I am very jealousWhen I went to AK a few days after reopening it couldn't have been even 5% of capacity. There was no wait at all for FoP. With the shortcut to reride we rode 4 times in a row, went and did the rest of the park (with multiple rides on Kali and Dinosaur) and went back and rode FoP 3 more times. We weren't in the park more than 3 hours total. There was practically nobody there. Several times we didn't see another person on the walkways where we were.
It’s not like that now, unfortunately- especially weekends. Wait times are still lower, but there are still points of crowd clogs (is thatan official term?) IMO the concept of “exit thru giftshop” really needs a rethink in social distancing times. FOP shop had moments of looking like no one could move around in the space. And it was built with a bypass. Many other attractions aren’t so lucky.I am very jealous
Well, let's get at all of them. The maximum capacity of the four park according to TouringPlans are below. I added in some other stats...
Maximum Capacity 25% Daily Average
(TEA '19 Yearly/365)
as % of Max Capacity
Magic Kingdom 90,000 22,500 57,500 64% EPCOT 110,000 27,500 34,000 31% Hollywood Studios 60,000 15,000 31,500 53% Animal Kingdom 60,000 15,000 38,000 63%
Article here for current implications...
Seems right, @lentesta?
That’s really interesting. Also explains why MK feels so crowded on at capacity days.... 60k is probably what it should be.
The company knows the MK’s normal “capacity” of 90k is overextended.I mean, I think it's true.
I don't think it's necessarily being spoiled as much as choosing to vacation in a different way. Getting to the park at rope drop or (even worse) for early morning magic hours sounds like a nightmare to me. To a great extent, we choose Disney because we can easily ride the headliners without doing those things.
People are different and choose to vacation in different ways, and understanding that is a great part of Disney's appeal across the generations. When we were young, we stood in lines or got up early to ride without a wait or get legacy Fastpasses to our favorite rides, but that's no longer our idea of a good vacation. For some reason, Disney still wants us as guests, possibly because older guests are a bit more willing and able to go for the upcharge events, pricey restaurants and other things that add to Disney's profits.
For the record, I would not be opposed to paying for a ride reservation system (I think FP+ is history) if it can be somewhat reasonable. I don't mind paying, but I would have to see value in it.
They have been releasing more slots as the dates get closer since shortly after they started the reservation system. Its a good way to make your product look in demand.I have been honestly tracking the theme park reservation system and I do believe Disney has been increasing more reservations, the whole week of first two weeks of november were booked and yellow. But last night when I checked it was all green with only the week of thanksgiving been full from what i saw!!!
They need to give the CMS a big yellow thing on top of the sign. One thing I found at MK last week is that it is sometimes hard to spot where the line starts.
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