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Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – April 10 to 16, 2016

by on April 21, 2016

How Crowded Was Disney World Last Week?

How Crowded Was Disney World Last Week?

The majority of the crowd level figures we measured at Disney World last week were at or below what the Crowd Calendar predicted representing a good bounceback from the week before. Weekend days were somewhat busier than expected but guests who visited the parks midweek experienced some of the lowest crowd numbers we have seen in months. On Tuesday alone, three of the four parks saw crowd levels at a ‘3’ or less. Still, wait times in 2016 continue to be longer than what we have seen in years past.

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

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Universal Crowd Calendar Report – April 10 to 16, 2016

by on April 21, 2016

How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?

How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?

Other than slightly longer wait times than expected on Sunday, last week’s crowds at Universal Orlando were consistent with what the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted. One prediction missed by three levels while most other predictions were within one. Last week was a good sign for guests of Universal parks in April since crowds stayed at or below the middle point of our scale most days, making for easily manageable parks.

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

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Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – April 10 to 16, 2016

by on April 21, 2016

Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report

How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?

Last week was two weeks after Easter and the first week back to school for most of the major school districts in the Western U.S. Despite it being one of the least crowded weeks historically, Disneyland Park was shockingly packed with every day reaching a crowd level ‘8’ or higher. This continues a string of surprising crowds at Disneyland Resort in 2016. What is most interesting is that the crowds were focussed almost exclusively at Disneyland Park while Disney California Adventure stayed within a point or two of what the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted.

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

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Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – April 3 to 9, 2016

by on April 12, 2016

How Crowded Was DIsneyland Resort Last Week?

How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?

This week we have added an indicator to our chart that displays the crowd levels that we saw during the equivalent week in the prior year. What a difference a year makes! Last week the crowds at Disneyland Resort were near the top level on our scale, much higher than we typically see during the week after Easter. The Disneyland Crowd Calendar predictions for April 4 – April 10 were adjusted in March and it appears now that those adjustments were warranted, although crowds tapered off on Friday and Saturday when the Disneyland Crowd Calendar expected them to surge.

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

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Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – April 3 to 9, 2016

by on April 12, 2016

How Crowded Was Walt DIsney World Resort Last Week?

How Crowded Was Walt DIsney World Resort Last Week?

In a year of unprecedented crowd levels at Walt Disney World Resort, last week may have been the most overcrowded week of them all. We are now two weeks removed from Easter and our School Calendar statistics show that 96% of the 50 largest U.S. school districts were in session last week. If we look at the equivalent post-Easter week from 2015 we see that crowds were signifcantly lower. Furthermore, Disney’s new tiered pricing for single day tickets labels last week as “Regular Season”.

Last week’s crowds were extreme not just for post-Easter but for any time of the year. In fact, the Magic Kingdom was a ’10’ every day last week, a feat not matched by Easter week itself. There is no post-Easter week that compares to these crowd levels any year in our database going back to 2006.

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

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Universal Crowd Calendar Report – April 3 to 9, 2016

by on April 12, 2016

How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?

How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?

Last week, like what we saw across town at Walt Disney World, Universal Crowds were way busier than history would suggest for the week after Easter. Beginning this week we have added an indicator for what the crowds were during the equivalent week in the prior year. The Universal Crowd Calendar predicted that crowds would hit a few points higher than what we saw in 2015, in line with the increase in Theme Park attendance figures so far in 2016, but it still was not enough for last week. We haven’t seen post-Easter crowds like that at Universal since we started tracking them in 2009.

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

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Universal Crowd Calendar Report – March 27 to April 2, 2016

by on April 7, 2016

How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?

How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?

Last week, the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted a flatter crowd level throughout the week than what we saw. Tuesday and Wednesday were some of the busiest days we have seen at Universal Orlando since the annual peak at Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The misses were due solely to larger than expected crowds at Islands of Adventure, the predictions for Universal Studios never missed by more than one index level all week. Then on Saturday the crowd levels plummeted to one of the lowest we have seen since January, especially at Islands of Adventure.

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

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Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – March 27 to April 2, 2016

by on April 7, 2016

How Crowded Was Disney World Last Week?

How Crowded Was Disney World Last Week?

Easter and Spring Break crowds continued at Walt Disney World parks last week. We saw four days hit a crowd level ’10’ at all four parks and one day with two ’10’s and two ‘9’s. This makes last week on par with crowds that we see during the period between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. These numbers also represent the busiest post-Easter week we have seen at Disney World since Easter 2013.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the Touringplans.com Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar Report:

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Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – March 27 to April 2, 2016

by on April 7, 2016

How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?

How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?

Last week, crowds at Disneyland Resort closely followed the arc that the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted we would see. If anything, the parks were slightly less crowded than predicted but not by much and mostly at Disney California Adventure. Still, the ‘8’s, ‘9’s and ’10’s make last week one of the busiest weeks that we will see at Disneyland all year.

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

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Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – March 20 to 26, 2016

by on April 5, 2016

How Crowded Was Disney World Last Week?

How Crowded Was Disney World Last Week?

Spring Break! The week leading up to Good Friday is historically one of the busiest weeks of the year. Not only is it a holiday week but it also is Spring Break for many of the largest school districts in the Northeast and Southeast. During the week we saw all four parks hit the highest level on our Crowd Calendar at least once. Although the peak wait times during Spring Break and Easter week do not quite reach the high points that we see over the Christmas holiday the crowds were still extreme by any standard. Guests who used touring plans would not notice the crowds as much as the average visitor who showed up and “winged-it”.

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

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