5/15/12 - Crowds are Heavy; Lines are Long

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  1. Mugglemama

    Mugglemama DIS Veteran

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    I am surprised by how crowded it is. It's definitely sapping some of the fun out of this visit. Mon-Thurs last week were crowded, but it wasn't super stressful because lines were still short. Not so this week. It's more crowded than it was during my July 2010 visit. So much for careful planning...I thought with everyone's Spring Breaks finished, and end-of-schoolyear tests and obligations, that most people wouldn't be pulling their kids out of school for DLR. Evidently, my logic was seriously flawed, lol.

    Our entire group has had their fill of rude, pushy, inconsiderate people (seems to be terribly abundant on this visit). We plan to cut out a day early and go to Six Flags instead.
     
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  3. DisneyMomma81

    DisneyMomma81 DIS Veteran

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    Bummer, I'm sorry to hear things are so bad.
     
  4. HappyHaunt

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    Aw I'm sorry it's so crowded. It wasn't bad the first week of May when we were there. Maybe more people are trying to beat out the crowds in mid June with the opening of Cars.
     
  5. blackjackdelta

    blackjackdelta <font color=darkorchid>Uncle had an "in" with Walt

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    Thanks for your update.

    Jack
     
  6. Priory

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    Both last week and this week were predicted to be very light on touring plans. Between my sister's trip last week, and your report from this week, it seems seems to me that I might need to just completely ignore touring plans who had excited me with predictions of very low crowds next week when I am there.

    Oh well. :confused:
     
  7. blackjackdelta

    blackjackdelta <font color=darkorchid>Uncle had an "in" with Walt

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    I find that TP is never accurate, you would have better luck contacting The Great Karnak.

    Jack
     
  8. Argento

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    Another wrinkle on the crowd prediction front is the increasing prevalence of multi-track (year round) schools where there is always a part of the student body out of school, AKA "off track".
     
  9. Huff

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    TP has been fairly accurate for us at WDW but not even close at DLR. I don't think they have the stats for DLR built up like they do for WDW.
     
  10. iminla

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    another reason could be that tonight there are having a special Fantasmic viewing for AP holders so that might have brought more AP's in the parks
     
  11. steves1bear

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    Thanks for an update. We arrive Sunday with Monday and Tuesday as our full day park days. Hmm, we're really going to have to take more time to plan. Was hoping for lighter crowds.
     
  12. perlster

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    The difference is that you could laugh at Carnac The Magnificent.

    These prediction services can laugh at those who paid for them.
     
  13. SeattleRedBear

    SeattleRedBear Mouseketeer<br><font color=red>An old floorboard c

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    I bet this is it. As AP holders who don't live in southern california, it pained me to see the announcement and not be able to get down. Was this a ticketed event?
     
  14. DanT

    DanT First visit 1955, with many more to come!

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    I believe TP had 3/10 crowd levels for the entire week until Friday at 5/10.

    Like Jack said, probably better to consult some tea leaves, tarot cards or your local fortune teller;)
     
  15. Bungle

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    Could be birthdays. Half the people I know, including my own kids, have birthdays this week!
     
  16. ArchOwl

    ArchOwl The Highly Educated Owl

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    I don't know that slow days at DL exist anymore. The off season is so tiny now and the rest of the days are either busy, super busy, or barely able to move.

    But I still can't wait to go back! :rotfl:
     
  17. christinaspring

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    We were in the parks last night (Monday night) and I was surprised at how crowded it was. Although I have to say the line waits weren't TOO bad. Overall though, very crowded for a random Monday in May!

    We're headed back tonight....guess I should be prepared for more of the same.
     
  18. blackjackdelta

    blackjackdelta <font color=darkorchid>Uncle had an "in" with Walt

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    I have never been to WDW so I was only stating an observation for DisneyLand Resort.

    Jack
     
  19. nannyz

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    So disappointed to hear about the rude people.
    That is something I have noticed happening to DL slowly over the past 30 years.
    if I encounter a lot of this on our trip this summer, it may be my last trip. Part of the greatness of DL has always been that it is a happy place -- not like the world outside the gates.
     
  20. DisneytheKid

    DisneytheKid A bad attempt at Billy the Kid

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    Sorry to hear about the abundance of rude people. I suppose when we go over New Years there wont be any surprises with the crowd level!:scared1:
     
  21. CrazyDuck

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    Good choice.... no pushy people there! :lmao:
     

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