Magic Kingdom too crowded lately

Disneyworldpirate

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Have any of you noticed how crowded Magic Kingdom has been lately? Even going on weekdays I noticed it is just as crowded on the weekdays. January and February used to be great times to go but it seems like even the less crowded months are crowded now. We went the last few months and most rides had wait times that were 55 minutes or more. Haunted Mansion lines were backed up all the way to the mini outside dining area. If this is how Disney is gonna be from now on then I don't see the point in going anymore. Who wants to wait an hour for most rides that last only a few minutes? Am I the only one noticing that Magic Kingdom has gotten more crowded?
 

JoeCamel

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Have any of you noticed how crowded Magic Kingdom has been lately? Even going on weekdays I noticed it is just as crowded on the weekdays. January and February used to be great times to go but it seems like even the less crowded months are crowded now. We went the last few months and most rides had wait times that were 55 minutes or more. Haunted Mansion lines were backed up all the way to the mini outside dining area. If this is how Disney is gonna be from now on then I don't see the point in going anymore. Who wants to wait an hour for most rides that last only a few minutes? Am I the only one noticing that Magic Kingdom has gotten more crowded?
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DisneyFanatic12

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Have any of you noticed how crowded Magic Kingdom has been lately? Even going on weekdays I noticed it is just as crowded on the weekdays. January and February used to be great times to go but it seems like even the less crowded months are crowded now. We went the last few months and most rides had wait times that were 55 minutes or more. Haunted Mansion lines were backed up all the way to the mini outside dining area. If this is how Disney is gonna be from now on then I don't see the point in going anymore. Who wants to wait an hour for most rides that last only a few minutes? Am I the only one noticing that Magic Kingdom has gotten more crowded?
Definitely crowded, though many rides aren’t utilizing their full capacity as well. Went almost daily during Christmas week, and Space Mountain was only utilizing both loading docks (as in both on each side) one of the days I went.

Though, I just wanted to point out that the wait times today, the day this thread was posted, were ironically short at Magic Kingdom due to the weather 🤣
 

Andrew25

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The parks aren't necessarily busier, they're just having so much downtime that it causes other attractions to make up for the lost capacity.

Also, there is no more "slow" or even "busy" seasons, it's just "averagely busy" everyday now. Dynamic pricing has worked its magic.
 

jloucks

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Have any of you noticed how crowded Magic Kingdom has been lately? Even going on weekdays I noticed it is just as crowded on the weekdays. January and February used to be great times to go but it seems like even the less crowded months are crowded now. We went the last few months and most rides had wait times that were 55 minutes or more. Haunted Mansion lines were backed up all the way to the mini outside dining area. If this is how Disney is gonna be from now on then I don't see the point in going anymore. Who wants to wait an hour for most rides that last only a few minutes? Am I the only one noticing that Magic Kingdom has gotten more crowded?
"lately?" I mean, you are right overall, but crowd levels are why I stopped going years ago. (not counting my Starcruiser visit, that was a whole different dealie)

I look forward to the day (if it ever comes) when I can go back and not feel like a wee sardine.
 

JIMINYCR

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Lately???? Where have you been? Weve been complaining for years that WDW is now a more unpleasant place due to extensive crowds, long lines, horribly long wait times and lack of staffing. We are going on a trip in Oct. and that may be the decider on what the future hold for us and Dis destination for our future vacation times. Never thought Id say it but Uni has been looking better and better.
 

Lilofan

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The parks aren't necessarily busier, they're just having so much downtime that it causes other attractions to make up for the lost capacity.

Also, there is no more "slow" or even "busy" seasons, it's just "averagely busy" everyday now. Dynamic pricing has worked its magic.
Airlines for many years used and continues to use dynamic pricing. Disney is just following suit.
 

Andrew25

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Airlines for many years used and continues to use dynamic pricing. Disney is just following suit.
Yes, I wasn't complaining about that at all lol - it's very impressive to actually see it in action. I think dynamic pricing is a benefit as it spreads out crowds instead of everyone showing up at the same time... but the downside is that it makes it difficult to schedule routine maintenance that would typically occur during historic quiet periods.
 

KDM31091

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Jan/Feb are no longer slow times. The historically "slow periods" have basically disappeared, with dynamic pricing encouraging people to visit during them. Disney is a business; they don't want slow periods. They want consistent business. You can still find pockets of slower times, mostly in May and September and in the dead of summer when it is so ridiculously hot that no one wants to be outside, but other than that, it's constantly busy. Some periods are still worse than others though.
 

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