Last week we asked y’all to weigh in on some proposed changes for the next edition of the crowd calendar. A quick update on the results is below, along with 3 new questions. We’d appreciate it if you could give a couple of minutes to weigh in on them.
New Recommendation Rules
We’re considering new rules for how we recommend when to visit each park. In the hypothetical crowd calendar snippet below, we’ve coded each park green if we think that’s a good day to visit the park; red means it’s not a good day; and white means it’s somewhere in the middle.
We used 3 rules to make these recommendations:
1) A park is green if its crowd level is 3.0 or less on that day.
2) A park is green if that day has the lowest or second-lowest crowd level as compared to the 3 days before and after it.
3) A park is red if that day has the highest crowd level as compared to the 3 days before and after it.
[Note: The crowd levels aren’t real. We adjusted them to illustrate scenarios for the questions we’re asking.]
Here’s how the rules play out. The Magic Kingdom is green on 8/5/2015 because it’s the lowest crowd level as compared to 8/2, 8/3, 8/4, 8/6, 8/7 and 8/8. The Magic Kingdom is neutral on 8/2 and 8/8, because there are both better and worse days near those days.
Epcot is green every day except for 8/5. It’s red on 8/5 because 8/5 is the most crowded day as compared to 8/2, 8/3, 8/4, 8/6, 8/7 and 8/8.
Based on that, here are 3 questions to answer regarding the rules:
Is it easy to understand the calendar’s Magic Kingdom’s recommendations?
Is it easy to understand the calendar’s Epcot recommendations?
Is it easy to understand why the Magic Kingdom is green and Epcot is red on 8/5?
Leave responses in the comments section of this post, please. And thanks again for your help.
Previous Survey Results
Question #1 asked whether the calendar had to have a “worst” park every day. 46% said yes, 46% said no, and 8% didn’t care.
Question #2 asked whether the calendar had to have a “best” park every day. 72% said yes, so that’s a clear winner.
Question #3 was on our “7-Day Rule” and asked whether each park had to be listed as a “best” park at least once every 7 days. 63% of you said no.
Question #4 asked whether switching to a red/green terminology instead of “best/worst” would improve the calendar. 31% said better, 53% said it was the same, and 16% said it was worse.