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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!! in the News & Rumors forums; Amazing wait times at WDW yesterday (monday 28th) as stated by wdwmagic twitter feed: Studios at 3.45pm RnR 160mins ToT 100mins Backlot Tour 40mins Star Tours 30mins Toy Story Mania ...
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    Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    Amazing wait times at WDW yesterday (monday 28th) as stated by wdwmagic twitter feed:

    Studios at 3.45pm
    RnR 160mins
    ToT 100mins
    Backlot Tour 40mins
    Star Tours 30mins
    Toy Story Mania 140mins

    At 5.30pm Toy story Mania hit 200mins wait!!!!! 3 hours and 20 minutes!!!

    Epcot at 3.45pm
    Figment 40mins!!!
    SSE 45mins
    Test Trak 150mins
    Soarin 165mins
    Mission Space orange 120mins
    Living with the Land 30mins
    Universe of Energy 20mins
    Seas with Nemo 30mins
    Mexico boat ride 30mins
    Malestrom 50mins

    Magic Kingdom at 3.50pm
    Big Thunder 120mins
    Buzzlightyear Spin 70mins
    Dumbo 60mins
    Space mountain 110mins
    Splash 60mins
    Small World 40mins
    Haunted Mansion 45mins

    at 3pm (during parade)
    Pirates 40mins
    Pooh 80mins
    Pan 85mins
    Jungle 50mins

    Almost glad I'm not there. And they had shut most/all the parks.

    This pic of Africa in AK just shows you how extreme the amount of people in the parks was:
    Here is a capacity Harambe at AK 5pm on Twitpic

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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    WOW!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!
    That's crazy!

    We usually go in September. 5 minutes wait for Soarin!

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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    Wait til NYE. Soarin' usually gets over 5hrs wait. insane!

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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    Yeah it's always like that right after christmas and before new years.
    But right after new years the people start to leave and lines get shorter.

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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    Both MK and AK experienced "Stage 3" closings yesterday. That means that they were closed to all but resort guests and AP holders who already have tickets in hand. The parking lots would have closed even earlier. I believe they were fully open again around 3:30 or so.

    You're talking about the busiest week of the year.
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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    we have some friends down there. I'm sure things were crazy! lol
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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    I have a friend that went to MK on Christmas Day and Epcot the next. He said that he arrived right when Morning EMH started and walked on HM, PP, and everything except SM at MK. He said the crowds were not bad until noon, but by then, they had hit all the big attractions that they wanted to do. He also said it was similar at Epcot the next morning.

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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    That's insane.
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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    Sorry, not worth going if the lines are that long.
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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    I heard that again today MK reached a Stage 3 closing for a few hours, and DHS reached Stage 2 (ticket windows closed - only guests with tickets already in hand are permitted in).

    For the curious:

    Each park has some thresholds for capacity (these numbers are not known to the public). As each threshold is reached (via computer counting at the turnstiles), it initiates a particular stage of closure for that park. Until a certain number of people leave the park (which would generally be somewhat less than the threshold for reaching that stage in the first place), the restrictions would not be lifted.

    Stage 1 - The parking lot entrance is closed. Only guests who can reach the park via Disney Transportation (buses, monorail and boats) are allowed in.

    Stage 2 - All ticket windows are closed and ticket vending machines are turned off. Only guests with valid tickets in hand are allowed in.

    Stage 3 - Only Resort guests (with Resort ID) and Annual Passholders are allowed in.

    Stage 4 - No additional guests are allowed in.
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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    Yes, I understand that it was another busy day at MK.
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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    I wonder how many times a stage 4 happens!!
    Still think September is a great time to go!

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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    I know people love WDW, but, really.....?
    That doesn't even look/sound remotely enjoyable.
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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    all I can say is HOLY COW!!!!

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    Re: Mind Blowing Wait times!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon&Randy View Post
    I wonder how many times a stage 4 happens!!
    Still think September is a great time to go!
    MK Usually gets it about 4-7 times a year.
    Epcot may on NYE.
    DHS & AK a few times at random.

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