Spending any holiday at Disney World — especially Magic Kingdom — usually means you need to buckle-up and get ready to push your way through a crowd. With Thanksgiving Guests already showing up to the parks, Inside the Magic decided to see for ourselves how busy it could really get when it comes to 35% capacity on what would typically be a bustling day at Magic Kingdom, pre-pandemic.
In order to visit a Disney Park, you must obtain a Disney Park Pass reservation. These are typically tough to get, and when I was looking to book one for Thanksgiving, 2 days prior to the holiday, I did not think I would be successful. Shockingly enough, Magic Kingdom appeared!
It should be noted that since capacity has recently gone up 10%, a lot more Disney Park Passes were likely to become available. Unfortunately for Magic Kingdom, their are some areas, such as the passageway in Fantasyland between “it’s a small world” and Peter Pan’s Flight that bottleneck, so even at a reduced capacity, social distancing gets quite difficult, especially on a major holiday such as Thanksgiving.
If you want to check out what it’s like to navigate your way through Magic Kingdom on Thanksgiving and the holiday season during a pandemic, take a look below to see if the crowds are to your comfort level.
When you visit Disney World, you may see crowds but social distancing and safety are always priorities for Cast Members and The Walt Disney Company as a whole. Disney World enforces mask-wearing, from Cast Members reminding Guests to audio reminders to your My Disney Experience app sending push notifications about Disney’s safety guidelines. We recently even discovered that Disney World Cast Members will stop attractions mid-way through if they see on a camera that a Guest has taken off their mask (and trust us, they are always watching).
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Do you think the Thanksgiving crowds at Magic Kingdom are too large?