BREAKING: Park Hopping PAUSED as Magic Kingdom Reaches Capacity in Disney World

By admin Apr6,2024

Spring Break is still in FULL swing in Disney World.

Magic Kingdom

The parks are still pretty crowded, Genie+ is getting up there in price (and has even sold out recently), and wait times are SUPER high. Well, we’re going to give you an idea of just how busy things are right now: Magic Kingdom is officially at capacity for the day.

This doesn’t happen often, but right now if you try to park hop to Magic Kingdom, you won’t be able to. We even got a notification in the My Disney Experience app to inform us of this with a number to call to check on Magic Kingdom’s status: 407-560-5000.


However, if you have a park pass reservation (which is only required for some visitors) for Magic Kingdom, you’ll still be able to get in. We’d also like to note that park pass reservations are also gone for today in Magic Kingdom.

Magic Kingdom entrance

We shouldn’t be too surprised. We were at Magic Kingdom this morning and just trying to get to the parking lot at the Ticket and Transportation Center was a lesson in patience. Traffic was pretty backed up, and we think this might be one of the longest times we’ve ever had to wait to park.

LONG wait to park

Inside, we saw some pretty long lines. The Lightning Lane — the LIGHTNING LANE — for Haunted Mansion extended beyond Memento Mori. The standby line is currently at 90 minutes…and rising. Ouch.

Haunted Mansion Lightning Lane

We also noticed really high wait times for other rides, too. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad had a wait time of 110 minutes by midday, “it’s a small world” had a wait of 75  minutes, Jungle Cruise had a wait of 95 minutes, and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train was at 125 minutes (and the Individual Lightning Lane option was sold out). But what shocked us the most was the 60-minute wait for mad Tea Party! WHAT?

This is why we tend to tell folks to avoid Disney World if they can this time of year. Otherwise, you’ll just need to pack your patience and be willing to be very flexible with your plans. It’s also a good idea if you have a trip coming up soon, you’ll want to go to Magic Kingdom FIRST thing in the day, just in case it hits capacity. You can always park hop somewhere else later if you have the park hopper ticket option.

Stay tuned to DFB for more!

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