The Orlando Sentinel reports that despite the poor economic times visitors continued to flock to Central Florida’s theme parks and attractions over the holidays. The Hotels did okay too.
Both Walt Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando have had to close parks or
parking lots after reaching capacity in the days between Christmas and
New Year’s, traditionally the busiest time of the year.
At Disney World, Magic Kingdom’s gates were closed for a few hours
Monday, at least the third time in a week that was necessary, said
spokeswoman Kim Prunty.
Visitors staying at Disney’s resort hotels and those with annual passes
were still allowed into Magic Kingdom during the closures, but other
visitors were redirected to Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney-MGM Studios
or Epcot, Prunty said
That’s not unusual for this time of year. But it’s not hitting the ball out of the park like Disneyland experienced at holiday time during it’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Reports from all the parks this year indicated that crowds were big, but not unmanageable. (Link)