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Old 05-11-2013, 08:03 PM   #16
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We were there on a fairly busy Saturday in mid-December in 2011. A CM told us there had been 30K there the day before. We were there and indeed experienced a fairly light day. They also told us they were told to expect 60K that day. Don't know if it hit that but it was exponentially busier. (Friday had been an early close party day and Saturday was the final day seasonal APs could be used).

That said, capacity closure never happens that week (I believe that Saturday was 12/17) and I doubt was ever a possibility that day.

So I would just make a complete guess and say closure doesn't happen below 75K. I might even put the number higher.

Do you suppose people who really know the number love sitting around laughing at posts like mine?
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:09 PM   #17
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Not sure at what level the closures start but given the 2011 average per day of 46,900 it has to be well above 50,000 and probably more like 60,000+ for phase 1.
I don't know I think that figure would be more useful if there were no PH feature. Visitors like our family hit at least 2 parks per day and up to 4 if we're in a PH mood. So the turnstiles would count us as a visitor to MK but we wouldn't really be there all day - does that make sense?

I guess I'm saying on an average day all 47,000 ish people aren't there at the same time. Some folks do stay all day; others PH; some take an afternoon break, some do RD and leave after the parade etc......
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:12 PM   #18
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I've read many times that maximum capacity for MK is 100,000. When the first hard ticket parties started the reported maximum tickets were around 25,000, but with the popularity of MNSSHP and MVMCP they upped the ticket numbers to about 40,000.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:29 PM   #19
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I've read many times that maximum capacity for MK is 100,000. When the first hard ticket parties started the reported maximum tickets were around 25,000, but with the popularity of MNSSHP and MVMCP they upped the ticket numbers to about 40,000.
sounds like no matter what the max number is we're all in agreement that 20,000 is sort of a drop in the bucket crowd level wise - so a low crowd in any case.....
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:33 PM   #20
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I was at DLP when there were about 10,000 people (End of Jan) it was AWESoME!
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #21
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I thought 70k was "normal" crowded and during Christmas week they could hit 90k... but I have no idea where I got those numbers.

That said a 90k attendance day at MK spreads guests over 20hrs, vs 11 for low season, so it's not *quite* apples to apples. We've had some really unique, empty-park experiences in the midst of Christmas week chaos (and long lines during slow season!)
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Then explain to me why if the are about 50k people there on a given day it seems like you see the same people throughout the day??

I know..I must be sharing a similar plan for the day but it is still amazing to me.
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There's been other threads on this topic before and the concensus is the capacity of MK is 100,000,maybe higher now with the new areas in Fantasy land.
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We were there on a fairly busy Saturday in mid-December in 2011. A CM told us there had been 30K there the day before. We were there and indeed experienced a fairly light day. They also told us they were told to expect 60K that day. Don't know if it hit that but it was exponentially busier. (Friday had been an early close party day and Saturday was the final day seasonal APs could be used).

That said, capacity closure never happens that week (I believe that Saturday was 12/17) and I doubt was ever a possibility that day.

So I would just make a complete guess and say closure doesn't happen below 75K. I might even put the number higher.

Do you suppose people who really know the number love sitting around laughing at posts like mine?
It's funny, as I was writing my purely speculative post I pictured someone from Disney who knows the actual number reading it and giggling.

I just can't ever get a good feel for numbers in the parks. In my wildest dreams I would never imagine you could fit 50,000 or more people in the MK though I'm sure you can. I don't have a feel for what that would be like. Heck.. even 20,000 makes me think "No Way!" and sounds like an impossibly crowded number.
I've been on very quiet days and very busy days and I can tell you I felt like hardly anyone was there, or I felt like I was in a sea of humanity.. but numbers? I couldn't even begin to guess.
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Then explain to me why if the are about 50k people there on a given day it seems like you see the same people throughout the day??

I know..I must be sharing a similar plan for the day but it is still amazing to me.
I know!!! And it's always that loud obnoxious family who happened to ride over on the bus with you in the morning and you silently hope that will be the last you see of them and then you end up running into them all day
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One of my old Birnbaum WDW guide books breaks down park attendance like this:
15,000 - Exclusive
20,000 - Semi-private
30,000 - Longer lines but still comfortable
45,000 - Getting busy
55,000 - Busy
75,000 - Crowded
100,000+ - Very crowded
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We've never been to WDW during Xmas and the Xmas party they have said they sell 20,000 tickets. I was wondering if that would be crowded or not and worth it.
Who is "they"?

I bet it's higher than 20,000, but I don't know for sure.
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I've read many times that maximum capacity for MK is 100,000. When the first hard ticket parties started the reported maximum tickets were around 25,000, but with the popularity of MNSSHP and MVMCP they upped the ticket numbers to about 40,000.
It says on the site they sell 20,000 tickets per party night.
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It says on the site they sell 20,000 tickets per party night.
What site?
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It says on the site they sell 20,000 tickets per party night.
Are you sure that was an actual Disney site? This has been speculated on for years and I have never seen an actual figure.
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