If you have been to Walt Disney World Resort lately, you know that there have been many changes and new offerings added to the theme parks. With the 50th anniversary underway, and international travel opening back up, Guests are once again flocking to the Most Magical Place on Earth.
Although the pandemic is still in tow, if we look at the change in crowds from this time last year, it is quite an increase. Disney World is not yet operating at full capacity; however, their capacity limit remains unknown and fluctuating in an upwards direction. One of the biggest changes that Magic Kingdom implemented for the 50th anniversary, aside from the stunning decor scattered throughout Main Street, U.S.A., Fantasyland, and Cinderella Castle, is the new firework show.
Guests said goodbye to Happily Ever After as Disney Enchantment took over for the anniversary, and potentially, longer as Disney has not yet confirmed or allotted an end date for the show. Disney Enchantment opened to mixed reviews; while some Guests loved the show, others did not feel it lived up to its predecessor. But, with that being said, it seems that no amount of negative reviews will impact the amount of crowds flooding the Park to see the show.
Incredi-Nick (@3BridgesNick) took to Twitter to show how Main Street, U.S.A. looked the other evening as Guests filled every inch of space to see the show.
— Incredi-Nick ⚡️ (@3BridgesNick) October 24, 2021
From the photo’s looks, we can see that Nick is quite far back and that the sea of Guests is consistently large and packed tight the entire way through the front of Cinderella Castle, back to the end of Main Street, U.S.A. It should be noted that masks are only required while Guests are indoors at Walt Disney World at the time of this article’s publishing.
If you plan to visit Magic Kingdom soon and don’t want to necessarily be caught too deep in the firework crowds, you don’t have to! Disney Enchantment utilizes projection mapping on Main Street, U.S.A., so it is actually an even more immersive and exciting show if you are able to not only see the castle projections but the storefront projections as well.
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