Disney World Hits Capacity at All Four Parks Today

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All four of Walt Disney World Resort’s theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — have reached capacity today, December 5, Walt Disney’s birthday.

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Disney World is currently using the Disney Park Pass reservation system to limit capacity at all of its theme park destinations. The reservation system is set to be used at least into 2022, although modified Park Hopper ticket options will return in January 2021.

Social media users have shared details about today’s Disney World crowds.

Twitter user Bioreconstruct shared an aerial photo of EPCOT’s busy Cast Member parking lot, writing:

All Walt Disney World parks were at capacity today for all forms of reservations (resort guests, day guests, annual pass). An aerial with status of EPCOT Cast Member parking.

Magic Kingdom Guest Stuart shared this Cinderella Castle selfie with the caption:

Good morning from Magic Kingdom!!

Although crowds are not yet extremely thick in this photo, you can definitely see groups beginning to gather in front of the castle at the end of Main Street, U.S.A.

Dr. Bob Claus shared his sadness at the Disney World capacity situation this weekend, posting:

Holy cookies. I just found out all Disney World park reservations are booked today. 

WDW Stats has shared the highest wait times for Disney World rides right now, noting:

Highest waiting times in #WDW:
Slinky Dog Dash – 120 min

Avatar Flight of Passage – 90 min

Soarin’ Around the World – 90 min

DINOSAUR – 80 min

Frozen Ever After – 80 min

Although wait times are certainly not as bad as would be expected if the theme parks were at maximum capacity, it is important to remember that Disney World is still operating at limited capacity amid the ongoing pandemic.

Although Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek has confirmed that the Florida Disney Parks have increased capacity since their initial phased reopening stage in July, they are still not anywhere near 100% crowd levels on a daily basis.

Are you at Disney World today? How have you found crowd levels?

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