Tourists jam theme parks for holiday

Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2002 4:02 AM | Contributed by Shawn

In the strongest signs yet that tourism is recovering to pre-Sept. 11 levels, three Central Florida theme parks reported record-setting attendance, and the Magic Kingdom was so packed on Monday that it had to close parking lots to all but Disney resort guests. Disney's Animal Kingdom had its biggest day ever.

Read more from the Orlando Sentinal.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2002 6:34 AM

Buy Disney stock NOW!

---- IGGY .

Wednesday, April 3, 2002 10:27 AM
Ughhhhh. I went to disney, and didnt even bother staying more than an hour at the parks. Typhoon lagoon and Blizzard Beach were filled to capacity. IOA was packed too.
Thursday, April 4, 2002 4:48 AM

IOA and BGT were just plain sick. Sick.

Good thing I bought the Power Annual Pass ($5 more than the two-day two-park passes they were plugging at the gates) and the Fun Card for BGT. I'll be back.


Thursday, April 4, 2002 5:56 AM

I was surprised to see they don't do Platinum passes at the Florida parks. I bought one last year at BGW (two years, all Busch parks, $200), but they couldn't redeem it yet because they were out of the cards. Couldn't make it into plastic at BGW either because they just don't sell them there.

So we'll get our cards redeemed like a year after we bought them!

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Friday, April 5, 2002 5:47 PM
Was at IOA on Monday...was lucky...not too crowded. Was at WDWMK on goodness there were tooooooo many people there. They closed the gates at about 11:30 that day. Squeaked in roughly 6 rides in 10 hours....sick. Did well at IOA though...Fire was faster than I remembered and Hulk was ho-hum. All in all it was a good week though. Oh...saw 6 sharks at New Smyrna Beach on that was a high light. :)

I've just seen the future...what was I saying?

Friday, April 5, 2002 9:25 PM
BGT was pretty crowded April 1 some lady hurt her back on Lion side of Gwizi Tampa Fire Rescue had to get her out of her seat the ride ops did not much makes me wonder how much better things would be with that new safety system we have been hearing about here. It seemed crowded but the lines were only about 10-15 minutes so it was ok except for the 2 hour wait for rhino rally! April 2 the park was a lot less crowded lines were still very short! UIoA on April 3 however was very very crowded!!! The Dragons line was only about 15 minutes so that wasnt bad but hulk was about 1 hour 20 minutes the whole day, and Spiderman was about 2 hours the whole day! It was rainy and I had to use the single rider lanes to get what I wanted to in the short amount of time. GREAT FOOD!!!!

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Monday, April 8, 2002 8:32 PM
I went to sfmm and X had a 2 and a half hour wait.

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