What could Disney crowds look like when the park reopens? We take a guess at the numbers
ORLANDO, Fla. – Walt Disney World is set to once again open its gates to the Magic Kingdom following a lengthy closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. But with most families staying inside and not traveling, how crowded will the theme parks really be when they reopen? Park Capacity Capacity at 25% Magic Kingdom 57,000 people 14,250 people Epcot 34,093 people 8,523 people Hollywood Studios 30,843 people 7,710 people Animal Kingdom 37,671 people 9,417 peopleA park at 25% capacity would mean very minimal wait times. As we can all imagine, visiting a Disney theme park when it reopens will be a new experience for all -- no matter how many times you’ve visited. The Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom parks will open first July 11, with Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopening July 15.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas to reopen on June 19
SAN ANTONIO – Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the latest theme park to announce a reopening date. The theme park will gradually increase attendance and open to all guests on June 22. New reservation system put in place at Six Flags Theme parks to ensure proper social distancing“The extensive new safety measures we are implementing allow us to return to the business of providing thrilling family memories in a safe and fun environment," Six Flags Fiesta Texas Park President Jeffrey Siebert said. This ’new normal’ will be different in some ways, but we believe these additional measures are appropriate in the current environment,” Six Flags President and CEO Mike Spanos said. Six Flags announces face masks will be required for guests, employees once parks reopenGuests can make reservations to visit the theme park starting June 4.
Morgans Wonderland will remain closed through 2020 due to coronavirus pandemic
SAN ANTONIO Morgans Wonderland, the San Antonio theme park designed to bring together people with and without special needs, will remain closed through 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials announced Thursday. Arriving at this conclusion has been truly heart-wrenching, said Gordon Hartman, founder of The Gordon Hartman Family Foundation that helped create the park. The Morgans Wonderland sports complex is being considered for limited use with final details coming soon, according to the news release. Anyone interested in supporting Morgans Wonderland, a nonprofit park, can visit www.MorgansWonderland.com for more information. This past year, TripAdvisor inducted Morgans Wonderland into its Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.
Helicopter pilot shares breathtaking view of Disneyland Resort during coronavirus closure
But one man in California went a step further and was lucky enough to get a birds-eye view of Disneyland Resort without pixie dust, a magic carpet or a lucky feather. Disneyland has a temporary flight restriction that restricts pilots from flying anywhere near the park, within 3,000 feet. During his flight, Muzio visited much of Orange County, which included stops at Angel Stadium, El Dorado Park and Long Beach Airport, to name a few. However, our favorite sight was that of a closed Disneyland park without a single person to be seen. While the view from above is great, anyone who’s been there would likely agree: nothing beats the view from the ground.