Crowds descend on the Magic Kingdom ahead of Hurricane Ian

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Earlier today the National Hurricane Center reported that Tropical Storm Ian has strengthened and become a Hurricane. Guests who are on vacation in Central Orlando are flooding into the Magic Kingdom today to try to squeeze in a park visit before the weather turns bad starting tomorrow.

Related – Hurricane Ian strengthens as high winds and rain expected for Florida

Crowds descend on the Magic Kingdom ahead of Hurricane Ian

As you can see the lines to get into the Magic Kingdom are incredibly long this morning, and crowds are backed up to the Monorail and Boat drop-offs.

Related – State of Emergency Declared for the Entire State of Florida by Gov. Ron DeSantis

Crowds descend on the Magic Kingdom ahead of Hurricane Ian

We haven’t seen this level of crowds since summer as for the past few weeks the crowd levels at Walt Disney World have been moderate, even Labor Day weekend which is typically very busy was fairly light.

Related –What to do if a Hurricane hits during your Disney World Vacation

Magic Kingdom has just opened and wait times are higher than normal, we expect these numbers to jump as more people flood into this fan-favorite theme park.

Here is a closer look at the crowds today in the Magic Kingdom, swipe right for video:

Hurricane Ian is expected to impact the Central Florida area starting on Tuesday through Friday as of now. As with all weather things could change at the next moment.

I recommend following the National Hurricane Center for the most up-to-date details. Stay safe everyone.


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