Have parks been crowded?

Thursday, March 20, 2003 1:28 PM
I am wondering if the parks that are open right now are crowded (due to the war and all). Has anyone recently been to a park such as SFMM or Disney? Will the terrorism affect you visiting large destination parks?

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Friday, March 21, 2003 2:52 PM
From what I have heard, Disney is at a lack of costumers. I have not heard anything about SFMM.

This year I'm going to SFGAm and SFKK. Living in south central Wisconsin SFGAm or Big Chief could be my home park, we have to back our home parks no matter what. As for SFKK, I wanted to see how a smaller Six Flags operated, also to ride Greezed/Viper/Tidal and the other coasters. I have nothing against these other parks. I don't know if you would consider SFKK a large destination park. Maybe SFMM next year.

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Friday, March 21, 2003 3:15 PM
It is predicted that parks that appeal to the local crowds will do well during the war. The general public does not want to travel but wants an escape from the war so it is expected that local crowds will go up at parks and tourism will go down.

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Saturday, March 22, 2003 9:05 AM
SFOT was totally bare the other day. I had a 5 minute wait for Titan and virtually no wait at most others. Mr. Freeze was down though.

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Saturday, March 22, 2003 9:55 AM
i just got back from disneyland paris and it empty good 4 me i only queued up 4 5 mins max for the most popular ride
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Saturday, March 22, 2003 10:19 AM
Dang, so the lines have been!
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Sunday, March 23, 2003 9:18 AM
Went to PKD yesterday for opening. There was some kind of dance competition, but pretty much everything was less than 2 trains except Volcano which was 20 min and Hypersonic which was only one train (and part of the time only 7 seats) and was 1:00.

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Sunday, March 23, 2003 9:21 AM
I was at KBF this past wednesday, and it was crowded to say the least, GR had about a 40 minute wait (w/ 2 trains), Supreme had a 20 min wait and Boomer had at least a 15 minute wait. Keep in mind that most kids arent even out of school for break till next week out here. A few freinds went to MM yesterday (while I sat in Traffic school for a bum ticket!), and they said most of the major rides had at least an hour wait.
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Sunday, March 23, 2003 9:42 AM
has anyone recently been to WDW? if so how crowded have they been? I leave for orlando in about 3 days

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Sunday, March 23, 2003 7:56 PM
I know it didn't affect SDC at all. It was quite busy for the Spring time when I went. SDC did increase their security due to the war, other than that it just had more tributes to the troops.

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Monday, March 24, 2003 6:26 AM
Sawblade5 - I was kind of surprised by the crowds at SDC on tuesday and this weekend when I went. Nice sunny weather in the 60s & 70s helped. I think it bodes well for the season that the crowds were good sized for such an early opening date. Lots of families in Branson during spring break.

Jim Wolgamuth
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*** This post was edited by JWolg 3/24/2003 11:27:47 AM ***

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Monday, March 24, 2003 6:38 AM
BGW was 5 minute waits at most for a good portion of the day on the 22nd. There was a small period during the mid-afternoon where it got a little more crowded for some reason, but it died back down around 5 or 6pm until close.

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Monday, March 24, 2003 8:36 AM
Most seasonal parks are real slow every year for the first few weekends that they are open. A new ride may have a long wait, but the rest is pretty empty except for the season pass office.
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Monday, March 24, 2003 11:27 AM
I was at Disney a few weeks ago right after they announced one of those orange terror alerts and it really didnt do much to the already normally small crowds. The day I was at MK it was packed with hour long waits for almost all the E-Ticket attractions. Thank god for FastPass.

With spring breaks letting loose now on Florida, however, expect larger crowds at all the parks.

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