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PHOTOS: Makeshift Extended Queues, Hours-Long Waits and More as Holiday Crowds Descend Upon the Magic Kingdom

As we enter Columbus Day weekend, we’re once again noticing bigger crowds and longer wait times at Magic Kingdom.

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In Fantasyland, The Barnstormer has opened an extended queue in the currently closed Fantasyland Station.

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Dumbo the Flying Elephant had reached a moderate wait time of twenty minutes.

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Under the Sea – Journey of the Little Mermaid used the Ariel’s Grotto queue.

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Across the sidewalk, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was wrapped around the mountain with a seventy-five minute wait.

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Gaston’s Tavern, which reopened last month, had a small queue.

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We’re heading back into the days of stroller crowds, with a decent amount parked next to Prince Charming Regal Carrousel.

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The Carrousel itself had a queue that wrapped around itself multiple times.

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Nearby, “it’s a small world” had a forty minute wait.

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With construction ongoing at “it’s a small world”, the queue trailed into the Tangled bathrooms courtyard.

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Peter Pan’s Flight had a forty-five minute wait.

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The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh had a queue that extended back out past Cheshire Cafe—all for a 30-minute wait.

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Over in Frontierland, Tom Sawyer Island is currently closed for a three-month refurbishment. Big Thunder Mountain is now using the island’s queue as an extended queue.

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The Splash Mountain queue ran past Pecos Bill, with very little social distancing.

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Cast Members ensured the queue was safely out of the way as a Halloween cavalcade went by.

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Once closer to Splash Mountain, we saw that it had a ninety minute wait.

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The Haunted Mansion queue ran well into Frontierland.

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Over in Tomorrowland, the Carousel of Progress queue was beyond the point of social distancing markers.

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Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin had a line outside the building.

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Astro Orbiter has been using some of the PeopleMover’s queue.

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Space Mountain’s line took up most of the space in front of the attraction, with an A-frame pointing guests to the entrance.

Keep checking WDWNT for more updates about crowds and wait times at Walt Disney World.

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Gene
Gene
13 days ago

Does anyone thing that with the increasing crowds that Disney will bring back fastpasses by the Thanksgiving week holiday?

Larry
12 days ago

In spite of all the hazards of 2020; it is nice to know you can still visit MICKEY……this is America and you are Blessed to be here…..empty that piggyback; grab the kids (and a local disabled child)….and show the World that we are Americans and we are STRONG!!!!

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