Guests Look to Brighten Dreary Christmas Morning at Magic Kingdom as Crowds Begin to Arrive

Eric Morton

Guests Look to Brighten Dreary Christmas Morning at Magic Kingdom as Crowds Begin to Arrive

Cheerful guests and dreary Christmas weather

Cheerful Guests, Dreary Christmas Weather

It’s wet, cloudy and a bit on the cool side this morning, but that’s not stopping guests from coming to a sold out Magic Kingdom to create a little magic for the Christmas season, on what promises to be one of the busiest days of the year. Guests were swapping their Christmas pajamas for umbrellas to fight a light rain, that is expected to persist most of the day, with highs in the low 70s, with most of the day remaining in the 60s.

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With Genie+ hitting its highest price ever, we are sure it will be a congested day. The line-skipping service is usually a good way to measure guest demand for the parks. Christmas Day is generally packed, and while some guests may have stayed in this morning to exchange gifts, the tempo at the Magic Kingdom has been steadily increasing for what is sure to be a crowded day.

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While it’s wet out, that didn’t stop some brave souls from racing their cars on the Tomorrowland Speedway, where the wait time was only 15 minutes at 8:55 AM.

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Large crowds are expected at all four Walt Disney World theme parks today as the holiday season reaches its peak. Most Annual Passholders are blocked out this week, unless they have the Incredi Pass to make room for guests who have made Christmas at Disney a part of their family’s holiday tradition.

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  • Eric Morton

    Eric's unique blend of Marine Corps discipline, humor, and storytelling talent make him a versatile member WDWNT team. A member of our leadership team, he occasionally contributes as a writer, and can more often be found contributing to WDWNT's YouTube content. He hosts Boxed In and is a member of the WDW News Tonight cast.

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