Disneyland, Magic Kingdom forced to temporarily close

[1/5] No matter how you approach it, a trip to Walt Disney World is an investment. But sometimes, splurging yields more in time saved and memories made.

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Disney theme parks are notorious for being a busy tourist spot, especially during the holidays. But this Christmas was taken to a whole new level on Friday.

Disneyland in California, and Magic Kingdom in Florida were both forced to cease entry because they had reached maximum capacity.

Those who were late to the party in Florida were urged to go to one of the other three theme parks. And those who were turned away in California were suggested to go to the adjacent park, Disney’s California Adventure.

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But even those who got in had their patience tested. With the parks at maximum capacity, lines were reported to take up to three hours.

Disney, on the other hand, is doing even better financially than they imagined. Executives were worried that business would be hurt by the raise in prices, but they couldn’t have been more wrong.

The theme parks and resorts division’s revenue climbed 7% to $15.1 billion in the fiscal year that ended in September.

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