Walt Disney World Draws Holiday Crowds Despite COVID-19

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday décor, Christmas trees, special character sightings, festive food and drinks… it’s truly a magical time in the Walt Disney World parks. And it seems despite the global pandemic, Disney fans continue to flock to the most magical place on earth.


Photo Credit: OrlandoSentinel

As shared by OrlandoSentinel: “The madness of wall-to-wall Christmastime crowds from past years was gone, but the parks certainly were not empty this week. Many said they weren’t scared away by COVID-19 even as Florida remains in the pandemic red zone, according to a Dec. 13 White House task force report.”

“The holiday crowds at Disney come as health experts discourage people from traveling during the Christmas season. Despite that advice, Orlando International Airport expects nearly 1.5 million travelers during the three-week holiday season.”

“Disney revealed in November it increased the attendance cap from 25% to 35%. Neither park releases daily attendance numbers. At the Magic Kingdom, the park felt both busy or empty, the perception changing in an instant depending on your vantage point.”

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Are you visiting Walt Disney World during this holiday season or did you decide to cancel your plans? Either way, stay safe Disney fans, and Happy Holidays!

Source: OrlandoSentinel

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.