UPDATE: As of 2:15 p.m. Eastern, the massive crowds that were bursting at the seams in the entrance area at Magic Kingdom have dissipated and things appear to be back to normal as guests enter the park.
Guests visiting the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World are reporting on Twitter that there have been huge lines at Guest Services this morning. Apparently, a system failure preventing theme park tickets from being scanned is the cause of the issue, but we’re hearing that guests with MagicBands were able to enter the theme park.
— Charlie Hamilton (@HamiltonChaz) July 29, 2019
— Mark D Heiner (@heiner_md) July 29, 2019
The magical @DisneyParks experience so far at Magic Kingdom. Two and half hours in line at guest services (and counting) in blistering heat. At least we got free water. #MagicKingdom pic.twitter.com/0d6HR3oNk1
— Brett Charles Milam (@brett_milam) July 29, 2019
— PoundShopChurchill (@Boris_el_BoJo) July 29, 2019
BREAKING: Guests @WaltDisneyWorld report technology breakdown this morning prevented tickets from being scanned meaning the only guests who got in were ones with Magic bands. There have been reports of long lines and lots of confusion. We are waiting to hear from Disney. pic.twitter.com/KIWft3Mmtr
— Amanda Dukes (@AmandaDukesWESH) July 29, 2019
This story is developing and will be updated as additional information is received.
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