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PHOTOS: Moderate Wait Times and Ever-Increasing Crowds Today at the Magic Kingdom

Good afternoon from Magic Kingdom! After noticing long wait times and crowds at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we’re checking up on Magic Kingdom to see if wait times are getting longer as the holidays approach.

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The park was relatively calm when we arrived this morning.

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Some areas were almost empty.

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The wait time for Pirates of the Caribbean was only five minutes.

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As usual these days, Splash Mountain’s line was long.

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It became a 45 minute wait soon after opening.

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Nearby, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had a 30 minute wait, and the line didn’t leave the regular queue area.

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The Haunted Mansion had a moderate 15 minute wait.

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The line ran around the corner towards the riverboat dock.

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There was no line to get into Memento Mori today.

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We did notice this awkward bottleneck on the pathway connecting Liberty Square to Magic Kingdom. The roped off queue is for Memento Mori.

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In Fantasyland, wait times weren’t too long, but the crowds did get denser. Peter Pan’s Flight had a 20 minute wait.

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The lines for Peter Pan’s Flight and “it’s a small world” took up space in this walkway.

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“it’s a small world” had a 15 minute wait.

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There was a line to enter Gaston’s Tavern that ran around the corner onto the bridge.

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Meanwhile, Mad Tea Party only had a 10 minute wait.

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Crowds got worse near Voyage of the Little Mermaid, which had a 50 minute wait, much longer compared to its usual popularity pre-COVID.

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Seven Dwarfs’ Mine Train also had a 50 minute wait, though this is relatively short compared to its pre-COVID wait times.

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The crowds were dense near the Storybook Circus entrance as well.

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There was a long line leading from the snack carts into the Cricus.

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In Tomorrowland, the Speedway only had a 15 minute wait, but the line reached Mad Tea Party.

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Space Mountain was down when we passed by, so there weren’t issues with crowding in this area.

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Back on Main Street, U.S.A., we secured a good spot for the Disney Villains Cavalcade, though people were having trouble social distancing on the sidewalks.

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Some guests cleared out before Winnie-the-Pooh and friends made their way down the street a few minutes later.

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We noticed big crowds during cavalcades the other day as well. Social distancing markers have been added to the sidewalks for these cavalcades but guests aren’t always following guidelines.

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The Main Street bypass was opened, just like the other day, so guests going in or out can avoid the cavalcade crowds.

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The bypass was almost empty.

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Tape markers have been added to the ground leading into the bypass street as an extended queue for the Confectionery.

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Though wait times are not quite as long as those at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, they do seem to be picking up.

Have you visited Magic Kingdom recently? What was your experience with crowds like? Let us know in the comments.

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Taco Cat
Taco Cat
2 months ago

What is difference between cavalcade and parade?