One of our challenges is that Disney always finds a reason to change things; we think purely to keep us on our toes. They recently launched a new-look website which has a completely different method for posting park hours and schedules. Since we use their site to get a lot of our park schedule data it means that we have to redesign how we go about getting it too. Right now their site has a few kinks that need to be worked out but we expect that soon, it will be ready to go and we’ll be able to keep our crowd model up-to-date with the latest park information. Incidentally, Disney is still way behind on their calendar. No park hours have been officially announced for May which is only 3 and a half months away.

Fred Hazelton

Fred Hazelton maintains the crowd calendar, theme park wait time models and does hotel rate analysis for the Unofficial Guides. He's also done the models for the new mobile wait times product Lines. Fred Hazelton is a professional statistician living in Ontario, Canada. His email address is You can also follow him on Twitter: @DisneyStatsWhiz.