PHOTOS: Thanksgiving Crowds Begin to Arrive in Magic Kingdom
The holidays mean a lot of different things in Disney World — festive decorations, new foods, a ton of special merchandise, and exclusive holiday events. Another thing it means is that there will be a LOT of people in the theme parks.
This is one of the busiest times of the year at Disney World, and you will definitely see that right now with the start of Thanksgiving Week. So, we went over to Magic Kingdom today to see how things were going — let’s take a look!
Magic Kingdom Crowds
Just as we suspected, it was VERY busy at the entrance to Magic Kingdom this morning.
A huge crowd of people were waiting to scan to get into the park.
People as far as the eye can see!
Once inside the park, things weren’t as bad, but it’s definitely still very busy. Check out all of the people over in Liberty Square.
If you’re not a fan of crowds, this is not the time to be inside the park.
Frontierland was a little bit better, but it is by no means a quiet area right now.
And heads up, when we’re in busy times like this, you will even be waiting in long lines for the bathroom.
The wait times were definitely reflecting the high crowds as well. Around noon, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train had a wait time of 150 minutes.
Peter Pan’s Flight wasn’t far behind at 125 minutes, both Space Mountain and Jingle Cruise were at 105 minutes, Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin was at 85 minutes, and Pirates of the Caribbean, Haunted Mansion, and Big Thunder Mountain were at 65 minutes.
Even rides that you can usually count on to have lower wait times were high — Tomorrowland Speedway was at 50 minutes, The Magic Carpets of Aladdin were at 45 minutes, and The Barnstormer was at 40 minutes.
These wait times fluctuate throughout the day, but you can pretty much count on higher wait times for popular rides this week since it’s a holiday.
Stay tuned for more Disney World news and updates!