After being closed for nearly four months, the Magic Kingdom officially reopened today at Walt Disney World!
And we’re here to report on ride wait times, reopening procedures, and of course, crowd levels.
So what exactly does a reopened Magic Kingdom look like? We got there bright and early to find out.
The initial crowds were not unlike a normal day at the park, and there was a line to get into the Main Street Bakery that went past the social distancing markers on the ground.
When we circled back to Main Street a little bit later in the morning, however, we noticed that the entrance to the Magic Kingdom had lightened up a bit.
After walking through the Hub, we turned to the left to walk into Adventureland, where we noticed that there was quite a bit more space to walk around.
We turned our sights toward the Jungle Cruise, where there was once again a line that went past the ride’s designated queue and social distancing markers, though it was far from the longest wait time we spotted at the Magic Kingdom this morning (that honor went to Pirates of the Caribbean, which had a 50 minute wait around this time).
One BIG line that we did see was over at Splash Mountain merchandise! This was also a huge wait for Passholder Preview day, when the virtual line wait time reached up to 240 minutes.
Just like we saw earlier this week, you got in line to sign up for the virtual line…
…then, when you were texted that it was your turn, you got into another line!
Throughout the day, wait times and crowd levels remained relatively light due to the limited capacity. The times we most noticed crowding was due to weather, such as during rain storms.
During Character Cavalcades, we also some guests gathering, but overall most people seemed to respect each other’s distance.
Around Cinderella Castle midday, crowds had lightened significantly.
In fact, it was a perfect time for a PhotoPass opportunity!
By this point, crowds down Main Street had also gotten far less. If reopening day so far is anything to go by, it seems like crowds at the park will be far less by midday compared to the mornings (which are still less than normal due to the limited capacity).
We will be at the Magic Kingdom all day today LIVE and will continue to monitor the crowd sizes. Stay tuned here for more updates!
What do you think of the crowds at Magic Kingdom’s reopening day? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!