Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – January 24 to 30

How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?
How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?

Last week, Disneyland Resort saw wait times that tended higher than we would normally expect for late January, especially mid-week. The crowds were busier on the weekend than during the week, a trend that is most apparent during the off season and one that the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted well last week although crowd levels were one to two levels higher.

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 24, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
7

On Sunday, wait times at Disneyland Park were led by crowd level ’10’s at Alice in Wonderland, Astro Orbitor, Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, Space Mountain and Star Tours. Note that all but one of these are located in Tomorrowland.

Disney California Adventure
7
5

Monday, January 25, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
6

On Monday we saw average wait times like 44 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight (predicted 31), 30 at Matterhorn Bobsleds (44) and 29 minutes at California Screamin’ (predicted 20).

Disney California Adventure
6
3

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
5

Tuesday’s crowds were lower than what we saw on Monday including a 35 minute average at Peter Pan’s Flight. Radiator Springs Racers averaged 49 minutes, a clear level ‘1’ for that attraction.

Disney California Adventure
1
2

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
1
4

Crowds were comparable between both Disneyland parks on Wednesday. Standout average wait times were seen at Peter Pan’s Flight (36 minutes, predicted 30) and Alice in Wonderland (24 minutes, predicted 11). Elsewhere, averages were within a few minutes of predicted levels.

Disney California Adventure
3
3

Thursday, January 28, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
5

Disney California Adventure was a level ‘2’ as predicted on Thursday, its lowest level of the week. There we saw single digit average wait times at Monsters Inc, Grizzly River Run and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.

Disney California Adventure
2
2

Friday, January 29, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
7

Wait times jumped higher on Friday driven by wait time averages like 63 minutes at Space Mountain and 39 minutes at Indiana Jones Adventure.

Disney California Adventure
7
7

Saturday, January 30, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
10

Saturday was the busiest day of the week, by far. In fact, Saturday was among the busiest days in all of January. Tower of Terror averaged 65 minutes, California Screamin’ 53 and Toy Story Midway Mania 50 minutes, all crowd level ’10’s.

Disney California Adventure
7
9
What to Expect This Week
January 31 to February 6, 2015

February is a month when we usually see a transition between the lows of January and the Spring Break peak in March. Crowds will continue to be busier on the weekends than 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.

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.