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Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – June 28 to July 4, 2015

by on July 8, 2015

The Magic Kingdom Crowd Calendar continued a remarkable streak of accuracy last week. Between June 21 and July 4, 2015 the crowd level at Magic Kingdom was exactly as predicted by the Crowd Calendar with the exception of only four days and three of those missed by only one level.  Meanwhile, crowd levels at the other three parks were down slightly (on average). Independence Day is one day of the year where the Resort Crowd Level is a little misleading. While Magic Kingdom hosted near capacity crowds, Animal Kingdom had wait times among the lowest of the year so the resort crowd level was a ‘6’. In reality, we still consider July 4th to be one the busiest days of the year even though the majority of the crowds are focused at Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

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

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Universal Crowd Calendar Report – June 28 to July 4, 2015

by on July 8, 2015

Last week, Universal Orlando Resort continued to lag behind historical levels for wait times at its two parks. Despite being the first week where nearly all schools out of of session, the crowd levels at Universal Parks stayed below a level ‘8’ all week.

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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Universal Crowd Calendar Report – June 21 to 27, 2015

by on June 30, 2015

The end of June is historically a busy time at Universal Orlando with the end of school bringing an influx of teens and ‘tweens to experience Universals thrills but this year’s crowds fell well short of what have seen in year’s past. The Universal Crowd Calendar predictions for the second half of the week were close to what we observed but not so much on Monday through Wednesday.

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 – June 21 to 27, 2015

by on June 30, 2015

Last week crowds at Disney World dipped a little lower than expected on Monday and Tuesday thanks to lower waits at Epcot and Animal Kingdom but otherwise followed the curve predicted by the Disney World Crowd Calendar. That curve itself is interesting because it shows that weekends tend to be less busy than weekdays which is not usually the case other times of the year. It is summer now and that means family vacations are not determined by school schedules since most schools are not in session. Travellers tend to use Saturday and Sunday as travel days which means the parks are busier during the week.

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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Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – June 21 to 27, 2015

by on June 30, 2015

Last week, the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted larger crowds early then lower crowds by the weekend but in fact we saw flat crowd levels most of the week. Crowds were slightly above the yearly average although we did see one level ‘4’ and one level ‘9’. Otherwise, crowds stayed in the ‘6’ to ‘8’ range, typical for this time of year. Disneyland crowds were fairly stable day-to-day (except for Saturday) while Disney California Adventure fluctuated quite a bit.

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 Calendar Report – June 14 to 20, 2015

by on June 23, 2015

Lower than expected wait times at Epcot and to a lesser extent, Animal Kingdom, kept crowd levels lower than the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted for the latter half of last week. After several weeks of unpredictable crowd levels at Disney Hollywood Studios last week seemed to be more in line with what the Disney World Crowd Calendar expected at that park. Meanwhile at Magic Kingdom the Disney World Crowd Calendar correctly predicted the crowd level within one index level every day last week.

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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Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – June 14 to 20, 2015

by on June 23, 2015

Seeing our “What We Saw” line intertwined with the “What We Predicted” line is a good sign for the Disneyland Crowd Calendar. That means that last week the Disneyland Crowd Calendar did a good job of predicting crowds. We only see a crowd level higher than one level away from what the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted four times last week and each of the four times we missed by only two levels. Disneyland crowds have begun to reach peak summer levels and we expect that to continue right through until September.

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 Crowd Calendar Report – June 14 to 20, 2015

by on June 23, 2015

Last week, Universal Orlando Resort continued its recent pattern of wait times much lower than expected. Crowds are down at Universal since the middle of May. While Disney World crowd levels fluctuated between ‘6’ and ‘9’ most days last week, Universal crowds never reached a level above ‘6’. This is good news for guests of Universal parks this summer as it appears to be a pattern that will likely continue.

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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Universal Crowd Calendar Report – June 7 to 13, 2015

by on June 17, 2015

History shows us that wait times at Universal Orlando Resort in mid-June should fall somewhere in the highest portion of the Universal Crowd Calendar’s ‘1’ to ’10’ scale. Last week, crowds at Universal fell short (in some cases, well short) of what the Universal Crowd Calendar expected. We expected lots of ‘8’s and ‘9’s but saw mostly ‘6’s and ‘7’s.

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 – June 7 to 13, 2015

by on June 17, 2015

Last week, with the only exception of Tuesday, the crowds at Disneyland Resort were within one level of what the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted each day. The average crowd level was a ‘7’ which means that summer season is nearly upon us. Once it arrives fully, crowd levels will stay near the top end of our scale (7 or higher) every day until Labor Day in September.

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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