After spending three days in Disney’s Orlando theme parks, it’s clear that while nearly everything has changed, some old trends have emerged.
Parks are permitted to operate at limited capacity, but that means everything else has to have a limited capacity: Restaurants, shops and attractions. And, social distancing is encouraged everywhere, with lines spilling across the parks where they never have before.
This has led to park dynamics similar to what they used to be, at least during the days I visited (during peak or holiday periods, I imagine this dynamic can be different). Crowds are lighter when parks first open in the morning. Around lunchtime, they become more and more crowded. Things thin out by the early afternoon and evening.
VISITING THE PARKS
I based this around anecdotal wait times. For instance, on Sunday, April 18, in the Magic Kingdom, I arrived at the park around 8:30…