Holiday Weekend Crowds Descend on Disney World

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It is not a shocking statement to say that many Disney fans find that Valentine’s Day at Disney World is one of the most romantic places anyone can visit on this special day. With Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney Springs offerings thrills, shopping, delicious eats, and stunning atmosphere, you really can’t go wrong when picking any location on Disney property.

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That being said, get ready to face the crowds if you are visiting on Valentine’s Day because it seems that everyone wants to celebrate the day of love at the Most Magical Place on Earth.

As of 11:00 a.m. on February 14, 2021, all Disney Park Passes were gone for all Annual Passholders. That being said, Disney Park Pass availability changes constantly, so keep an eye out on your My Disney Experience app for the most up to date information if you are ever trying to snag a last-minute theme park reservation.

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Considering this is also a long weekend, with President’s Day being celebrated tomorrow, February 15, 2021, the double holiday has surely brought in the crowds.

Earlier today, wait times were also skyrocketing. For example, Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain,  and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror were all at 70-minute waits.

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And to climb even higher, Avatar Flight of Passage, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Slinky Dog Dash, and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith ranged between 80-90 minute waits.

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Even Muppet*Vision 3D, a show that is typically a walk-on attraction, was a 60-minute wait at one point! Even during the busy summer months at Disney World, I have never seen the attraction at such a high wait time. That being said, the theater is currently spaced out in terms of seating and socially distanced, which could cater to the longer wait times.

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Even Thrill Date (@ThrillData) showed that wait times were higher than Christmas, which is typically one of the busiest days of the year at Magic Kingdom.

At Magic Kingdom, it seems that many Guests have come to celebrate Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day weekend. The entire park is currently at capacity (35%) to all Guests.

Disney Springs also hit capacity this evening. Only Guests with dining reservations were able to enter once capacity hit, and it was pretty jam-packed. Because there are so many construction walls up, there are many sections in Disney Springs that tend to bottleneck Guests, which only creates more compact crowds.

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Credit: ITM Reporter Alessa
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Credit: ITM Reporter Alessa

In celebration of Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World Resort, there was a special Valentine’s Day offering for Guests to make today a little extra special and memorable. Click here to see all the details.

How did you celebrate Valentine’s Day? Will you be at the Disney World parks this week?

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