PHOTOS: Here’s What Crowds Look at the Grand Reopening of Magic Kingdom in Disney World

We’ve just arrived at Disney World now that Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom which have just reopened TODAY!

Cinderella Castle

And while we’ll be updating this post throughout the day, we want to show you what the crowds were like bright and early this morning! Let’s grab a cup of coffee and scope out the scene.

During Disney World’s phased reopening, attendance will be reduced using the Disney Park Pass system which requires guests to have valid theme park admissions and a reservation to visit.

Main Street, U.S.A., on July 11th

So just how crowded were the parks today with these new safety guidelines in place? Check it out!

Magic Kingdom Reopening Day

We entered the park shortly before 9AM and noticed that lines to scan your ticket (without a fingerprint scan) were fairly light with guests observing social distancing.

Magic Kingdom park entrance, July 11th

There was, however, quite the line for guest relations.

Guest Relations line outside the Magic Kingdom, July 11th

Once we got inside the Magic Kingdom, there was some initial crowding on Main Street, U.S.A., as guests filtered into the park and got the first peek at Cinderella Castle in all her new pink, gold, and blue glory.

Main Street, U.S.A. on Magic Kingdom’s grand reopening day

There was also a bit of a line for Main Street Bakery as early morning risers tried to get their Starbucks fix.

Main Street Bakery Line

Now, most of the initial crowding on Main Street, U.S.A. has filtered out.

Main Street, U.S.A.

Once we left the hub and entered Adventureland, we noticed significantly lighter crowds in the first hour of the park’s opening.

Adventureland crowds during Magic Kingdom’s grand reopening

And while the line for Pirates of the Caribbean stretched outside of the show building, there were social distancing markers on the ground, and guests seemed to be following their advice.

Pirates of the Caribbean line

We’ll continue to monitor the crowds and let you know what happens the rest of the time we’re here today, so stay tuned for more updates!

Follow along with us LIVE at the Magic Kingdom upon its historic reopening here!

Were you expecting the crowds to be bigger or smaller at Disney World today? Share your thoughts in the comments below!