Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – October 30 to November 5, 2016

by on November 12, 2016 1 Comment

Filed under: Crowd Blog, Disneyland (CA)

How crowded was Disneyland Resort last week?

How crowded was Disneyland Resort last week?

Wait times were up at Disneyland Resort last week, especially during the middle part of the week. Disneyland Park was mostly responsible for the spike with crowd levels two to three points higher than Disney California Adventure most days. Other than on the weekend, Disney California Adventure saw crowd levels no higher than a ‘3’ on our scale.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report:

Disneyland Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, October 30, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
5
9

Sunday, the last weekend day before Halloween saw busier crowds than we normally see, especially at Disneyland Park despite being a Regular-priced single ticket day and a blockout day for Southern California Select passholders.

Disney California Adventure
6
7

Monday, October 31, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
3

Halloween arrived on Monday but crowds remained low at both Disneyland parks during the day even though Disneyland Park hosted Mickey’s Halloween Party in the evening. Alice in Wonderland and Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin were the only standouts with averages of 35 and 20 minutes, respectively.

Disney California Adventure
3
2

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
5

Tuesday’s crowds were slightly larger than what we saw on Monday thanks to average wait times like 33 minutes at Indiana Jones Adventure, 32 at Peter Pan’s Flight, 31 at Star Tours and 25 minutes at Haunted Mansion. Meanwhile, at Disney California Adventure we saw average wait times like 56 minutes at Radiator Springs racers and 28 minutes at Toy Story Midway Mania.

Disney California Adventure
1
3

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
3

Both parks came in at a crowd level ‘3’ on Wednesday, slightly busier than the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted. Indiana Jones Adventure averaged 25 minutes (predicted 20) and Peter Pan’s Flight averaged 30 minutes (predicted 29).

Disney California Adventure
2
3

Thursday, November 3, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
5

Thursday brought similar crowds to what we saw on Tuesday with wait time averages up at Disneyland Park and slightly up at Disney California Adventure. Radiator Springs Racers was the busiest attraction with an average wait of 50 minutes.

Disney California Adventure
1
3

Friday, November 4, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
6

Disney California Adventure stayed at a level ‘3’ on Friday as the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted while wait times at Disneyland Park hit their highest level since Sunday. Wait times were manageable at both parks however, with average wait times like 15 minutes at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, 22 minutes at Matterhorn Bobsleds and 18 minutes at Pirates of the Caribbean.

Disney California Adventure
3
3

Saturday, November 5, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
6
8

Wait times on Saturday rose past the middle point of our scale as predicted on Saturday. Hyperspace Mountain averaged 66 minutes, Indiana Jones Adventure averaged 51 and Alice in Wonderland averaged 39.

Disney California Adventure
5
5
What to Expect This Week
November 6 to 12, 2016

Wait times at Disneyland Resort will continue to skew upwards this week with average wait times hitting levels a point or two higher than usual. We expect this trend to continue through the busy Thanksgiving season at the end of the month.

To see Disneyland Resort Crowd predictions for the days of your vacation, check the Crowd Calendar.

To get details about our predictions of future crowds or details about crowds in the past check out the Crowd Calendar and select “Jump to Date” on the left margin.

Posted on November 12, 2016

One Response to “Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – October 30 to November 5, 2016”

  • by Doug Smidebush on November 14, 2016, at 3:35 pm EDT

    Any chance you could go back and discuss what happened the week of October 9? The parks were slammed, and most online outlets were not sure why.