Walt Disney World Draws Holiday Crowds Despite COVID-19

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Holiday dĂ©cor, 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.


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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 Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.