Magic Kingdom Near Capacity on New Year’s Eve as Thousands Pack Into Park

December 31, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

Disney’s Magic Kingdom is near capacity on New Year’s Eve, with hours-long waits for many of the rides in the Orlando theme park.

People at the park said via Twitter that wait times for rides reached above two-and-a-half hours, with the wait for Soarin’, for example, up to 4 hours.

“As you can imagine, the holidays are always a popular time to visit a Disney theme park,” Walt Disney World spokeswoman Kathleen Prihoda told My13News.

Despite the long lines, people said they were having a good time.

“I love it,” said Scarlett Litton via Twitter. “We do this every year.”

Because of the large crowds, the park is letting new people in in phases.


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