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Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – October 12 to 18, 2014

by on October 24, 2014

Columbus Day Crowds led the way at Disneyland Resort last week, then crowds settled for the second half. We continue to see crowds focused on weekends and adjacent days while mid-week crowds remain around average levels, sometimes lower at Disney California Adventure.

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

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Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report – October 12 to 18, 2014

by on October 24, 2014

Resort-wide crowds at Universal Orlando remained flat at a level ’4′ from Sunday through Thursday last week although Islands of Adventure consistently sees crowds one or two levels lower than its Universal Studios counterpart. Shortened park hours on days when Universal Studios hosts Halloween Horror Nights still seem to have little effect on average daytime waits. Crowds during the day are about the same whether a nighttime party is scheduled or not.

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 Report – October 12 to 18, 2014

by on October 24, 2014

Wait times were up last week resort-wide, especially at Disney Hollywood Studios and Magic Kingdom. Partially due to increased crowds and partially due to operational changes such as a temporary closing of Pirates of the Caribbean, the permanent closing of Backlot Tour and experiments with Fastpass Plus-only attractions. Animal Kingdom crowds came in at expected levels or lower all week so it is unlikely that attendance is up significantly.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week:

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Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report – October 5 to 11, 2014

by on October 19, 2014

Crowds at Islands of Adventure lagged behind Universal Studios most of the week with only one day where the two parks reached the same level on our scale. Halloween Horror Nights continue to draw large crowds of (mostly) locals to the Studios on certain evenings although wait times in the parks tend to be unaffected during the day.

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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Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – October 5 to 11, 2014

by on October 19, 2014

Disneyland Resort saw peaks and valleys on our scale this week in line with the schedule for Mickey’s Halloween Parties. When Disneyland Park hosted a party the crowds during the day were two or three points lower than days without a party. This makes a good tip for savvy guests visiting the resort who wish to experience low crowds and don’t plan on visiting during the parties. If you don’t mind the shorter park hours crowds will be much lower on days with a party – at both parks.

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

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Disney World Crowd Report – October 5 to 11, 2014

by on October 19, 2014

Resort-wide crowds were busier on the weekend and days adjacent to the weekend, while crowds dipped during the middle part of the week. We predicted crowds to be flatter. Crowd numbers are slowly creeping higher as we leave behind the slower part of the Fall Season and head into the Halloween/Thanksgiving Season.

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

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Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – September 28 to October 4, 2014

by on October 8, 2014

Late September usually brings crowds that are slightly busier than early September but still manageable and our predictions held true again this year. We also are seeing a continuation of the trend that weekends are busier than weekdays at Disneyland Resort.

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

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Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report – September 28 to October 4, 2014

by on October 8, 2014

{You won’t see much of a blue line on our “What we predicted” vs. “What we saw” chart because we predicted every day correctly except Saturday. The blue line is hidden behind the red.}

Low wait times across both Universal Parks last week including a full week of level ’2′ or lower at Islands of Adventure. Halloween Horror Nights kept The Studios busy in the evenings but during the day we never saw wait times higher than 20 or 30 minutes for most attractions. On our scale neither park reached a level above ’3′.

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 Report – September 28 to October 4, 2014

by on October 8, 2014

Last week was a great week for low crowds across Walt Disney World, especially Monday through Friday. Magic Kingdom Crowds stayed relatively low and were particularly low on days when that park hosted an evening Halloween Party.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week:

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Daisy Lauren’s Best Week Ever: October 2, 2014

by on October 2, 2014

Hi, Everyone! Welcome to the Best Week Ever here at Walt Disney World! This week we’re stopping by the Disney’s Hollywood Studios to say goodbye to the Backlot Tour. Next, we’ll stop by Epcot for the last day of Off Kilter and some more Food and Wine fun. Lastly, we’ll stop in the Magic Kingdom to ride the Astro Orbiter on the first day it reopens. Who is ready for an awesome week? Let’s go!

Bright and early on September 27, I set out to ride the Backlot Tour. Upon first arriving it looked like any normal day, the crowds didn’t seem to know they were experiencing an attraction on the last day. The queue was short and the area was eerily quiet compared to that madness at Toy Story Mania next door.

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