We were at MK in August on a Saturday on a day that they filled to capacity, or close to it. Frankly, it was one of the busiest days we’ve experienced at Disney World in years. While some rides are very short (Omni-mover rides), other rides have such limited capacity (by as much as 1/4 to 1/3) that the waits were actually LONGER than when we usually go. However, when we went back to MK on a weekday the following week, it was WAY better.
I say this because I would expect the parks to be much like that first MK day during the Christmas break. So just because overall crowds are lower, doesn’t necessarily mean WAIT TIMES are significantly lower (in some cases they are, in others, they aren’t).
You have to consider what you think your husband likes and doesn’t like about Disney. Will the changes for this pandemic time period make a difference in that?
For us, typically what makes us love Disney really isn’t the rides. In fact, as amusement parks go, Disney, frankly, has very few great/thrilling rides. What sets Disney apart for us is ambiance/experience. The magic of being transported, the way the cast members interact, the details of each attraction/land. And, well…truth is, this August trip? Some of that magic was gone, for sure. We had to bring some of the magic into the parks with us. So if you want to convince your husband of the magic, it will be an uphill battle right now. Just the fact that you can’t even just walk into a gift shop if you want at times, or easily hop into a line for food alters the experience.
That isn’t to say you can’t have a great time. We had a great time. But since this trip included our DIL, who had never been, we did find we kind of had to “explain” the magic that is missing from time to time since the experience of it was definitely diminished.