people really hung out to dry by the state of Florida have an exit strategy for the state, because it's a deeply unkind system they run there.

Quite a few departments would need training time after hiring. Some that are more specialised were quite decimated.
Not just as a function of department decimation, but I imagine pretty much every front-facing CM returning to a previous job is going to need training that aligns with how the company's current, general COVID protocols are now (remember, these re-hires have been off the job for 13 months) and how their specific job has changed and will continue to change as the company moves out of the pandemic operations and into a new normal.
 

raymusiccity

Well-Known Member
It’s not about the size of the lines...it’s that they have not added enough attraction capacity for 20 years to keep up...hence the need for fastpass.

even with “limits”...it will hit the wall quickly if they don’t roll out something. It’s not 1994
I still don't understand what impact FastPass has on ride capacity. One or two loading platforms exist no matter what the sign says over each line. Capacity seems limited by how long people are willing to wait.
 

CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
I still don't understand what impact FastPass has on ride capacity. One or two loading platforms exist no matter what the sign says over each line. Capacity seems limited by how long people are willing to wait.
It helps effective capacity by pushing people to rides that might otherwise run partially empty. If a ride can run 1,000 guests per hour but usually only runs at 800 guests per hour, you alleviate crowds if you can find a way to use that extra capacity.
 

ryguy

Well-Known Member
Is the plan to bring back fast pass? Will it be modified upon return? It's really is a fascinating question.
 

dreday3

Well-Known Member
A lot of days for June are already booked full again for DHS. If an increase is in the works, might not be too big? Or else June is going to be busy.
 
FWIW, I believe CDC revised its distancing guidelines down to 3 feet (from 6 feet). I could see them "squashing" the lines down. I haven't been in the parks but that may ameliorate some of the line issues. I also feel they've been phasing out some of the on-ride separation?

Regardless, I feel like June is going to be very busy, and they're going to increase capacity to 50%, and it will hit those caps at places like DHS and MK.
The new three feet guideline from the CDC only applies to schools, at least for now. : )
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Premium Member
I still don't understand what impact FastPass has on ride capacity. One or two loading platforms exist no matter what the sign says over each line. Capacity seems limited by how long people are willing to wait.

it’s more of a “faucet”...not the pipes. A flow regulator

It helps effective capacity by pushing people to rides that might otherwise run partially empty. If a ride can run 1,000 guests per hour but usually only runs at 800 guests per hour, you alleviate crowds if you can find a way to use that extra capacity.

yep...it’s a direction mechanism. It always was. With 40 mil clicks in 1999 it was directing you to a shop or bar.
With 55 mil in 2019 it was directing people away from the problems that happened while Bob was busy tanning


Is the plan to bring back fast pass? Will it be modified upon return? It's really is a fascinating question.Is the plan to bring back fast pass? Will it be modified upon return? It's really is a fascinating question.

i bet the “modifications” will involve requiring a major credit card
 

crawale

Well-Known Member
We have discussion on this spread in various threads, but I think it may be useful to have a dedicated thread for this one as it continues to gain momentum.

I wish more people would be hired to man the phones. Wait times are ridiculous and many times they try to transfer you to another number with another long wait. None of this would be an issue if the on-line apps worked better. For example the dining reservations app is so inconsistent. You can search for 'dinner' and nothing shows and then for a time during dinner and many options turn up - also vice versa. As a retired software engineer a search engine is not that hard to build correctly.
 

plawren2

Active Member
Ok, so where are they going to put all the people?

With social distancing and extended queues at less than "35%" capacity the parks seemed like they were crowded at pre-covid levels.

You can't keep squeezing everyone in and expect everything to remain spaced out. Something's got to give.
3ft social distancing quickly becoming the norm
 

plawren2

Active Member
The new three feet guideline from the CDC only applies to schools, at least for now. : )
yep but in coming months will quickly spread to other businesses and public spaces, likely going to get to point where social distancing is completely removed (this summer or fall?) and perhaps only masks remain-yet in many states both those provisions are already disappearing
 

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