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Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – February 8 to 14, 2015

by on February 17, 2015

Crowds at Walt Disney World started off much lower than our crowd calendar predicted in the first part of the week but then we quickly saw an increase in-line with the predicted arrival of guests for Presidents Day weekend. The peak in attendance on Friday and Saturday is not due to a surge of guests arriving to celebrate Valentines Day but rather due to the combination of Presidents Day and Mardi Gras occurring the following week.

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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Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – February 8 to 14, 2015

by on February 16, 2015

As you can see from our chart of “What We Predicted” versus “What We Saw” although we only matched on one day, our Disneyland Crowd Calendar did a great job predicting the change in crowds from day to day last week. Weekends continue to be much more crowded than weekdays although Mondays and Fridays seem to be a mix of weekend-type crowds and weekday-type crowds.

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 – February 1 to 7, 2015

by on February 10, 2015

Although our Universal Crowd Calendar missed by one level some days last week it perfectly matched the shape of how crowds flowed day-to-day. Our wait time predictions tended to be a little high last week but not by much.

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 – February 1 to 7, 2015

by on February 10, 2015

Once again, last week brought higher than expected crowds on the weekends but lower than expected crowds during the week. The crowd calendar projections matched that shape, as you can see, although we missed by one or two levels each day.

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 – Feburary 1 to 6, 2015

by on February 10, 2015

Crowds at Walt Disney World were down last week compared to last year, especially on Monday through Thursday. We saw wait times dip five to ten minutes lower than expected, on average. We also saw a very rare event on Thursday when all four parks hit a level ‘1’ on our scale. Park hours were increased several days as we predicted on our February Preview article.

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 Resort Crowd Calendar Report – January 25 to 31, 2015

by on February 3, 2015

Last week our Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted each day exactly right until Friday and Saturday arrived when we saw a spike in wait times at both parks. Saturday was particularly busy at Disney California Adventure, a level ‘8’ on our scale which is very high for a Saturday in January. It appears that the closure of Condor Flats (which includes Soarin’ Over California and Grizzly River Run) may be pushing guests towards Tower of Terror and California Screamin’ more than usual on weekends.

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 – January 25 to 31, 2015

by on February 3, 2015

Disney’s Hollywood Studios were much busier than expected last Wednesday, mostly due to some technical issues with Tower of Terror. The issues increased wait times at Tower of Terror and nearby Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Other than that, our crowd calendar did very well all week, missing only twice by more than two index levels.

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 Orlando Resort Crowd Calendar Report – January 25 to 31, 2015

by on February 3, 2015

The Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar predicted ‘2’s, ‘3’s and ‘4’s last week and that is exactly what we saw. However each day we seemed to miss by one. Wait times jumped around between the three levels with the only exception being Monday at Universal Studios Park. ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ event occurred on Friday and Saturday but wait times were not adversely affected.

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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The Disney World Crowd Calendar for February 2015

by on January 27, 2015

If you want to avoid crowds at Disney World in February 2015 you need only to look at the dates surrounding Presidents Day (February 16), Mardi Gras (February 17) and the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend (February 19-22). That’s right – all three events happen in the same week, which is a recipe for crowded parks and long lines. The last time Mardi Gras and Presidents Day were in the same week was 2012. Posted wait times at Soarin’ hit a high of 200 minutes and regularly hovered around 140.

Having these events into a single week has a silver lining of course, since it leaves the rest of February untouched by holidays and special events. The long term trend has been to see wait times higher than in the past over the same season and we expect that to continue in February. Here’s a detailed breakdown of how Disney crowds will ebb and flow this February.

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Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – January 18 to 24, 2015

by on January 27, 2015

Our predictions did remarkably well last week, matching what we saw on Sunday through Martin Luther King Jr. Day and into the rest of the week. Sunday’s crowd was a little higher than expected but the dropoff in crowd after the holiday Monday happened exactly as our Crowd Calendar predicted. The closure of Condor Flats continues to increase wait times at some other Disney California Adventure attractions but the effect seems true on weekends only. Saturday saw a park level ‘7’ at that park, our only miss of the week by more than two levels (we predicted ‘4’).

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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