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Old 01-22-2013, 01:42 PM   #1
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magic kingdom at full capacity?

I was looking ahead to some of the crowd prediction calendars and MK is supposed to be crowded on the days we are there, June 30-July 1. I read that you should get there early and not go back to your room for a rest because the park could be full and you could be turned away. Is this true? I've never heard of this before. Thanks, Marsha
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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It does happen for sure on really crowded days.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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MK does close to capacity. I don't see that happening on the 30th or the 1st. You're more likely to run into that issue on July 3rd or 4th, and during the week between Christmas and New Years (specifically Christmas Day and New Years Eve)
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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Yeah, I've been on the 30th of June before and had no issues getting in, and that was not staying on property. The 3rd and 4th most likely will close to capacity though.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #5
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I would not be that worried about either.
Last year, I arrived on the 1st (the Sun before the 4th) and the MK was unusually (for even a non peak fall day) quiet that evening.

At 9:30p we got into a 20 minute PP line (never saw it that short in the fall) and boarded 12 minutes later
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:41 PM   #6
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How about Presidents' Day? I'm going to be there that weekend this year, and want to prepare myself for the crowds.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:51 AM   #7
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At 9:30p we got into a 20 minute PP line (never saw it that short in the fall) and boarded 12 minutes later
I have to say, PP was unusually quiet during our trip last October/November. Wait times would be posted anywhere from 20-60 minutes and we always boarded within 15. It was eerie, but in a good way!
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I'd think the 4th of July might be the only day in that area where there could be issues, and then only with Magic Kingdom.

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If there is a stage 4 closure, nobody gets in. No resort guests, no annual passholders, nobody.

Onsite guests are promised access to a theme park. There are 4 theme parks. The odds of all of them being closed at stage 4 at the same time is so astronomical as to be nonexistent. So the onsite guest will get into a park - it just may not be the park they wanted.

I understand MK had a stage 1 closure last week (parking lot only) but stage 4 closures are very rare and usually are limited to extremely crowded days like Easter week or Christmas/New Years week, especially New Years Eve. Magic Kingdom is the most likely park to experience one. Epcot has such a large guest capacity that I can remember hearing they had a stage 4 closure only on December 31, 1999.
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My cousin was at MK during NYE one year when it hit level 4. She said it was not a pretty sight.
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I'd think the 4th of July might be the only day in that area where there could be issues, and then only with Magic Kingdom.
We were at MK on July 4th a few years ago during Stage 4... yikes, it was rough . Probably the only time I've ever wished I WASN'T at the parks!
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I'm not sure about being turned away but resort guests are the very last people to be turned away from a park. So there really isn't a lot of risk in taking a mid-day break.

JMO of course but we were able to enter MK on NYE even though the park was closed to capacity.
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #12
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Thanks for all the replies guys, makes me feel better...
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