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Welcome to the Magic Kingdom on the first Saturday of Spring Break season! It’s no secret that Park Passes are in short supply as we enter this historically busy time of year, so we’re expecting some pretty heavy crowds as the parks are booked to capacity every day for the next week. Let’s head in and see what’s in store for this busy weekend.
We were among the first handful of guests to enter the park, and where else would you head but towards Cinderella Castle?
It’s a sunny, though slightly warm, day in the kingdom. Considering some states are getting a serious winter storm, we won’t complain too much about the 80-degree temperature.
We were a bit concerned that the Evil Stepsisters would be put on pause during the Spring Break rush much like they were during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, but were pleasantly surprised to see them in their usual spot today.
Heading into Frontierland, we were treated to the Royal Princess Processional cavalcade.
We also caught the Goofy and Friends cavalcade rolling through the land.
Unfortunately, for other guests in Frontierland, there would be a lot of waiting today. Tom Sawyer Island is 25 minutes from the point pictures, but the line extended further back resulting in nearly a 40-minute wait to get to the island.
On our way out of the park, this view of Main Street from Cinderella Castle reflected our experience of the day — the park was busy, but not overly so, and today was certainly less crowded than other peak days we’ve witnessed since the Magic Kingdom reopened. Attractions increasing their capacities, such as Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, are likely helping to keep the common areas of the park slightly clearer.
At Roundup Rodeo BBQ, there has been disappointingly little visible progress since our update last week. Hopefully there is work occurring on the inside.
In Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, one of the handful of characters that regularly appear — Stormtroopers — were out and about, questioning guests who passed by.
On our way out, we caught the Mickey & Friends Motorcade heading up Hollywood Boulevard towards Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Much like Magic Kingdom, the park didn’t feel as packed as it has other days in recent memory.
As we enter the busy Spring Break weeks, do you want to visit the Walt Disney World parks? Are you having trouble finding Park Passes in order to gain entry into the parks? Let us know your experience in the comments!