Walt Disney World Has Emptiest Day Since Pandemic

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Fans visiting Walt Disney World Resort today were in for quite the shock when they arrived at the Parks.

This time of year, the Parks are usually busier than ever. Guests flock to Walt Disney World Resort to spend their spring break and school breaks. Easter weekend is also another popular time for Disney fans to make a quick trip to the Parks. This is the reason why Guests entering the Parks were shocked to see how empty they were this time of year.

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Nearly All Rides at WDW Under 30 Minutes in Wait Time

Usually, when you visit Walt Disney World Resort this time of year, you can expect big crowds and long lines. That was not the case for Guests entering the Parks who were instead met with a nearly vacant property. This weekend was also a race weekend at Walt Disney World, and even that did not make much of a shift to the crowd numbers.

One Disney fan posted on Reddit that they notices some insanely low wait times at the Parks. He attached a screenshot that showed that nearly all rides in Disney’s Hollywood Studios were under 35 minutes to ride. This is especially shocking for rides such as Slinky Dog Dash, which are usually popular. One fan even commented that they saw Star Wars Rise of the Resistance at a 10-minute wait time.

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Theme Park reporter Scott Gustin added some further insight into this phenomenon on Twitter. He did some research through Thrill Data, where he discovered that Sunday, April 16, was the slowest Park day since October 1, 2021. He concluded that Sunday was therefore also the slowest day of Genie+ sales since October 19, 2021.

This entire situation is quite shocking from a fan’s perspective. Clearly, the Spring Break crowds are gone for good this season. If you are located close to Central Florida, now is the time the book a last-minute trip to Walt Disney World Resort.

About Eva Miller

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.