MK plan for 11/5 when MK closes at 4:30 pm

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  1. mi*vida*loca

    mi*vida*loca Collect memories, not things

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    On 11/5 MK closes at 4:30 pm for a CM event. I've heard that the MK sees extremely low crowds on days like this so we decided to take advantage and hit the MK this day.

    We usually hit a park in the AM, leave midday for pool time and then a PM park. I'm thinking of hitting MK at RD, doing a lunch ADR (have Plaza booked for 11 but thinking of doing LTT at 12 but that's a whole new thread) and staying until it closes at 4:30 and then hopping over to DHS with our FP+.

    Does this sound like a good plan? For those that have done been in MK on a day like this do the crowds get heavier midday or does it stay pretty light and get lighter the closer 4:30 pm approaches?

    This is the main reason I'm thinking of staying through closing....to take advantage of the lower crowds.
     
  2. VTNuke

    VTNuke Mouseketeer

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    We did this day at MK last year. The biggest problem we say was they didn't let you get any fast passes this day. We ended up doing everything we wanted without having to worry about FP's, and then did dinner at one of the Epcot resorts and set FP's at Epcot for that evening after dinner. That worked well for us.

    The crowds do start to pick up around 2 or so, but it's still a very light day. One of the lightest we've seen.
     
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  4. mi*vida*loca

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    We plan to get our FP at DHS in the evening so no need for FP at MK. The light crowds sound great!
     
  5. juxtapose

    juxtapose Mouseketeer

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    We did that day 2 years ago. Really really low crowds until noon. Then low crowds until 2 or so. We left around then (young kids) but it seemed more people were coming in then.

    We went at rope drop and walk onto rides for 2-3 hours.
     
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  6. mi*vida*loca

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    I think we will do our lunch ADR and then leave if we want. If not we can stay until closing.
     
  7. sharonabe

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    Maybe do an even later ADR around 1:00-1:30 and leave after.
     
  8. disneydreamer1980

    disneydreamer1980 DIS Veteran

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    MK closed at 4 on 11/30 for a CM party. It was the least crowded I’d seen the park in years! We RD (always do) and hopped to Epcot at 4. Was the best day of our trip!
     
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  9. MommaBerd

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    Honestly, I wouldn’t (and didn’t) do an ADR. The crowd level is SO low, why not take advantage of the entire time? It really was the best. day. ever! Even better than DAH!
     
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  10. mi*vida*loca

    mi*vida*loca Collect memories, not things

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    I actually think we’re gonna skip the ADR and play it by ear. We’re only doing 3 other ADRs on our 9 night trip so I’m fine with canceling.
     

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