• On Mar 9, 2019
    Lenora from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m very nervous that the crowds will cause DHS to fill to capacity due to Star Wars opening. If we leave midday for a resort nap, will we be able to return? If we do a Fantasmic dining or dessert package, will this guarantee us to be able to get back in?

    Hi, Lenora!

    Star Wars fans like myself were thrilled when it was announced last week that Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios would be opening ahead of schedule. Due to the excitement over this immersive new land, it is probably safe to assume that Disney's Hollywood Studios will be more crowded than normal this fall. However, there really is no way to know for sure exactly how much crowd levels will be affected and whether or not the park will reach capacity. As Master Yoda would say, "Impossible to see, the future is."

    On the rare occasions that the Walt Disney World theme parks near capacity crowd levels, the parks will close to additional guests in phases. At first, Annual Passholders, Walt Disney World Resort Hotel guests, and guests with in-park dining reservations or appointments will still be permitted to enter the park. However, in the final phase of closing due to capacity, additional guests will not be admitted for ANY reason due to fire safety codes.

    I would suggest that you arrive at the park early in the day when the crowds are lower. If you wish to leave the park during the day, check with a Cast Member first to see if the park is anywhere near capacity. Even if the crowds are not near capacity, enjoying some delicious food and a great seat for Fantasmic! sounds like a good idea to me. I would definitely recommend booking a Fantasmic! Dining Package or the Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience.

    May the force be with you!
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Hello! I'm Samantha, a wife and mom of two from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  There is nothing I love more than making magical vacation memories with my family, and Walt Disney World Resort is our home away from home.  For years, I have helped my friends and family plan their Walt Disney World Resort vacations, and now I have the opportunity to help even more people as a planDisney panelist.  I cannot wait to help you plan the vacation of your dreams! Learn More About Samantha

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