JoJoGirl

Riding the Hydrolator to SeaBase Alpha
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Apr 25, 2015
we were on that same southwest flight and same time ME bus to airport. Almost the exact identical situation. I thought people at MCO crowded the boarding area much more than people in CMH. No one did on our early flight out of Columbus.
Same here. It baffles me why people do this, especially after the SW gate agent made an announcement saying it wasn’t necessary. 🤷‍♀️ I thought bag claim at CMH was a little hairy with people crowding the conveyor though. My bag came out early so I was able to clear out in a couple of minutes.

Hope you had a great trip!
 

crazymomof4

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jan 12, 2003
Here now. MK. We visit in Sept more often than any other time and to the estimation of our family of 4 Disney veterans, the "feels like" crowds are right at or worse than a typical September Saturday. I'm not going to guess what the capacity is at now but I've NEVER spent so much time waiting in lines for so much of my park day as I have today!! Any little thing you want to eat is a 20-45 I'm wait. Lines to get into gift shops! This level of attendance with no fast passes and limited food/shows/parades to draw off people makes it *feel* crowded. Also due to social distancing, many lines are outside in the sun so that makes it harder to bear the waiting. My advice to people reading this is if you have a trip or are thinking about a trip soon, don't watch or read anything from mid-July to Labor Day. That IS NOT what WDW is now! I had no choice. By post-Labor Day, our DVC points (rented in Jan) were far from able to be cancelled. I can tell you this for sure.... We won't be back until everything is open, and FP returns.
 
  • bb32

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Apr 13, 2008
    Here now. MK. We visit in Sept more often than any other time and to the estimation of our family of 4 Disney veterans, the "feels like" crowds are right at or worse than a typical September Saturday. I'm not going to guess what the capacity is at now but I've NEVER spent so much time waiting in lines for so much of my park day as I have today!! Any little thing you want to eat is a 20-45 I'm wait. Lines to get into gift shops! This level of attendance with no fast passes and limited food/shows/parades to draw off people makes it *feel* crowded. Also due to social distancing, many lines are outside in the sun so that makes it harder to bear the waiting. My advice to people reading this is if you have a trip or are thinking about a trip soon, don't watch or read anything from mid-July to Labor Day. That IS NOT what WDW is now! I had no choice. By post-Labor Day, our DVC points (rented in Jan) were far from able to be cancelled. I can tell you this for sure.... We won't be back until everything is open, and FP returns.
    Recent crowd reports have solidified my decision not to go. Guess the lower crowds aren’t a guarantee anymore. Good news that there are more visitors. Hopefully this triggers Disney to start allowing more capacity and longer hours.
     

    Melodious

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 8, 2010
    Here now. MK. We visit in Sept more often than any other time and to the estimation of our family of 4 Disney veterans, the "feels like" crowds are right at or worse than a typical September Saturday. I'm not going to guess what the capacity is at now but I've NEVER spent so much time waiting in lines for so much of my park day as I have today!! Any little thing you want to eat is a 20-45 I'm wait. Lines to get into gift shops! This level of attendance with no fast passes and limited food/shows/parades to draw off people makes it *feel* crowded. Also due to social distancing, many lines are outside in the sun so that makes it harder to bear the waiting. My advice to people reading this is if you have a trip or are thinking about a trip soon, don't watch or read anything from mid-July to Labor Day. That IS NOT what WDW is now! I had no choice. By post-Labor Day, our DVC points (rented in Jan) were far from able to be cancelled. I can tell you this for sure.... We won't be back until everything is open, and FP returns.
    I wish that I could like this a hundred times. We also rented points eleven months ago thinking this was the slowest time of year:laughing:
     
  • crazymomof4

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2003
    I wish that I could like this a hundred times
    I feel like I based my decision to keep our reservations and not to try to reschedule our trip on the limited capacity we were witnessing after reopening and through Aug (the time period where I *may* have had a chance to reschedule) and then BAM! Labor Day hit and Disney said, "load em in!" and we got stuck coming still during a Pandemic but with no low crowds for social distancing and no fast passes to reduce time in lines. Kinda feels a little "bait and switch-ish" . I knew severely reduced capacity would be increased eventually but I didn't think they'd open it up to this many locals while FL's numbers are still on the higher end, relatively speaking. There are lots of locals here and their behavior shows they really aren't used to the safety precautions that our family (and I'm sure many others from the NE) has made part of our lifestyle when in public. Waiting for my kids to get off SM and then we are hopping on a monorail to a lounge in one of the resorts! Hoping the rain comes and filters out some peeps before we return for dinner at Skippers.
     

    soniam

    Wooden leg named Smith...
    Joined
    Jun 22, 2012
    Same here. It baffles me why people do this, especially after the SW gate agent made an announcement saying it wasn’t necessary. 🤷‍♀️ I thought bag claim at CMH was a little hairy with people crowding the conveyor though. My bag came out early so I was able to clear out in a couple of minutes.

    Hope you had a great trip!
    This was always a problem before hand, and it's always been completely unnecessary for every airline. I will tell people, politely, to get out of the way. It's really unsafe now. Idiots! Glad to see that the more things change; the more they stay the same :sad2: I will be prepared with my patience and pointy elbows and stares for my Thanksgiving trip.
     

    Snowysmom

    <font color=darkorchid>If they say "That's interes
    Joined
    May 11, 2003
    Recent crowd reports have solidified my decision not to go. Guess the lower crowds aren’t a guarantee anymore. Good news that there are more visitors. Hopefully this triggers Disney to start allowing more capacity and longer hours.
    I hear you. I have a trip planned for November and will be watching the reports from people returning. I may decide to cancel and go some place else closer to home. It seems like Disney is not reacting to the higher crowds and just trying to keep everything at the same level of service. If more people are coming they should be making changes to react to that like longer hours or running rides at full capacity. I appreciate all the people who are posting their experiences. Thank you.
     

    crazymomof4

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jan 12, 2003
    Remember it's not about crowds it's about capacity for attractions, restaurants ands stores
    The only real solution is to allow bigger capacity on those
    Even a simple measure like opening up more food and merch carts would lessen the waits in the CS and gift shop lines. It was time to do that, like, TWO WEEKS AGO. At least for weekends.
     
  • yulilin3

    Disney Freak
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    Joined
    Nov 1, 2007
    Even a simple measure like opening up more food and merch carts would lessen the waits in the CS and gift shop lines. It was time to do that, like, TWO WEEKS AGO. At least for weekends.
    Agreed. I don't think it'll happen at the level needed until Thanksgiving
     

    Melodious

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Mar 8, 2010
    Remember it's not about crowds it's about capacity for attractions, restaurants ands stores
    The only real solution is to allow bigger capacity on those
    At EPCOT I'm not sure that's true. The drinking teams are back and they want to be in WS drinking. Seems there are plenty of carts to do that but then everyone stands around, eating and drinking, shoulder to shoulder.
     

    MinnieMSue

    DIS Veteran
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    Jul 27, 2012
    Same here. It baffles me why people do this, especially after the SW gate agent made an announcement saying it wasn’t necessary. 🤷‍♀️ I thought bag claim at CMH was a little hairy with people crowding the conveyor though. My bag came out early so I was able to clear out in a couple of minutes.

    Hope you had a great trip!
    yes we experienced the same. Bag claim at MCO everyone stood back but atCMH people crowded up. I just stayed back until ours came around and quickly grabbed them
     

    becks59

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Mar 29, 2014
    I’m so not excited about my trip in a week after reading all these reports after the last couple weeks. Long lines, shorter hours, barely any decorations. This is my first time seeing the Halloween decorations and it sounds like it’s not great. Pretty sure my little podunk town in Idaho has better decorations to look at just driving around the neighborhoods. I can’t figure out why Disney did not work with the actors union better to get shows up and running. That right there would be enough to keep wait times short for the rides. And I also can’t figure out why they cut the hours when they knew for a fact how many people were coming due to the reservation system. More people coming so let’s cut the hours! I was so excited before, but now all I can think is I’ll be waiting for at least 30-45min in the heat and humidity in a mask for every single ride. With little kids and a baby we will be lucky to ride 3 rides a day before everyone loses it.
     

    yulilin3

    Disney Freak
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    Joined
    Nov 1, 2007
    At EPCOT I'm not sure that's true. The drinking teams are back and they want to be in WS drinking. Seems there are plenty of carts to do that but then everyone stands around, eating and drinking, shoulder to shoulder.
    Epcot world showcase is shoulder to shoulder? This doesn't happen at all, only during nye.
    There's space to spread out, guests are choosing not to do so
     

    brockash

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 16, 2008
    Remember it's not about crowds it's about capacity for attractions, restaurants ands stores
    The only real solution is to allow bigger capacity on those
    Ehhh...also opening the shows and things that are still closed and going back to more normal park hrs would also certainly help spread the crowds...there are also a few rides where they're only running 1 side (thunder and space mountain for example.)
     

    brockash

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Jul 16, 2008
    Epcot world showcase is shoulder to shoulder? This doesn't happen at all, only during nye.
    There's space to spread out, guests are choosing not to do so
    Like I reported last week...World showcase was very busy for us and unless we were going to just go hide in a corner; no there was no way to socially distance while walking around world showcase. I think there's a big difference between NYE shoulder to shoulder and still much too crowded to socially distance and it seems reports keep coming back that on the weekends at least it's pretty busy.
     

    yulilin3

    Disney Freak
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    Like I reported last week...World showcase was very busy for us and unless we were going to just go hide in a corner; no there was no way to socially distance while walking around world showcase. I think there's a big difference between NYE shoulder to shoulder and still much too crowded to socially distance and it seems reports keep coming back that on the weekends at least it's pretty busy.
    I just don't feel like there's no way to social distance, sure you have to walk past groups at times but there is space, anyone expecting Disney to stay empty is kissing themselves. I still feel safe walking away and finding places to keep 6ft apart
     







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