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Old 05-12-2013, 07:39 AM   #31
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What site?
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Are you sure that was an actual Disney site? This has been speculated on for years and I have never seen an actual figure.
After I posted I thought maybe it would be on Allears and it is.

http://www.allears.net/tp/hol_mk.htm

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This sounds like a lot of fun, but is it overly crowded?
WDW limits the number of tickets sold in order to keep the crowds down and many nights do sell out in advance. It is estimated that tickets max out around 20,000. Check out the Reader Comments!
carly chloe you can see they are estimated at 20,000, maybe it was the real figure at one time but there have also been rumors that Disney has bumped this up in the past few years.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #32
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Who is "they"?

I bet it's higher than 20,000, but I don't know for sure.
That was when they started the parties, probably 20 years ago. It's closer to 40,000 now.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:02 AM   #33
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OP, the truth is that you can do a party on a sold out night, and if you just do rides, it will feel quite uncrowded. But if you get close to Main Street it will feel suffocating. So there is no consistent answer. The truth is that it depends on what you are planning to do.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:03 AM   #34
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It says on the site they sell 20,000 tickets per party night.
Disney doesn't put those numbers on their site. That may have been that number 20 years ago, but not anymore.

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Old 05-12-2013, 09:05 AM   #35
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After I posted I thought maybe it would be on Allears and it is.

http://www.allears.net/tp/hol_mk.htm

carly chloe you can see they are estimated at 20,000, maybe it was the real figure at one time but there have also been rumors that Disney has bumped this up in the past few years.
I agree. There have been tons of these posts over the years and CMs have commented on them, the numbers are much higher than that now.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #36
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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
I'd bet that's pretty accurate.
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It's interesting to read all of the posts. Some say the capacity is 50, 000, some say 75,000, and others say 100,000. There are some that say they sell 20,000 tickets for the holiday parties, some say 25,000, and some say it could go up to 40,000. What I find amusing that everyone throws out these numbers as if they are experts! Where do these numbers come from....cast members, Disney websites, message boards, or are they just guesses? Oh well, the fact that I read through all of them makes it an interesting topic and one that we may never have the correct answer!
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I'd bet that's pretty accurate.
I agree that's pretty accurate for a regular park day. But I wouldn't apply that to a hard ticket party.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:18 PM   #39
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I thought I remember hearing (maybe from a CM but not from a bus driver - we have a car!) or reading that before NFL it was 50,000 ish and with NFL it was now 70,000 ish but that could be way off.
What does the National Football League have to do with it?
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It's interesting to read all of the posts. Some say the capacity is 50, 000, some say 75,000, and others say 100,000. There are some that say they sell 20,000 tickets for the holiday parties, some say 25,000, and some say it could go up to 40,000. What I find amusing that everyone throws out these numbers as if they are experts! Where do these numbers come from....cast members, Disney websites, message boards, or are they just guesses? Oh well, the fact that I read through all of them makes it an interesting topic and one that we may never have the correct answer!
There have been many CMs who have posted these numbers on this board over the years. One person, who used to post a lot, I believe DawgDad, had a BIL who was a Vice President in the Disney Themeparks Division, and I believe he shared the 100,000 MK capacity numbers and the 40,000 capacity number for the hard ticket parties.
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