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Old 12-25-2012, 11:38 AM   #16
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Aw heck.... that's nothing.

It was 120 several times a couple weeks ago when we were there.
I thought the same, maybe FLE is sucking up some of the crowds.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #17
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We are here now staying at akl. Got to MK at 705 am for emh, rode iasw, carousel, tea cups with 9 month old daughter then grandparents and daughter went to country bears while we rode space and buzz via fastpass. Splash standby, railroad, dumbo via bonus fastpass from pooh, daughter getting fussy so dropped off pooh fps for last folks in standyby, shopped on main street, out of park just before 10 am. A van came and took us home to akl, no akl buses around, pretty cool. Park was empty at 7 am, packed at 10 am.


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Old 12-25-2012, 04:27 PM   #18
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We are here now staying at akl. Got to MK at 705 am for emh, rode iasw, carousel, tea cups with 9 month old daughter then grandparents and daughter went to country bears while we rode space and buzz via fastpass. Splash standby, railroad, dumbo via bonus fastpass from pooh, daughter getting fussy so dropped off pooh fps for last folks in standyby, shopped on main street, out of park just before 10 am. A van came and took us home to akl, no akl buses around, pretty cool. Park was empty at 7 am, packed at 10 am.


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This has been our exact experience the years we did Christmas week at Disney. We had the park basically to ourselves and then by 10 - 11 you couldn't see the ground for people's feet. Complete chaos!
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:37 PM   #19
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We made it! In the West Wing!
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:43 PM   #20
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DHS guest relations told me MK was at capacity at 2:00. Didn't say what stage they were at though.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:54 PM   #21
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We made it! In the West Wing!
Great that you got in! What did you think of BoG?
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:55 PM   #22
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Yay! Let us know how bog is
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:40 PM   #23
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I've been at MK since 7am. Got a lot done in the morning and did pretty well the rest of the day. To be honest, it did get really busy but never as busy as some have warned on here. The whole park was never wall to wall people. There were pockets, but just a bit busier than when we go in the summer. Guest Services said that from 11am - 3:30 they were only allowing resort guests in.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:13 PM   #24
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Firstly, Merry Christmas, everyone!

Secondly, yes MK closed to capacity today around 11:30am but reopened a little after 3pm.

MK also closed due to capacity yesterday (Christmas Eve). It closed around the same time but reopened about 2:45pm.

I'd expect this to be the norm until at least January 1. Closures on 29, 30, and 31 should occur earlier and reopen later.

As I prepare to head out to MK on 12/30, I'm gathering my armor...
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Oh, one question. Can someone explain the situation for lunch at BoG.
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From my understanding Andy, BoG is a quick service restaurant for lunch and then switches for dinner. I am not sure what time the switch occurs though.
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From my understanding Andy, BoG is a quick service restaurant for lunch and then switches for dinner. I am not sure what time the switch occurs though.
Yup, and be prepared for a longish wait. It was opening at 10:30am when I was there, saw people queuing up at 9:30am and this was during early/mid December when crowds weren't too bad. I'm told the lines moved quickly, maybe waited 25-30mins. I'm guessing it'll be a fair bit longer the lines though with MK being as busy as it has been past couple of days
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Get in line EARLY for BOG lunch. We were there 2 weeks ago and crowds were low and we still waited in a line that was 45 minutes long at 10:45 am.
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From my understanding Andy, BoG is a quick service restaurant for lunch and then switches for dinner. I am not sure what time the switch occurs though.
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Yup, and be prepared for a longish wait. It was opening at 10:30am when I was there, saw people queuing up at 9:30am and this was during early/mid December when crowds weren't too bad. I'm told the lines moved quickly, maybe waited 25-30mins. I'm guessing it'll be a fair bit longer the lines though with MK being as busy as it has been past couple of days
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Get in line EARLY for BOG lunch. We were there 2 weeks ago and crowds were low and we still waited in a line that was 45 minutes long at 10:45 am.
Thanks for the heads up. I guess we're just going to have to wait and see how it turns out. Back up plan is Cosmic Ray's. I keep trying for BoG dinner reservation, but I don't see that happening. I scored a Tony's ADR a couple weeks ago, though. Regardless, I'll be sure to provide an update for my fellow DISers.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:39 PM   #30
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Thanks for the heads up. I guess we're just going to have to wait and see how it turns out. Back up plan is Cosmic Ray's. I keep trying for BoG dinner reservation, but I don't see that happening. I scored a Tony's ADR a couple weeks ago, though. Regardless, I'll be sure to provide an update for my fellow DISers.
Some have reported a very long wait at opening, and others have reported less of a wait a little later. It makes sense to me since many folks expect it to be so busy they go for opening. We went for lunch on Saturday 12/15. While it was not Christmas busy, it was a VERY busy day, projected to be a level 9 crowd that day. We got in line around 11:30 or so and waited only around 30 minutes. I will say that they are VERY efficient moving the crowds through there. My only complaint is that the efficiency felt...... too efficient if that makes any sense. But I did appreciate the apparent lack of hassle getting in and through there on a very busy park day.

Reports I saw before our trip said they closed for lunch at 2:30, but cut the line around 2. I don't know if that varies during a peak week like this. I know the earliest dinner ADR's were around 4.

When we were there for dinner one night our waiter said they were having a fairly decent no-show rate. There were indeed a couple of empty tables near us in the West Wing that night. They had not been overbooking but were going to start doing so to make up for it. Which makes no sense since when ADR's opened on 8/20 they mistakenly didn't require a CC guarantee, but recitfied that soon after. My point being, it never hurts to ask early in the day if there is any chance at a walk-up for dinner.

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