See What the Thanksgiving Day CROWDS Look Like in Disney World

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We’re thankful for a lot this year, and we’re celebrating in Disney World.

Hello from Disney World!

Thanksgiving is notoriously a busy travel day for people across the country. So, how do the crowds compare in Disney World? Come with us to Magic Kingdom to find out!

We arrived at Magic Kingdom bright and early on Thanksgiving Day. When we got to the park around 7:30AM, things were pretty quiet, but the park didn’t officially open until 8AM.

We got to the park bright and early!

As we made our way down Main Street, U.S.A., we were feeling pretty grateful. Look at that view!

We’ll visit Main Street, U.S.A. later in the day. We have a feeling that the crowds will be a little heavier when we check back later.


The crowds were light ahead of the park opening!

Time for a wait times check! At 9:45AM, there were already some pretty high wait times for those popular Magic Kingdom attractions.


Here’s a look at the crowd level in Storybook Circus around that same time.

Morning crowds

Over in Tomorrowland, the crowds were starting to pick up. And, of course, we spotted a loooong line at the Joffrey’s Coffee kiosk.

People love coffee — even on Thanksgiving!

Here’s another peek at Tomorrowland around 10:30AM.

Crowd check!

We returned to Main Street, U.S.A. around 11:45AM, and the area looked a little more people-y.


Based on the high prices for Genie+ on Thanksgiving, it seems like Disney is expecting a lot of people to visit the parks. In fact, Genie+ was $35 at Magic Kingdom and multiple parks, $28 at EPCOT, $32 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and $25 at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Whoa!


That said, park passes did not sell out on Thanksgiving Day, so none of the parks reached capacity.


Over in the other parks, the wait times were starting to rise at the popular EPCOT attractions …


…Disney’s Hollywood Studios attractions…


…and Disney’s Animal Kingdom attractions. That said, considering it was noon on Thanksgiving Day, those wait times aren’t so bad!


Every day in Disney World is a gift, but we were especially thankful to visit the parks on such a special day. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! We’re always on the lookout for the latest Disney news, so stay tuned for more.

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