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Old 03-26-2013, 12:48 PM   #16
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Does anyone have a guess on what the crowds are going to look like next week? We arrive on Monday.
I've done the week following Eatser a couple of times. Very crowded in the afternoon (you'll have to negotiate your way around the people, strollers will be very difficult to maneuver, and you'll need FP for any ride that offers it), but it won't be the wall to wall people that are there now (no way around people, you just have to let yourself be moved along by the crowd, must preempt any need to use the bathroom, if your kid waits till he needs it, chances are he won't be able to handle to long wait at the restrooms, you will be ready to dismantle your stroller in a fit of rage).
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:50 PM   #17
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We have friends/neighbors that are there now. I really hope they are still able to have a great time.

Compared to our Sept visits, its hard for me to imagine what Phase 3 would be like.

...at least the weather looks beautiful. (although a little cool)

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Old 03-26-2013, 12:51 PM   #18
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I've done plenty of 9's without too much trouble...But I don't think I've ever gone on a 10 day!
I feel sorry for people who are taking their one and only trip, saved for years and had no idea that you had to do more planning than your typical vacation or that this week would be more than "just a little crowded because it's Easter week"! They are the ones who are going to waltz in at 11:00 and get really upset when they've been standing in line for over an hour and then watch a Disers walk past them with a FP...
Then I feel bad for the Disers they know back at home who are going to have to hear them complain about how awful Disney is!
i feel bad for them too..how much fun is it to drive to disney (if staying off site) only to wait for a LONG line to park, then wait for the boat, only to see the mk is closed! i know they can go to other parks, but most people really do the mk. i have been there at 9 level..we opened the mk at 7:00,and were out by 9:30 over to epcot...it was a very targeted strategy..but it worked. but i would NOT do it again, never over spring break...
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:52 PM   #19
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I told my wife "Remind me never to go at Easter" when I saw this. We went last year at Thanksgiving and it was crowded but managable. When I heard of today's closures I pulled up the wait times at MK and was amazed. I know that isn't gospel by any stretch but 100+ minutes for Jungle Cruise, Peter Pan and Space Mountain and near 100 minute waits for Barnstormer, Dumbo, Pooh and Haunted Mansion? Insane.

And like a PP mentioned it has to be absolutely wall to wall people. I know that getting through a few areas like near Small World and NFL was tight the week of Thanksgiving with CM's directing traffic with ropes and such but it's got to be absolutely nuts at Christmas and Easter.

I also do feel for those who this may be a once in a lifetime trip and may come back thinking it was the worst vacation ever because it was so crowded. I understand that this may be the only time they have in their schedules to go and that's extremely unfortunate. This is why we'll cope with the hot August weather to go rather than dealing with perfect weather at Spring Break.
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And then you have the people that post that September was crowded lmao. Guess they've never seen this...
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Wow, wonder how much good the newly opened areas did? They must of increased capacity in the park at least a little?
Just shows that they need to add more to the MK or they are in essence losing money. That or pull a DCA and spread the love out to the other parks by making them more attractive.
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And then you have the people that post that September was crowded lmao. Guess they've never seen this...
...ain't that the truth!

...although slow days at WDW still aren't empty by any means. I found that out our first stay. However, I'm very grateful for our Sept trips.

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I've done plenty of 9's without too much trouble...But I don't think I've ever gone on a 10 day!
I feel sorry for people who are taking their one and only trip, saved for years and had no idea that you had to do more planning than your typical vacation or that this week would be more than "just a little crowded because it's Easter week"! They are the ones who are going to waltz in at 11:00 and get really upset when they've been standing in line for over an hour and then watch a Disers walk past them with a FP...
Then I feel bad for the Disers they know back at home who are going to have to hear them complain about how awful Disney is!
Or be the person that thinks "it wont be that crowded. Who goes to WDW at Easter (or Christmas)?"

Uh, everyone!!
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:06 PM   #24
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This makes me love our summer trips just that much more!! I cannot stand that much of a crowd! My boys were at Harry Potter last Christmas and my youngest got motion sickness for the first time ever just WALKING! There were so many people he could not see past them and the motion! and this is a kid that can ride anything without a problem!
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I feel sorry for people who are taking their one and only trip, saved for years and had no idea that you had to do more planning than your typical vacation or that this week would be more than "just a little crowded because it's Easter week"! They are the ones who are going to waltz in at 11:00 and get really upset when they've been standing in line for over an hour and then watch a Disers walk past them with a FP...
Then I feel bad for the Disers they know back at home who are going to have to hear them complain about how awful Disney is!
That's me! A friend of dh is taking his son for the first time next week. He is not a patient type person, so I suspect he will find the trip miserable. They have done no homework and are "winging it." At least they are staying at S&D and not falling for the "2 miles to Disney" off site ads. They are going to come back with such a bad Disney taste in their mouths.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:20 PM   #26
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Just curious, and I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but does anyone know what the maximum capacity is for the Magic Kingdom?
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Just signed into the MDE app to see how bad it really is...

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Just curious, and I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but does anyone know what the maximum capacity is for the Magic Kingdom?
Touring Plans says it "can allegedly hold more than 100,000 guests" If you go to the touring plan site it gives a breakdown of what they believe the guidelines are for each phase.
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Just curious, and I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but does anyone know what the maximum capacity is for the Magic Kingdom?
I don't think Disney officially releases the numbers, but it has been speculated the capacity of MK is 100,000.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:33 PM   #30
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Max capacity is 100,000 (I looked it up yesterday). Would never spend that kinda money for that experience. Plus you pay extra for the rooms too (high season). We pull the kids out of school and go late april.
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