Magic Kingdom closes on Christmas at capacity, also Internet reaction

Posted Tuesday, December 26, 2017 11:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The official Walt Disney World Twitter account posted about the closure:

Also, see Internet reactions on ComicBook.com.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017 11:51 AM

People that are shocked that it's busy are idiots. How can you possibly, in the Internet age, not know that's going to happen?

Also, yikes, nice grammar on the part of the cast reactions.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017 1:17 PM

I'm not aware of Cedar Point ever getting so busy they decide to close the gates, but people are just as shocked when they come on holiday weekends and the park is packed. As if they were the only ones who came up with the idea of enjoying a day at the park on a long weekend.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 1:35 PM

Follow Bush Gardens Williamsburg during their Christmas Town event.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017 5:14 PM

When I am at Disney World on Christmas Day, I try to go one of the other parks besides Magic Kingdom. Last year we were at Animal Kingdom and it wasn't that crowded. Expedition Everest was less than 5 minutes using the single rider line around 11 am and standby waits weren't that bad for the time of year up to 45 minutes for some rides. Since there weren't that many rides in the park, with FastPass for the few rides with longer lines, it worked out well. That was our last day in the parks for that trip and wouldn't want to be in any Orlando parks from the 26th until January.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017 2:26 PM

I generally would agree, but I just checked the wait times for the non MK parks and there doesn’t seem to be much relief outside of the MK.

Any time the Land boat ride (whatever they call it) is over an hour wait, the place is hopping...

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Thursday, December 28, 2017 5:19 PM

I believe it's called "the best place in Epcot for a nap now that Ellen's is closed".

I kid. I kid. Everyone knows the best place at WDW to nap is Impressions of France.

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Friday, December 29, 2017 1:51 PM

Jason Hammond said:

I'm not aware of Cedar Point ever getting so busy they decide to close the gates, but people are just as shocked when they come on holiday weekends and the park is packed. As if they were the only ones who came up with the idea of enjoying a day at the park on a long weekend.

I've been told by an employee or two that it has happened but if it has I'm surprised to not have seen any internet screaming about it in the days after it supposedly happened. I only saw complaints about how horribly busy it was on the day that they had supposedly stopped allowing people in temporarily. This makes me doubt if the employee was given proper info and was too busy working to know any differently. On the day in question the line for Blue Streak was said to be two hours long. I can't verify because I chose to wait and go a few days later. I can't remember a date just that it was two seasons ago, not this past summer.

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Friday, December 29, 2017 11:08 PM

I was at SeaWorld today. Place was PACKED...but everyone was eating or watching shows. Lines were all an hour or less all day, usually around 30 minutes.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017 12:03 AM

This (Sea World) is good to hear. I am considering going to Sea World on the 1st, because I'll be staying at a hotel next door. I wanted to ask about crowds, but I know that's a no-no on this, and most boards, and for good reason. I'm probably going to buy the cheapest season pass they sell, (Fun card - $99) as I'm at this hotel a few times per year for work.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017 6:13 AM

It was a very long wait to get in the park I should point out (which didn’t affect us as I had someone getting us in on their passes). So be mindful of that. Around an hour to get tickets and get in.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017 11:10 PM

Thanks for the heads up. If I go, I won't get there until 3 or 4. I'll probably just concentrate on the coasters, (Need Mako and Manta credits) and then walk around looking at easy to see stuff without waiting in long lines. I'll have another visit on a Monday in January in a few weeks to catch up on stuff without long lines. I'm looking forward to my visit, as this is a present to myself to celebrate my recent promotion and my union contracted pay raise. (See what I did there?)

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Thursday, January 4, 2018 12:31 PM

Christmas day and Christmas eve are probably two days I would never even think of visiting an amusement park. Not because of the crowds, but because there is nothing appealing about the experience as a way to celebrate Christmas. Give me some hot spiced wine, fire in the fireplace, soft Christmas music, gently falling snow and a nice spread of food. That says "Christmas" to me.

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