Just got back today - The parks are empty!!!


Two Normal People Obsessed With WDW
Jul 12, 2001
Well, after 18 hours in the car, we finally made it back. That's the bad news. The good news is that we had an awesome time!
We went from 1/25 until 2/2. THE PARKS WERE FREAKIN' EMPTY. Michelle and I did our usual line avoidance plan (get there early and run for the good rides) but we didn't need it. At peak time nearly every day we walked on nearly every ride. Heck, a lot of the time, the only long part was getting to the ride through the queing area. :D For some strange reason, the only ride we had a semi major wait (25 mins) was Listen To The Land at Epcot. The only fastpass we used was for Jungle Cruise. Nearly all of the major rides at WDW were walk on (including Rockin Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror, Thunder Mountain, Pirates, Haunted Mansion, Kilimanjaro, etc.) Only Space Mountain and Test Track had somewhat long (15 mins) waits. I tell you, I am spoiled for life.

The crowds at IOA were even more sparse. At the middle of the day of our visit, the Hulk was going off 3/4 empty and the employees were holding the cars for spider man because there was no one there to ride them until we got there!:D We rode the Hulk, Dualing Dragons, and Spider Man until we were sick. It was like an E Ticket night at Universal.

What was great was that we toured the parks in the morning, saw all that we wanted to see in less than 3 hours and hung out by the pool in the sunny 80 degree weather. WDW does not get any better than that. I have been regulary going to WDW for over 20 years now and have never seen it this empty. I will never go another time of the year. The employees were even more pleasant and helpful than they usually are (which is saying a bunch). The only conceivable complaint was that Splash Mountain (one of my favorites )was closed for repairs.

Restaurants: I highly recommend Le Cellier (get the cheese soup), California Grille, and Beaches and Cream.

And now I'm home again.

tragedy....and we too walked on most rides.......we had busses to ourselves and went where we wanted to and ate where we wanted to.......Fantasmic was filled to capacity when we went ......We too love Le Cellier......awesome food and we loved the atmosphere........thanks for the update
We got there January 22 and left Feb. 1. We just got home today too and thought the crowds were large for this time of year. WE LOVE GOING THIS TIME OF YEAR.
Wow, Homeschooler!

You thought the crowds were large? I was wondering how much smaller they could get!

At any rate, I'm sure we are both happy with our trip!

EJ :bounce: :pinkbounc :bounce: :pinkbounc :bounce: :pinkbounc

My parents are taking their RV Feb 11-15, and can't get a site until the 12th. They say they are completely booked up! I told my Dad to keep calling everyday... they are bound to have some cancellations.
I don't know except that they had several places closed for 'renovations'. I think that they have some things closed to paint and are just taking the opportunity to cut expenses. Maybe they have closed part of the RV park for replanting or something.

The trip was WONDERFUL so keep trying and MAYBE if they stop there when they are in the area, there may be a place.


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