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  • [Question] Max Capacity???

    I was at the park last week and was required to get a hand stamp because it was so busy... wow.

    I overheard 2 things about Disney's max capacity. A cast member said that they were getting close to max, and a guy I was in line next to said that the night before they stopped letting people in. I had no idea they could do that!

    Anyone happen to know what the max is???

    [btw - I asked my bf and he said its when you have to climb over other people's shoulders to get down main st. - cracked me up =) ]

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    I believe the max is 80K.

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    • #3
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      yup the park can barely handle 60K, but they always cram in more! idk why, I know theres guests who've never gone or whatever, but it's for safety! And get their early!

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      • #4
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        I'm surprised that the fire department hasn't said anything about it yet.

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        • #5
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          There actually is no "magic number." Ultimatley the max capacity is determined by the fire marshall. He or She takes into consideration:

          -Attractions that are open vs closed (as they are keeping guests off walkways and out of common areas)

          -Walkways that may be behind refurb walls

          -Stores that are closed for refurb

          -and more!

          At night, the number goes down, with the closing of toontown and some fantasyland attractions for pyro.

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          • #6
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            The number of 80K is off, but it is a high ATTENDANCE number (ie the number of people who have been to the park in one day.) Capacity is in the high 50000s. It is dependent on rides that are open/which walkways are closed/etc... The fire marshal determines when the park will close. They can even close lands (usually NOS.)
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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Dan - Tasmic! View Post
              I'm surprised that the fire department hasn't said anything about it yet.

              DL has it's very own official fire dept. that is employed by "real" firemen and subject to all state fire dept. regulations. The firemen you see at DL aren't in costume, ya know. You can bet they're doing eveything that is legal.

              NOTE: Not everything at DL is a fantasy.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Malcon10t View Post
                The number of 80K is off, but it is a high ATTENDANCE number (ie the number of people who have been to the park in one day.) Capacity is in the high 50000s. It is dependent on rides that are open/which walkways are closed/etc... The fire marshal determines when the park will close. They can even close lands (usually NOS.)
                So less than 10% of Annual Passholders can go to Disneyland at any one time. If true, they've sold too many APs in my opinion.
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                  Originally posted by FantasmicFanatic View Post
                  There actually is no "magic number." Ultimatley the max capacity is determined by the fire marshall. He or She takes into consideration:

                  -Attractions that are open vs closed (as they are keeping guests off walkways and out of common areas)

                  -Walkways that may be behind refurb walls

                  -Stores that are closed for refurb

                  -and more!

                  At night, the number goes down, with the closing of toontown and some fantasyland attractions for pyro.

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                  ^^^^

                  Bingo!





                  Originally posted by Kasey View Post
                  So less than 10% of Annual Passholders can go to Disneyland at any one time. If true, they've sold too many APs in my opinion.





                  ^^^^

                  And Disney knows that all of the AP'ers wont show up at the same time, just as airlines over-book their flights...

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Malcon10t View Post
                    They can even close lands (usually NOS.)
                    if they close a land due to the park reaching capacity, wouldn't this just increase the traffic in the other lands?
                    -plagued

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by plagued View Post
                      if they close a land due to the park reaching capacity, wouldn't this just increase the traffic in the other lands?
                      They close a land when that specific area has too many people. When the congestion eases, it will reopen. We have had this happen on New Years Eve and the 4th of July. We had seating to Fantasmic! and despite this, the fire marshal had closed NOS, and my son was on the wrong side of the closure. He was unable to join us.
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                      • #12
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                        if anyone was still interested, park capacity is 85k. 60k is actually a normal day for disney..

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                        • #13
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                          /\ Thanks. I've always wondered what the true number is. I've always heard 80,000. (And it seems like it on those packed days! LOL)
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                          • #14
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                            Wow, that would stink if they wouldn't let you in.

                            Yeah but wow 80,000? That seems like a lot of people, wow!

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by OldSchoolMickey View Post
                              ^^^^

                              Bingo!












                              ^^^^

                              And Disney knows that all of the AP'ers wont show up at the same time, just as airlines over-book their flights...

                              I believe I said 10%, not a far fetched number when there are short time special attractions at the park.
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                              • #16
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                                Couple of things that just adds congestion to an already congested park.

                                DL has shut down attractions such as the PM, Sky buckets, and even the monorail when it's not running at capacity. Add Toontown's early closing and Fantasyland closing for the fireworks.

                                But the biggest problem is that DCA closes early, and all those fans come pouring in to a park that doesn't need anymore.

                                I was there last night and it was wall to wall people. Even at closing, Peter Pan was too crowded to go on. And the poor people who waited over an hour for Space Mountain, only to watch it go down for the rest of the night.
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                                • #17
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                                  One simple remedy would be to have the same business hours at both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. I don't know why they don't. It's stupid.




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                                  • #18
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                                    Originally posted by TheHatboxGhost View Post
                                    One simple remedy would be to have the same business hours at both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure. I don't know why they don't. It's stupid.

                                    I agree. It used to be that 9-12 at Disneyland was perfect because crowds were dying down and lines were getting much shorter, but last time i went, since DCA closed at 9 (in the summer time which to me is even more rediculous since DCA looks absolutely stunning at night), everyone piles over to Disneyland and it just gets more busy.

                                    I have been there once when they stopped letting people in on the 4th of july and it was pretty hectic.



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                                    • #19
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                                      Originally posted by salasavandy View Post
                                      if anyone was still interested, park capacity is 85k. 60k is actually a normal day for disney..
                                      Actually it isn't. Big difference between ATTENDANCE and Capacity. Attendance has hit 80k, capacity is much lower. Maybe Darkbeer can lend a hand here.
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                                      • #20
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                                        So I was there Friday and I know how miserable it was. How about Saturday and Sunday? We have Deluxe passes and we have historically avoided all Saturdays because they were traditionally so busy. Am I reading these posts right, that Saturdays are now the days to go? That Friday and Sunday are busier because of the S.Cal APs? Someone let me know if I'm hearing this right.

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