Short WDW recap - 6/8 to 6/11

Friday, June 11, 2021 4:51 PM

It's horrible right now, don't come.

More specifically the crowds are way excessive (and I've been there on Christmas) and ops can't keep up, especially without fastpass. It no longer feels like it justifies the premium cost.

Rise was sick, though.

Last edited by Vincent Greene, Friday, June 11, 2021 4:52 PM
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Friday, June 11, 2021 5:51 PM
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That's not much of a trip report. What exactly made it not ideal? My family was there yesterday, had a great time at Magic Kingdom.


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Friday, June 11, 2021 5:58 PM

The lines were excessive even for Disney, food was virtually impossible without reservations, no fastpass means I literally got less product than I paid for etc etc etc. (my tickets were purchased prepandemic.)

Sure, if you've never been it's fine, i suppose.

Last edited by Vincent Greene, Friday, June 11, 2021 6:02 PM
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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:25 PM

Without Fastpass I haven't seen a long line for anything since queues literally never stop moving because Disney is so good with ride capacity.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:39 PM

Really? I saw 60 minutes+ all over the place and was last there yesterday. Have you gone this month?

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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:53 PM
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Yes, to all four parks. I've been on E-ticket rides that under the Fastpass system I had not been on in a very long time. I've had several laps on Seven Dwarfs, a bunch on Space Mountain, plus Toy Story Mania, Mickey & Minnie's Runway Railway, Frozen, Flight of Passage, etc. (most of those in the last two weeks). Food is not impossible if you're talking about counter service, you just use the app and order.


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Friday, June 11, 2021 6:58 PM

Are they still limiting crowd capacity?

How about Universal? Im headed there in a few weeks

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Friday, June 11, 2021 8:12 PM

Disney is still requiring reservations, but I'm not sure what their current cap limit is. Universal has never been on a reservation system, but has been increasing their capacity as with other parks.

With the announcement today that WDW will no longer require masks for vaccinated guests (with the exception of on transportation), I'd say at this point the park experience is going to be back to a virtual sense of normalcy, minus the live shows that haven't returned yet.

Did you see 60 minute waits posted or did you actively wait 60 minutes in ride queues? Kilimanjaro Safaris and Space Mountain are two rides that come to mind that have had distanced lines stretched out into makeshift extended queues in the park, but without FP+ and with full ride capacity being restored, I still went from getting in a line that stretched waaaaay past the normal entrance to sitting in the ride in 20-40 minutes.

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Friday, June 11, 2021 9:01 PM
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Cast member at MK told Diana yesterday that they just upped capacity, so more than 35%, but less than 100%. Heading to DHS tomorrow, so curious to see if it's noticable.

I didn't mind the mask mandate indoors, but AK was enforcing it in outdoor queues like Flight of Passage and Everest.


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Friday, June 11, 2021 10:04 PM
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Saturday, June 12, 2021 11:18 AM

It was short, yet it conveyed the current experience.

And rolling back masks on the honor system only furthers that opinion.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:00 PM
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A couple friends and I went to EPCOT on Thursday for the evening. We got there at 6 and the park felt like it does on a Tuesday in February. It was basically perfect for an evening stroll around the park. The longest wait we had was 35 minutes for Sorin'. Otherwise it was a nice night for some beverages, people watching, and food. Personally I hope the way they do counter service with having to mobile order never goes away. I love being able to order my food and picking it up without ever having to stand in those unmanaged lines.


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Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:03 PM
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Rolling back the mask requirement only brings them in line with the rest of the amusement industry, while at the same time increasing the chance that they will get my $$ sooner.

And that's not some sort of anti-mask declaration. Coming from Ohio we would rather wait until as much normalcy as possible before investing in such a big adventure.

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 12:15 PM
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At DHS right now. Definitely higher capacity, and wait times are getting longer. It's going to be rough if they don't bring back Fastpass soon.

Will be happy about dropping masks, not because of risk, but because people who don't understand that their nose is connected to their mouth drive me nuts.


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