- Feb 8, 2017
It's impossible to know what metrics Disney is using for it's 35%, but most reports are saying that it's 35% of what their 100% capacity was during normal times (when every attraction and restaurant was open). . . not 35% of what capacity is now with half of their current restaurants, rides and shows closed.If they open RAT, the number of folks that make up the 35% will increase in the park.
As an example, say I have a large restaurant with 4 rooms where I can serve people and the capacity of the restaurant is set at 35%. Now say I built a 5th room, added tables and chairs to that room and opened it up. The restaurant is still working at 35% capacity, but now there are more total people in the restaurant then there was prior to opening the 5th room.
It would be the same at WDW. Every added ride, every added show, every added restaurant, every added store actually allows more people in the park while the park overall remains at 35% capacity. In the end, the crowds aren't really absorbed by something new being open because the crowds would have increased.
That's why their "35%" now is feeling like 100% days of the past. I don't think they're changing their 35% number based on which attractions are opened or closed that day.