PHOTOS: Here Are the Crowds We Saw in Disney World During Thanksgiving Weekend!

We’re back in Disney World for the holiday weekend as Thanksgiving has ended and the winter holidays have begun!

Magic Kingdom

Since the holiday season has brought more crowds into the parks, we’ve been keeping you up-to-date on the amount of guests heading to Disney World during this time.

And, we’re taking you with us today to check out how the crowds are looking across the parks as November wraps up!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Crowds November 28th

EPCOT

When we first entered the park, there were a lot of people getting ready to park in EPCOT to start their day!

EPCOT Entrance

The lines for attractions wrapped around some of the buildings, like Spaceship Earth

EPCOT Crowds November 28th

…and queues for places that normally aren’t very busy were actually longer than we expected!

EPCOT Crowds November 28th

The Land Pavilion queue was crazy long today!

Take a look at the LONG line we saw over at The Land Pavilion!

Although many guests were making their way around the park to enjoy the entertainment and food booths that have arrived in EPCOT for the holiday season…

EPCOT Crowds November 28th

…things did start to quiet down later in the day, as places like the Mexico Pavilion had a shorter wait to enter than we’ve seen recently.

EPCOT November 28th Crowds

After the Festival of the Holidays kicked off in EPCOT, the lines were SUPER long when we were trying to hop around the food booths. However, they were smaller today as the holiday weekend started to wind down in Disney World.

EPCOT November 28th Crowds

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Although EPCOT was hopping earlier today, Disney’s Hollywood Studios was just as busy with guests returning to the park for Thanksgiving Weekend.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Crowds November 28th

Many people decided to visit Toy Story Land for rides like Slinky Dog Dash

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Crowds November 28th

…and restaurants like Woody’s Lunch Box after its grand re-opening! (Who can resist Totchos?)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Crowds November 28th

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was also a hot spot for galactic travelers who wanted to visit Batuu…

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Crowds November 28th

…as families tried their hand at piloting the Millennium Falcon or joined the Resistance.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Crowds November 28th

However, Cast Members were controlling the traffic into the shopping areas in Galaxy’s Edge…

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Crowds November 28th

…as distancing procedures were used to make sure that guests were able to pick up new merchandise in an orderly fashion.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Crowds November 28th

As the day went on, though, the crowds started to thin out a lot more than the morning or early afternoon!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Crowds November 28th

Plus, the amount of people we saw in the parks today compared to yesterday were practically non-existent.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Crowds November 28th

As more Christmas entertainment makes its way into the parks soon, we’ll be sure to keep an eye on the crowd levels we find in Disney World!

Find out who was missing from the Mickey and Friends Character Cavalcade in EPCOT today!

Will you be going to Disney World for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!

Rachel Franko has been going to Disney Parks since she was a baby, and her love of Disney has only grown into a SLIGHT obsession since! She's been writing for AllEars since 2019 and loves sharing the magic with all the readers. When she's not writing, you can catch her heading to Disney and Universal Studios with a heart full of dreams and a backpack full of themed ears!

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One Reply to “PHOTOS: Here Are the Crowds We Saw in Disney World During Thanksgiving Weekend!”

  1. We planned a Thanksgiving week trip based on a former Florida resident’s advice that it’s usually slower then. Since we couldn’t spend it with family this year, we thought we’d take the opportunity. I think everyone else had the same idea. Between cancelled family plans, COVID fatigue, the need to do something fun after enduring nearly a year of isolation, I don’t know. But it was definitely more crowded than we expected. And on the bus back to the airport, I was dismayed to see wait times es on a Saturday shorter than what we saw all week.