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Old 11-22-2012, 03:57 PM   #1
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PS - Scared there will be horrible crowds......

Do you think they will reach maximum capacity on Christmas Eve? Does anyone know if it has happened in the recent years?

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Old 11-22-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by iluvtig2
Do you think they will reach maximum capacity on Christmas Eve? Does anyone know if it has happened in the recent years?

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I don't believe it's closed to capacity on this date recently, but it will be horrible crowds either way.
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Old 11-22-2012, 04:48 PM   #3
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Are you a resort guest?

Arrive early! Enjoy early entry if you can. If not, in the afternoon plan on attractions that move a lot of people and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
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We were there on Christmas Eve last year, at Magic Kingdom. It did not close. We had dinner ressies at 6pm for our Christmas dinner at LTT. I have never seen so many people in my life! Main St. was shoulder to shoulder people.
As OP said, you should get there early and go in with the understanding that you will not ride/see/accomplish every thing you want to.

All of that said, it was so freaking cool to be at Magic Kingdom on Christmas Eve!!! It was SOOOO festive and there was this electricity in the air that was amazing. We got the best family photos taken that evening as well, right outside the Crystal Palace with the castle lit up behind us. I would do it again this year if I could get the time off work, no questions asked!
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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I've heard Christmas Day is more likely.
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by iluvtig2
Do you think they will reach maximum capacity on Christmas Eve? Does anyone know if it has happened in the recent years?

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After experiencing Disney at Christmas in 2010, no more Disney at Christmas for me.

Record cold and just too crowded. September crowd levels have me too spoiled.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:22 PM   #7
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I will do everything to avoid trips when it is packed. When I go I allocate one day to a park and if I had to wait 45 plus minutes for any ride, it would be impossible.
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If you are scared re large crowds in WDW. Well the time of yr and day you are going prepare to be TERRIFIED!!!
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We have gone Christmas Eve the past 2 years and no it has not closed and compared to the following day, the crowds are not bad. Very crowded but manageable. Make sure you have ADR though. I would get fast passes and hit the popular attractions early on.
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I've never been during Christmas but many years ago we were there in January and hit a record corwd day (might have been MLK weekend).

I have to tell you that it was terrifying.

They actually opened the gate on some of thise side streets off Main Street USA to let the crowds disperse some in those directions as well.

We got to an area off to the side and just waited until things settled down.
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