magic kingdom at full capacity?

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  1. mhart

    mhart Earning My Ears

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    I was looking ahead to some of the crowd prediction calendars and MK is supposed to be crowded on the days we are there, June 30-July 1. I read that you should get there early and not go back to your room for a rest because the park could be full and you could be turned away. Is this true? I've never heard of this before. Thanks, Marsha
     
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  3. Golf4283

    Golf4283 Mouseketeer

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    It does happen for sure on really crowded days.
     
  4. delmar411

    delmar411 DIS Veteran

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    I'm not sure about being turned away but resort guests are the very last people to be turned away from a park. So there really isn't a lot of risk in taking a mid-day break.

    JMO of course but we were able to enter MK on NYE even though the park was closed to capacity.
     
  5. stargazertechie

    stargazertechie Toy Story Midway Maniac

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    MK does close to capacity. I don't see that happening on the 30th or the 1st. You're more likely to run into that issue on July 3rd or 4th, and during the week between Christmas and New Years (specifically Christmas Day and New Years Eve)
     
  6. dkhurley

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    Yeah, I've been on the 30th of June before and had no issues getting in, and that was not staying on property. The 3rd and 4th most likely will close to capacity though.
     
  7. hakepb

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    I would not be that worried about either.
    Last year, I arrived on the 1st (the Sun before the 4th) and the MK was unusually (for even a non peak fall day) quiet that evening.

    At 9:30p we got into a 20 minute PP line (never saw it that short in the fall) and boarded 12 minutes later :cool1:
     
  8. avalanche1977

    avalanche1977 Turkey Leg Aficionado

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    How about Presidents' Day? I'm going to be there that weekend this year, and want to prepare myself for the crowds.
     
  9. mhart

    mhart Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for all the replies guys, makes me feel better...:)
     
  10. mesaboy2

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    Highly unlikely any park will experience capacity closures.
     
  11. avalanche1977

    avalanche1977 Turkey Leg Aficionado

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    Thanks! First time going with a 14-month-old, and I know I need to be flexible with schedules.
     
  12. kmb584

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    I have to say, PP was unusually quiet during our trip last October/November. Wait times would be posted anywhere from 20-60 minutes and we always boarded within 15. It was eerie, but in a good way! :)
     
  13. Prince Eric's Mom

    Prince Eric's Mom Earning My Ears

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    I was just in MK this weekend and it DID capacity close on Saturday and was projected to do so again today due to filming Live with Kelly and Michael. All parks were incredibly busy and we have gone at this time several years. Very unlike what we had experienced before. New Fantasyland is doing it's job, I guess. I'd be prepared for big crowds all summer.
     
  14. UpstateMick

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    Agreed! We rope dropped today at MK and did PP, Pooh, Ariel, Buzz, HM, and Pirates by 10:30 and then booked out of there! On way out, lines were backed up to bus entrance...I have never seen anything like it! It was unbelievable! We hopped to EPCOT and hung out in countries until 4:00...not too bad back there.
     
  15. mesaboy2

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    I heard from a CM at Pop that MK closed for a while on Friday. Still not sure I believe it, though it was definitely very busy at all parks I visited these last 3 days. I seriously still doubt that the K&M taping had anything to do with it.
     
  16. FortForever

    FortForever Disney since Day 1

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    Would WDW parks really turn away their own resort guests?

    I've never been at that most crowded times of year, but I always assumed that people staying on site would always be allowed access. I thought they would shut to outside guests long before real capacity to ensure their own guests access.

    I just made that up in my head, never read it anywhere. It was always just an assumption. Was I wrong?
     
  17. mesaboy2

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    Yes, but these are among the last folks shut out. Worst case, resort guests are always able to go to a theme park--it just may not be the one they want under extreme circumstances.
     
  18. mom2rtk

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    I'm sure they don't want to. But I'm also sure they don't want to exceed fire code capacity.
     
  19. FortForever

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    Here's one that will stump you. ;)

    Resort guests go to MK in the morning, leave for a break, and return to a closed, at-capacity park. They do not have park hopper tickets. Will Disney upgrade them to go to another park?
     
  20. FortForever

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    Yeah, that's why I had this made up scenario in my mind that they would close to outside guests before real capacity was reached. :)
     
  21. stargazertechie

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    Probably not- they were given access to a park. They chose to leave. WDW held up their end of the deal
     

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