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Magic Kingdom currently (11:30am) closed to some guests due to capacity

Discussion in 'WDW Parks News, Rumors and Current Events' started by wdwmagic, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. wdwmagic

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    Ah, the time has finally come. It was too quiet in recent days. :lookaroun:zipit:
     
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    wdwmagic Original Poster Administrator Moderator

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    wm49rs A naughty bit o' crumpet Premium Member

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    I guess all of those holiday discounts (and the weather finally clearing up throughout the country) finally caught up to WDW....
     
  6. Gepettotrevor

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    The parks weren't too friendly today. Slammed. Too...many...people...

    But I'm not complaining, it's not too bad when you go in expecting to fight with the crowds; still can be stressful. I'm at Disney, I still couldn't be happier!
     
  7. Kobe!!

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    At what capacity does each park close?
     
  8. TTATraveler

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    The tram driver said MK was at 72,000. Take that for whatever it is worth.
     
  9. krankenstein

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    That's a secret.
     
  10. Gepettotrevor

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    The actual numbers are
     
  11. EPCOTPluto

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    I have heard around an average of 90,000 - 97,000 people for all four parks...

    Whoops, Disney's best-kept secret? :lookaroun
     
  12. Kobe!!

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    That's not correct. MK is roughly 75,000 from what I heard and I believe AK is around 40,000.
     
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    Thanks. It sounds more reasonable. Guess the CM I asked once wasn't so reliable after all... :lookaroun
     
  14. TTATraveler

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    I think if you were to try and squeeze 90,000 into the Animal Kingdom, everyone would be completely immobilized. That number cannot be right.
     
  15. Kobe!!

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    Yea, I'm pretty sure AK is roughly 1/2 of that number.
     
  16. Gepettotrevor

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    I'd randomly guess "OVER 9,000" (Let's see if anyone gets the reference)


    You will hear about a billion differant numbers from no matter who you ask.
     
  17. WDW1974

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    The numbers have contantly been tinkered with. No park other than EPCOT could begin to handle 90,000 folks (and that park would struggle as so many facilities have been shuttered).

    They also need 'wiggle room' when they reach certain phased levels to allow for more guests (resort guests, APers, etc) to have access.

    I know I wouldn't want to be at MK, in the state it is in today, with more than 40,000 people. ... And there was a time when you could fit twice that in there with fewer walkways, no Toontown and no Splash Mountain. Not now.
     
  18. wickedfan07

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    It's a good thing Epcot only hits anything near that number around New Year's then.

    I guess Epcot is probably the only park that is anywhere near comfortable today, then. I wonder how DHS is doing, since MK and AK are both turning many people away.
     
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    I'm sure one of the other factors are the two big bowl games being played in Orlando over the next week... I know that all 4 of the teams that are playing usually "travel very well"...
     
  20. WDW1974

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    I have spent many NYE's in EPCOT (only park I'd do) and it has never been as uncomfortable as just plain 'busy' days at DL and MK.

    EPCOT could easily fit even more folks IF you had facilities like WoL, second floor of Imagination, Odyssey complex, World ShowPlace etc ... open ... and IF they hadn't clogged so much of the WS promenade with ODV carts, Festival leftover shacks and the like.

    No park eats people like EPCOT.
     

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