Central Fla. theme parks hit capacity; turn away visitors


Rising 17 stories into the Florida sky, Cinderella Castle serves as a landmark for park visitors and provides an entryway into Fantasyland at Disney's Magic Kingdom.

ORLANDO, Fla.,None - So many people are in Central Florida to go to the theme parks this week that several hit capacity and closed their doors Wednesday to any more visitors.

Skywitness 9 HD flew over the parks, where crowds and lines of cars were visible. WFTV.com’s interactive traffic map showed heavy traffic over I-4 and other roads near Disney World, SeaWorld and Universal Studios. 



Disney World's Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom all had to turn guests away because so many people were inside.

According to independent Disney World travel site touringplans.com, Wednesday’s crowd levels are in the top 10 percent of all days all year, with each park forecasted between 9.7 and 10 on a 10-point scale --with hour-plus waits at many of the most popular attractions.

Universal Orlando also had to refuse people from getting into Islands of Adventure, and the new Legoland in Winter Haven hit capacity as well, posting on their Facebook page, “In order to ensure guests of LEGOLAND Florida have an enjoyable day with their families, the park is no longer admitting additional guests.”