magic kinhdom at phase three again today

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by casanova5, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Disco

    Disco Hail Eris!

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    Wow, wonder how much good the newly opened areas did? They must of increased capacity in the park at least a little?
    Just shows that they need to add more to the MK or they are in essence losing money. That or pull a DCA and spread the love out to the other parks by making them more attractive.
     
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  3. DisneyFive

    DisneyFive What time is the 3:00 parade?

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    ...ain't that the truth! :thumbsup2

    ...although slow days at WDW still aren't empty by any means. I found that out our first stay. However, I'm very grateful for our Sept trips.

    Dan
     
  4. ManyMinnie

    ManyMinnie DIS Veteran

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    Or be the person that thinks "it wont be that crowded. Who goes to WDW at Easter (or Christmas)?"

    Uh, everyone!! :rotfl2:
     
  5. karenklo

    karenklo DIS Veteran

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    This makes me love our summer trips just that much more!! I cannot stand that much of a crowd! My boys were at Harry Potter last Christmas and my youngest got motion sickness for the first time ever just WALKING! There were so many people he could not see past them and the motion! and this is a kid that can ride anything without a problem!pixiedust:
     
  6. Raenstoirm

    Raenstoirm DIS Veteran

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    That's me! A friend of dh is taking his son for the first time next week. He is not a patient type person, so I suspect he will find the trip miserable. They have done no homework and are "winging it." :rolleyes2 At least they are staying at S&D and not falling for the "2 miles to Disney" off site ads. They are going to come back with such a bad Disney taste in their mouths. :(
     
  7. LoKiHB

    LoKiHB Mouseketeer

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    Just curious, and I'm sure this has been asked and answered before, but does anyone know what the maximum capacity is for the Magic Kingdom?
     
  8. Dallas_Lady

    Dallas_Lady I only work for the vacation money

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    Just signed into the MDE app to see how bad it really is...

    at 1pm
    BTMRR- 85min
    Buzz- 65min
    HM- 60min
    Peter Pan- 105min
    SpaceM- 125min
    Jungle Cruise- 105min

    Soarin'- 155min
    TT- 150min
    MS- 105min

    RnR- 90min
    ToT- 90min
    TSMM: 165min
    Star Tours: 60min

    Dinosaur- 70min
    EE- 85min
    Safari- 110min
    Kali- 5min (must be too cold??)
     
  9. SHOREDAD

    SHOREDAD Mouseketeer

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    Touring Plans says it "can allegedly hold more than 100,000 guests" If you go to the touring plan site it gives a breakdown of what they believe the guidelines are for each phase.
     
  10. ManyMinnie

    ManyMinnie DIS Veteran

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    I don't think Disney officially releases the numbers, but it has been speculated the capacity of MK is 100,000.
     
  11. HNW999

    HNW999 Mouseketeer

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    Max capacity is 100,000 (I looked it up yesterday). Would never spend that kinda money for that experience. Plus you pay extra for the rooms too (high season). We pull the kids out of school and go late april.
     
  12. cuteduck223

    cuteduck223 Mouseketeer

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    its tough for first timers I'm sure. I was nervous this year when we took an impromptu trip for new years. It was crowded, but we still think it was one of our better trips. Honestly, we thought crowds at the end of September were awful. We're going again over 4th of July and the only concern I have is heat-not crowds.
     
  13. camping

    camping Earning My Ears

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    check the calendars on the right side here:

    If this week is a 10, next week is an 9.
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    and as we wind on down the road...

    Thanks for the information next week is a 9. I has been quite a few years since we have been there during April Break. Luckly we have no small children with us.
     
  14. heidijanesmith

    heidijanesmith DIS Veteran

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    Holy cow..........70min for Dinosaur! Even in July(2nd week) Dinosaur was at 15min tops :crowded: :crowded: :crowded:

    We are on Spring break now. DH and I talked about taking the kids down to Disney this week, so glad we did not go with this week!
     
  15. River Country

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    Hollywood Studios doesnt look much better

    TSM 154 Minutes FP GONE
    ToT 100 Minutes FP 720
    RR COASTER 90 Min FP 640
    Star Tours 60 min FP 225

    EPCOT
    SPACE Orange 105 min FP 445
    Soarin 155min FP GONE
    Sum of All Thrills 70 min
    Test Track 150 min FP GONE

    AK
    DINO 70 min
    Everest 85 min FP 640
    Safari 110 min FP 400
    Primevil Whirl 60 min FP205
    RIver Rapids 5 min Thats where i would go

    MK
    Ariel 30 min
    astro 60min
    barnstormer 90 FP 300
    Thunder 85min FP 5
    Buzz 65min FP 500
    dumbo 50 min FP 330
    Haunted 60 min
    Small World 75 min
    Jungle Cruise 110 min FP315
    Ench Tales with Belle 60 min
    Peter Pan 105 min FP 755 Never understood this one
    Pirates 60 min
    Space 130 min FP 855
    Splash 35 min FP 210


    This is why my kid will come out of school i couldnt deal with all this
     
  16. LaurenT

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    Yeah, if my kid didn't struggle academically, I'd take her out in a second! But we usually go Pres week and end of August. Not empty by any means, but totally manageable for an experienced park goer.
     
  17. Shannon12

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    If I had to go only during school breaks, it would def. be Pres. week or end of August like you said. Still crowded yes, but NOT like this!
     
  18. chartle

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    But they can't build based upon crowd levels for two weeks out of the year.

    It would end up costing them more money then they could recover.
     
  19. Happyjen27

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    I'm so intrigued by the Phase thing.

    Can someone explain to me what Phase 1, 2 and 3 are?

    Thanks to the DIS I doubt I will ever go during these Phase weeks. Although it's going to get harder to pull the kids out of school once they start going to public school.
     
  20. mesaboy2

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    Very crowded, extremely crowded, and stupid crowded, respectively.

    You didn't ask, but Phase 4 is you-couldn't-pay-me-enough-to-be-there crowded.
     
  21. Cap'nJack'sMum

    Cap'nJack'sMum Psycho for The Mouse

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    They were holding all cars and buses at the parking entry gate. NOBODY was moving through. We got to MK before 8am (staying offsite), DD and I did BTMRR 2x, HM, POTC, PeopleMover 2x, and Buzz. While we were doing BTMRR, DH and DS were doing SM, then they got FP for SM. Then together we did BTMRR one more time, and they did SM 2x with FP. Then we picked up Wizards cards and boogied out of there. It was busy, Tomorrowland was a nightmare to get through.
     

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