Crowd Calendar Updated to Reflect October Park Hours

by on March 30, 2010 26 Comments

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October hours have been posted by Disney and our Crowd Calendar now reflect those changes. Our predictions for dates of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party were pretty close. We removed 2 dates and added 3. These dates are still unofficial until Disney announces them but based on park hours this is what we expect.

Posted on March 30, 2010

26 Responses to “Crowd Calendar Updated to Reflect October Park Hours”

  • by Kevin Leeman on March 31, 2010, at 9:31 am EST

    I recently purchased the 2010 version of the Unofficial Guide for a trip planned for July. The primary reason for buying the book was so that I could have access to the crowd calender. I was very disappointed to find that I had to pay a fee to now have access to the crowd calender. I do not want to pay a fee on top of the cost of purchasing the book. I have purchased a new Unofficial Guide each of the last 5 years for trips. I guess that from now on will no longer be purchasing the book.

    • I dont think that’s true – you can use your book to subsrcibe to the website…is it not working?

    • Your purchase of the book does indeed entitle you to a discount off the subscription fee. In my opinion, the small price makes it a bargain anyway. Besides, if you lodge a formal protest over shelling out $5, going to Disney might just give you an anyeurism. Bottom line, you’re going to get your money’s worth on this site.

    • Hey Kevin,

      Thanks for the note. Current book owners get a 50% discount on premium subscriber access, which includes the full Crowd Calendar, 140+ Touring Plans, and access to our mobile app, Lines. I’m sorry we had to make this change, but we think the website subscription is still a pretty good steal, and goes far beyond most books provide in terms of features. Feel free to email me at if you have any more questions/thoughts.

  • Did you mean Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party rather than MVMCP as stated in the blog post?

  • The book can now be used to receive a discounted membership to the website. If you buy the book, the membership is only 4 or 5 bucks – that’s not that much. Plus, the more money these guys get, the more research they can do and the better their website becomes.

  • Or, skip buying the book, give them 10 bucks, and save some money.

  • The money I paid for the latest edition of the Guide plus the discounted web fee I saved already, and I was only in the parks 1 day so far in 2010. The advice and the charts and the access to information not found anywhere else is still almost a ‘steal.’ I’m surprised they don’t charge more. It would be worth it.

  • by Ashley Clark on April 5, 2010, at 8:38 pm EST

    We are planning a late May trip and you only have a 5 and a 6 over the Memorial Day weekend for crowds-what gives? Any advice?

    • I’m wandering the same thing. Will we continue to see increases in the crowd predictions as we’ve seen over the last several weeks during March/April? I haven’t booked a trip yet, but we’re planning on going down the week before Memorial Day (May25-30). Any idea if the crowd calendar is going to change drastically for that time period?!?!?!

  • Look at the crowd calender for Oct 2010 – how come a 7 for the 23rd Of Oct when the rest of the days sit around 4 or 5 – great book and site – thanks !

  • Hi, we will be at the World from 4-17 to 4-24. Some of our days just jumped to 9s! Wondering if I have to worry about hitting capacity on 4-18? Plan MK (I know it’s not recommended but MK with CP dinner is always 1st day! and we will use touring plans). I would like to leave after lunch and come back at dinner for CP ADR, could I be shut out?

    • I believe that if you have a dining reservation, they will let you in regardless, just as they will let you into a park early if need be (just make sure you have your reservation number with you). Also, if you’re staying at a Disney resort, it won’t matter if/when parks hit capacity, you can always get in.

      Have fun!

      • sorry, this is not true. If a park reaches phase 4 closure due to capacity, no one will be allowed entry. Regardless of ADR’s, or if they are onsite guests….

        • Actually Lauren is right. Here are the definitions of the phases and who is let in. I think it’s unlikely it would hit phase IV on a non-level-10 day, but perhaps the crowd guru could comment on this?

          > Phase I: Guests with non-hopper-type Magic Your Way base tickets or Single Day/Single Park Tickets, guests without admission, and Cast Members using certain types of CM admission are turned away at the entrances to the parking lots.

          > Phase II: Disney Resort guests, Annual/Premium Annual Passholders, guests with park hopper tickets, and guests re-entering the same park on the same day are admitted, but only if they arrive using Disney resort transportation or a taxi.

          > Phase III: Disney Resort guests and Annual/Premium Annual passholders are admitted; however, they must arrive using Disney resort transportation.

          > Phase IV: The parks are closed to all incoming guests. There is no incoming transportation of any kind.

          • Thanks! I am hoping there is no way it will get to a PhaseIV next Sunday. I think if it is not rated a 10 they probably don’t think it will get to capacity – let’s hope so. Thanks for the info.

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