If you are planning a vacation to Disney during extremely crowded times of the year, you may be interested to find out more what you should expect at the Magic Kingdom.
Extremely Busy Days:
There are actually many times throughout the year that the parks are highly busy. They are to include the following times of the year:
- New Year’s Eve
- Christmas Day
- Fourth of July
- Thanksgiving Weekend
During these times of the year, you may find that the parks are so overcrowded that they no longer allow additional guests in to the parks. To find out more about the various The Phases of Capacity Levels in the Disney Theme Parks, read here!
What to Expect:
If you are lucky enough to be one of the thousands attending the Magic Kingdom on one of these days, you should expect to see many other excited Disney fans amongst you! Main Street can really be more than overwhelming, especially if you plan to travel down Main Street with a child or a stroller!
To accommodate, Disney often opens up alternative routes which detour guests around the outside of Main Street to the front of the theme park. One route opened this past Fourth of July is found beside Buzz Lightyear in Tomorrowland. See below is a blue uninflated balloon which points to the alternate route.
In addition, there was also an alternate exit route set up which opened between the Plaza Restaurant and the restrooms. After going through this alternate exit, you will walk behind Main Street. While it is certainly not as scenic as Main Street, for these events, Disney has certainly “prettied” up the area adding bushes, walls, etc.
As you approach the opening to Main Street (close to The Chapeau), Disney often sets up alternative firework viewing locations for guests. Here you will find chairs, often a band or DJ playing music, and a small concession stand. This allows for people to have a place to view the fireworks without having to deal with the extreme crowd levels!
If you are someone who really hates the extreme crowds but would like to spend the crowded days of the year in the Magic Kingdom, be sure to look for these alternative routes and viewing areas to ease your nerves!