Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – March 22 to 28, 2015

Last week, crowd levels followed the pattern predicted by the Disneyland Crowd Calendar with the exception of Thursday when we saw lower crowds than expected. Resort-wide the crowds never reached a full ’10’ but also never dipped below a level ‘8’ (other than on Thursday). Spring Break crowds kept the parks’ thrill rides quite busy all week.

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

Disneyland Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, March 22, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
7

Although Sunday’s crowd was a ‘7’ at Disneyland Park, three attractions reached a level ’10’ on our scale; Alice in Wonderland (35 minutes), Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (36) and Pirates of the Caribbean (24).

Disney California Adventure
9
8

Monday, March 23, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
9

Monday’s crowds were busier than Sunday’s. We saw average wait times of 24 minutes at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters and 44 minutes at California Screamin’.

Disney California Adventure
8
9

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
8

Perfect predictions by the Crowd Calendar on Tuesday. Rides like Tower of Terror, California Screamin’, Space Mountain and Matterhorn Bobsleds usually reach a level ’10’ on our scale whenever Spring Break arrives.

Disney California Adventure
9
9

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
7

Disney California Adventure hit a level ‘9’ again on Wednesday driven mostly by California Screamin’ (36 minutes), Mickey’s Fun Wheel (36) and Radiator Springs Racers (83).

Disney California Adventure
9
9

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
5

Weather kept wait times lower than usual on Thursday, the only blip of the week. Whenever weather washes out a day at the parks, we often see a significant bounce-back affect when vacationers try to make up for lost time.

Disney California Adventure
8
6

Friday, March 27, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
7

Crowds levels returned to normal on Friday and the calendar predictions did well at almost all attractions. Space Mountain was one of the few exceptions with an average of 43 minutes (predicted 58).

Disney California Adventure
8
9

Saturday, March 28, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
9

Like Monday, we saw both parks reach a level ‘9’ on Saturday, one level higher than predicted. Tower of Terror averaged 57 minutes, a ’10’ on our scale.

Disney California Adventure
8
9
What to Expect This Week
March 29 to April 4, 2015
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This week will bring more high crowd levels thanks to other school districts taking Spring Break and the coming of Easter weekend, beginning on Friday. Watch out for more high wait times, especially at the thrill rides.

To see Disneyland Resort Crowd predictions for the days of your vacation, check the Crowd Calendar.

To get details about our predictions of future crowds or details about crowds in the past check out the Crowd Calendar and select “Jump to Date” on the left margin.

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 fred@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @DisneyStatsWhiz.