Disney Resort Left “Abandoned”, Looks Like a Ghost Town

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The Walt Disney World theme parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom — have been flooded with Guests as of late due to spring break crowds. We have not only reported on ride lines taking over the Parks, but transportation lines extending throughout select Disney World Resort hotels.

But after the morning rush, during mid-day, most Guests are visiting the theme parks, leaving the Disney Resort hotels “abandoned”.

Related: Disney Park Left A Ghost Town Days Before Indefinite Closure

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Bioreconstruct shared a series of photos to Twitter, showing what different Resort hotels look like in the afternoon. For starters, the All-Star Resorts — made up of Disney’s All-Star Music, Disney’s All-Star Sports, and Disney’s All-Star Movies — looked like a ghost town as many Disney World Guests were out visiting the theme parks.

They write:

Aerial overview of All Stars Resorts.

Related: Disney Park Left a “Ghost Town” as Holiday Crowds Vanish

Over at Disney’s Art of Animation, we can see the Cars section of the Resort hotel, which looks abandoned. Bioreconstruct shared:

Aerial look at the Cars section of Art of Animation resort.

And the sister Resort — Pop Century — also looked empty, which you can see in the image below:

Aerial photo of some of Pop Century resort.

Related: Aerial View Reveals Just How Crowded Disney World Is Right Now

Keep in mind that when Walt Disney World and Disneyland reopened to Guests after temporarily closing due to the ongoing pandemic, the theme parks implemented a new reservation system to help monitor Park capacity called the Park Pass system.

Now, in order to enter a theme park — including Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom — at Walt Disney World or Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure at Disneyland, Guests must not only have valid Park admission, but a valid Park Pass reservation.

And in 2020, Chairman of Parks, Experiences and Products Josh D’Amaro indicated that the newly implemented Park Pass system is a “new normal” that isn’t going away anytime soon, if ever, so Guests should get accustomed to utilizing the Disney Park Pass system if they are planning a trip to Walt Disney World.

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Additionally, we do want to note that recently, Disney CFO Christine McCarthy stated that Park’s capacity would never return to normal as they are “managing things differently now”. This sparked quite the conversation amongst Disney fans as many can’t imagine what “full capacity” would look like considering how packed the Parks are now.

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If you want to visit Walt Disney World on your next vacation, let the expert team at Academy Travel help you plan your next magical vacation. You won’t want to miss everything the Parks — Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the Disney Springs shopping and dining district has to offer!

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