Guests Turned Away After Disney Reaches Service Capacity Just Minutes After Opening

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Walt Disney World Resort is likely headed for a historic end of year at their renowned theme parks.

As the country and many parts of the world celebrate their winter break, a shockingly large number of fans have traveled to Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort to soak up the Disney magic before 2024. Walt Disney World Resort, specifically, has seen massive crowds that have caused wait times to rise and services to sell out. This morning, as we creep closer and closer to 2024, the demand for one popular service is more evident than ever.

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Crowds Flood Walt Disney World for New Year’s Weekend

Within minutes of the park opening its gates today, the Disney Genie+ service at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park was met with an overwhelming response and completely sold out. This unprecedented surge in demand reflects the immense popularity and excitement surrounding this time of year at the Resort. Guests from all walks of life, ranging from families to thrill-seekers, were eager to embrace the end of 2023 at Disney this week. Soon after, Genie+ sold out at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park as well,

With Disney Genie+ serving as the ultimate Disney theme park tool, guests can maximize their time by effortlessly accessing Lightning Lane entrance to a wide array of attractions, enhancing their overall park experience. This timely service has undoubtedly revolutionized the Disney experience for many guests every day.

Related: Report: Wait Times Hit Five Hours at Disney World With No Available Lightning Lane Option

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Crowds Surge as Relentless Crowds Continue

With this service selling out so early in the day, many families are left with no other option than to wait in exceedingly long lines. Most major attractions have wait times of over 100 minutes.

It is clear that these long lines will likely continue throughout the rest of the year. Hopefully, guests at Walt Disney World Resort will still be able to enjoy the Disney experience despite these long lines. As a reminder, guests are advised the purchase Disney Genie Plus as early as possible in order to maximise their park experience.

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.