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Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar Report – January 4 to 10, 2015

by on January 13, 2015

Universal Orlando crowd levels continue to come in lower than in years past. We saw average wait times 5 to 10 minutes lower than the same period last year. Christmas crowds left the resort more abruptly than usual, with crowds reaching offseason levels by Monday, January 5.

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

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Disneyland Resort Crowd Calendar Report – January 4 to 10, 2015

by on January 13, 2015

Our wait times models seemed to predict that Christmas crowds would fade by Tuesday but it appears that may have been a day too soon. We saw crowd levels stay in the upper levels of our scale until Wednesday, January 7.

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

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Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – January 4 to 10, 2015

by on January 13, 2015

Usually, the extremely high wait times we see between Christmas and New Years Day fade slowly once we reach the middle of the next week after the holiday. This year it appears the vast majority of guests left the resort by Sunday, January 4. You can see how our estimates for Sunday and Monday ended up clearly too high, compared to what we observed in the parks, especially at Disney Hollywood Studios.

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 Orlando Resort Crowd Report – December 28, 2014 to January 3, 2015

by on January 6, 2015

The busy Christmas Season hit Universal Orlando Resort as expected last week but wait times around New Year’s Eve dipped lower than years past. The days before and after New Year’s Eve were much busier.

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 – December 28, 2014 to January 3, 2015

by on January 6, 2015

Last week Disneyland Resort hosted its largest crowds of the year, as expected. Disneyland Park filled to capacity almost every day and Disney California Adventure saw its highest wait times of the year.

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 – December 28, 2014 to January 3, 2015

by on January 6, 2015

Death, taxes and extreme crowds at Christmas time might be the only certainties in life. We saw the Magic Kingdom reach capacity crowds several days over the Christmas period and the other parks reached level ’10’ on our scale almost every day. However, wait times after New Year’s Eve dipped slightly lower than in years past.

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

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Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report – December 21 to 27, 2014

by on December 30, 2014

Universal Orlando Resort Crowd levels were lower than expected last week, continuing the trend over the last few months. December 24th crowds were particularly low compared to 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 Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report:

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Disney World Crowd Report – December 21 to 27, 2014

by on December 30, 2014

Christmas crowds at Walt Disney World are not hard to predict. Imagine long lines all day at even the most minor attractions, crowded restaurants and over-packed buses. But it is significantly more difficult to predict which park will be more crowded than the others and we did that with great success last week.

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

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Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – December 21 to 27, 2014

by on December 30, 2014

Last week our resort level predictions matched what we saw every day, that is why we don’t see a blue line on the Overall Crowd Level Chart. Our park level predictions hit the mark most days as well with none missing by more than one index level. Both parks saw days with average wait times that hit a level ’10’ on our scale.

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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Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar 2015

by on December 28, 2014

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, which means 2015 will soon be upon us. Let’s take a quick look at the 2015 Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar.

Disney World is a crowded place that attracts 50 million visitors per year, and 2015 will be no different. Below is the touringplans.com crowd calendar donut (until we find a better name) that shows the hot spots and low zones for Disney World crowds since 2010. There are three things we notice from the graphic right away: the extreme crowds of Christmas and Thanksgiving; the extreme crowds at Easter that fluctuate yearly depending on when Easter falls; and the low crowds of early September. But there are a lot of other little tidbits of information, as well; let’s take a closer look.

How Crowded will Walt Disney World be in 2015?

Walt Disney World Crowds Since 2010

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