magic kinhdom at phase three again today

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  1. Vincent405

    Vincent405 Mouseketeer

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    Unless I can convince my wife to take my dd out of school, we are looking at the week before Easter, 2014. Anyone have any further thoughts on this? Is it possible that the madness be more spread out next year? Not sure if we will go if it's this crazy. We'd do RD for the most part, but still not sure I'd want to be there if the crowds were like this. The other time we went was a few weeks before Xmas and crowds were great, but that was before school was an issue. I won't go in summer.
     
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  3. tmbacon

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    I had asked a similar question on here, didn't really get consistent feedback. My (optimistic) view is that it could be *slightly* better next year, for example perhaps college Spring Breaks would have already been done.

    We'll be there next week for a few days after a cruise, meeting friends who are DVC and who go to WDW every Easter and every Halloween. Honestly, I don't know how they handle the crowds. But then again, they have the luxury of going twice a year, and if they can't get to something on one trip, they know they can hit it next time they're at WDW.
     
  4. ccgirl

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    IMHO, it is going to be worse next year because Easter also coincides with the New England school vacation. Our vacation is always Patriot's Day week. That is why we decided to go in June when school gets out.
     
  5. LaurenT

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    Things will be better next year. It will still be VERY CROWDED. But I would place a decent bet on MK not being at Phase 3 closure by 10:45 am on the Tuesday before Easter. As PPs have said, spring break will be over so they will not be adding to the crowds. I also think this year is extra busy because of the families who waited for the new Fantasyland to open. The vats majority of those people will not be yearly visitors - so they won't be going next year.
     
  6. 2Tiggies

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    If there were any way possible, I'd rather try get her out of school to be there the the second week after Easter as crowds died down considerably at the end of the first week after the Easter weekend both years we were there.
     
  7. LaurenT

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    LOL, I never even knew there was such a thing as Patriot's day, and I'm in NY...
    So, if it weren't for Patriot's day, your school wouldn't be taking off anyway for Easter?
     
  8. tndisneyfan

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    I can't imagine how bad a phase 3 would be. I/ve been there on a day that was a 9 and it was too much for us, we got there early and left when the crowds started rolling in. I wonder what wait times are for days like these.

    The one thing I don't understand is with all the talk of the economy being in the tank and high unemployment, you'd think WDW would be less crowded. I've said for the last couple of years there's no recession going on in Disney.
     
  9. bungirl96

    bungirl96 Earning My Ears

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    Is there any place to find out phased closures from outside the park? It would be helpful to know if a park is closed before we head out. Also, when the parks reach phased closures, do they generally reopen later in the day? I saw one place that the parks hit phased closures several times over Christmas around mid day but then reopened again by late afternoon?
     
  10. casanova5

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    Its back at 3 again
     
  11. mcd2745

    mcd2745 These Mickey pretzels are making me thirsty!

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    MK has apparently reached phase 3 again for the 3rd day in a row.
     
  12. casanova5

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    U owe me a coke;)
     
  13. LaurenT

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    How about a Beverly?
     
  14. mcd2745

    mcd2745 These Mickey pretzels are making me thirsty!

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    I'm in NYC, so it can't be more than 16 ounces.
     
  15. SweetMissy

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    This phase talk is all new to me, lol. I had no idea they close the park if it's too crowded. :scratchin We're going the 2nd week of April, hopefully we'll be ok? :crowded:
     
  16. LaurenT

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    You'll be fine. Everything will return to normal on April 8th.
     
  17. Dallas_Lady

    Dallas_Lady I only work for the vacation money

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    Another wait time update. It's 1pm in Orlando right now. The My Disney Experience app is super slow, which might mean there are tons of people accessing it. These wait times should be accurate because it's Disney's official app.

    MK:
    BTMRR: 105min
    Buzz: 80
    Dumbo: 85
    JC: 105
    Peter Pan: 110
    Pirates: 50
    Space: 140
    Barnstormer: 90

    Epcot:
    MS: 90min
    Soarin': 160
    TT: 140

    DHS:
    ST: 50min
    ToT: 110
    TSMM: 170
    RnR: 160

    AK:
    Dino: 80min
    Safari: 95
    EE: 115
     
  18. ckrisie

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    Does Disney list anywhere on their site or apps if a park is in phases?
     
  19. jgh

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    Friday is my 21st birthday, and as much as I wanted to be in the parks for that...once I learned it was Easter weekend I quickly changed my mind. :crazy2: Bummer.
     
  20. DisneyFive

    DisneyFive What time is the 3:00 parade?

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    Dang. Proper FP usage is a must! ...and getting there early if you can. Those wait times are ALL high.

    Dan
     
  21. River Country

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    MK
    Ariels Grotto 45min
    Astro 50 min
    Barnstormer 90 minutes FP 205 THIS IS A 52 second RIDE
    Thunder 105 min FP 305
    Buzz 70 min
    Dumbo 85 min FP 150
    Tales with Belle 100 minutes
    Haunted 75 min
    Jungle 105 FP 220
    Magic Carpets 45
    Peter Pan 120 minutes FP 740
    Pirates 50 min
    Space 140 min FP 900
    Splash 50 min fp 135
    Speedway 50 min
    TSqPrincess 55 min FP 125
    Under the sea 60 minFP 305
    Pooh 50 min FP 225

    EPCOT
    Maelstrom CLOSED
    Space green 60 min FP 129
    SPACE Orange 90 min FP 443
    Soarin 160 min FP GONE
    Spaceship 50 min
    Test Track 140 min FP GONE

    Studios
    Movie Ride 30 min
    RR Coaster 160 min FP 940
    S Tours 50 min FP 150
    ToT 110 min FP 505
    TSM 170 min FP Gone

    AK
    River Rapids 20 min FP 145
    Safari 95 min FP 145
    DINO 80 min FP 135
    Whirl 40 Min FP 205

    WOWIE This is using the Line APP and is as of 1:17 PM
     

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