Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – January 17 to 23, 2016

by on January 25, 2016

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How Crowded Was Disneyland Last Week?

How Crowded Was Disneyland Last Week?

Wait times at Disneyland last week followed the pattern predicted by the Disneyland Crowd Calendar. The resort wide crowd level was off by more than one index level twice, on Monday and Wednesday. January is off-season for Disneyland Resort and that means a big dip in attendance during the week and busy parks on the weekends.

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, January 17, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
9

The Disneyland Crowd Calendar missed by one at each park but wait times were only off by a few minutes at most. Astro Orbitor averaged 27 minutes (predicted 24), Big Thunder Mountain Railroad averaged 39 (35), Mr Toad’s Wild Ride was 25 (20) and Gadget’s Go Coaster was 19 (predicted 14).

Disney California Adventure
9
8

Monday, January 18, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
5
9

Wait times were much higher this year than we have seen in the past two years on Martin Luther King Jr Day. Last year Disneyland was a 5 and Disney California Adventure was an ‘8’. This year we saw average wait times like 55 minutes at Indiana Jones Adventure (predicted 47), 25 at Mr Toad (14) and 43 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight (predicted 42).

Disney California Adventure
7
8

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
3

Rarely do we see drops in attendance over a two day period like we saw last Tuesday. Both Disneyland parks were six points lower than what we saw the day before. That means the attractions mentioned from Monday came in at 27 minutes for Indiana Jones, 12 for Mr Toad and 36 minutes for Peter Pan’s Flight. Quite a drop!

Disney California Adventure
4
2

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
1
2

Wednesday’s wait times were as low as what we saw on Tuesday, in some cases lower. Guests experienced average wait times like 12 minutes at California Screamin’, 25 at Toy Story Midway Mania and 47 at Radiator Springs Racers.

Disney California Adventure
6
2

Thursday, January 21, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
1
2

More near-empty parks on Thursday. A crowd level ‘2’ at Disneyland Park means average wait times like 13 minutes at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, 5 minutes at it’s a small world and 26 minutes at Space Mountain.

Disney California Adventure
2
2

Friday, January 22, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
4

Friday completed a string of four days last week where no park had a crowd level above a ‘4’ and many crowd levels were a ‘3’ or a ‘2’. It is not hard to see the advantage of visiting the Disneyland parks during the week rather than the weekend, especially in the off-season.

Disney California Adventure
5
2

Saturday, January 23, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
8

Weekend crowds arrived on Saturday, especially at Disneyland Park. Space Mountain averaged 62 minutes, Star Tours averaged 56 and Indiana Jones Adventure average 45 minutes.

Disney California Adventure
7
5
What to Expect This Week
January 24 to 30, 2016

The final week of January and the first week of February should continue the off-season pattern that we have seen this year and in years past. Avoid Friday through Monday if you can and experience near empty parks during the week.

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.

Posted on January 25, 2016
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