October hours have been posted by Disney and our Crowd Calendar now reflect those changes. Our predictions for dates of Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party were pretty close. We removed 2 dates and added 3. These dates are still unofficial until Disney announces them but based on park hours this is what we expect.


  1. I recently purchased the 2010 version of the Unofficial Guide for a trip planned for July. The primary reason for buying the book was so that I could have access to the crowd calender. I was very disappointed to find that I had to pay a fee to now have access to the crowd calender. I do not want to pay a fee on top of the cost of purchasing the book. I have purchased a new Unofficial Guide each of the last 5 years for trips. I guess that from now on will no longer be purchasing the book.

    • Your purchase of the book does indeed entitle you to a discount off the subscription fee. In my opinion, the small price makes it a bargain anyway. Besides, if you lodge a formal protest over shelling out $5, going to Disney might just give you an anyeurism. Bottom line, you’re going to get your money’s worth on this site.

    • Hey Kevin,

      Thanks for the note. Current book owners get a 50% discount on premium subscriber access, which includes the full Crowd Calendar, 140+ Touring Plans, and access to our mobile app, Lines. I’m sorry we had to make this change, but we think the website subscription is still a pretty good steal, and goes far beyond most books provide in terms of features. Feel free to email me at if you have any more questions/thoughts.

  2. The book can now be used to receive a discounted membership to the website. If you buy the book, the membership is only 4 or 5 bucks – that’s not that much. Plus, the more money these guys get, the more research they can do and the better their website becomes.

  3. The money I paid for the latest edition of the Guide plus the discounted web fee I saved already, and I was only in the parks 1 day so far in 2010. The advice and the charts and the access to information not found anywhere else is still almost a ‘steal.’ I’m surprised they don’t charge more. It would be worth it.

  4. We are planning a late May trip and you only have a 5 and a 6 over the Memorial Day weekend for crowds-what gives? Any advice?

    • I’m wandering the same thing. Will we continue to see increases in the crowd predictions as we’ve seen over the last several weeks during March/April? I haven’t booked a trip yet, but we’re planning on going down the week before Memorial Day (May25-30). Any idea if the crowd calendar is going to change drastically for that time period?!?!?!

  5. Look at the crowd calender for Oct 2010 – how come a 7 for the 23rd Of Oct when the rest of the days sit around 4 or 5 – great book and site – thanks !

  6. Hi, we will be at the World from 4-17 to 4-24. Some of our days just jumped to 9s! Wondering if I have to worry about hitting capacity on 4-18? Plan MK (I know it’s not recommended but MK with CP dinner is always 1st day! and we will use touring plans). I would like to leave after lunch and come back at dinner for CP ADR, could I be shut out?

    • I believe that if you have a dining reservation, they will let you in regardless, just as they will let you into a park early if need be (just make sure you have your reservation number with you). Also, if you’re staying at a Disney resort, it won’t matter if/when parks hit capacity, you can always get in.

      Have fun!

      • sorry, this is not true. If a park reaches phase 4 closure due to capacity, no one will be allowed entry. Regardless of ADR’s, or if they are onsite guests….

        • Actually Lauren is right. Here are the definitions of the phases and who is let in. I think it’s unlikely it would hit phase IV on a non-level-10 day, but perhaps the crowd guru could comment on this?

          > Phase I: Guests with non-hopper-type Magic Your Way base tickets or Single Day/Single Park Tickets, guests without admission, and Cast Members using certain types of CM admission are turned away at the entrances to the parking lots.

          > Phase II: Disney Resort guests, Annual/Premium Annual Passholders, guests with park hopper tickets, and guests re-entering the same park on the same day are admitted, but only if they arrive using Disney resort transportation or a taxi.

          > Phase III: Disney Resort guests and Annual/Premium Annual passholders are admitted; however, they must arrive using Disney resort transportation.

          > Phase IV: The parks are closed to all incoming guests. There is no incoming transportation of any kind.

          • Thanks! I am hoping there is no way it will get to a PhaseIV next Sunday. I think if it is not rated a 10 they probably don’t think it will get to capacity – let’s hope so. Thanks for the info.

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