Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – March 13 to 19, 2016

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

Last week, wait times at Disneyland closely followed what the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted. We saw crowd levels hit the highest points on our scale, consistent with the Spring Break-level crowds we see in late March and early April each year. As crowded as it was we only saw a park hit the top level on our scale once – a ’10’ for Disneyland Park on Saturday.

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 13, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
8

Disney California Adventure saw wait times lower than usual on Sunday, including an average posted time of 14¬†minutes at California Screamin’ (predicted 30).¬†Mickey’s Fun Wheel (swinging version) had the highest relative crowd level on Sunday with an average wait time of 25 minutes.

Disney California Adventure
10
5

Monday, March 14, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
9

Disneyland crowds were a little busier than expected on Monday with average wait times like 46 minutes at Astro Orbitor and 32 minutes at Dumbo the Flying Elephant. Disney California Adventure saw wait times slightly lower than expected which kept the resort wide crowd level very close to what the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted. Very few predictions missed by more than 10 minutes for the headliners at both parks.

Disney California Adventure
9
8

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
9

Other than Saturday (as we will see below), Tuesday was the busiest day last week. It is not uncommon for weekdays to be busier than weekends during peak season like Easter or Spring Break. During off peak times weekdays are less crowded than weekends.

Disney California Adventure
9
9

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
9

Wednesday’s crowds looked a lot like Monday’s crowds. In fact, the average wait times were within a few minutes of what we saw two days prior for most major attractions. Eight of Disneyland Park’s core attractions hit a crowd level ’10’ on our scale including Splash Mountain (65 minutes), Pirates of the Caribbean (24), and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (32).

Disney California Adventure
9
8

Thursday, March 17, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
9

Similar crowds at both parks again on Thursday. Disneyland remained a little busier than Disney California Adventure. Astro Orbitor continued to be a standout with average wait times much higher than usually see this time of year. Thursday’s average was 35 minutes at that attraction.

Disney California Adventure
9
8

Friday, March 18, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
9

Friday brought the third day in a row and fourth day of the week where we saw a ‘9’ at Disneyland Park and an ‘8’ at Disney California Adventure although the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted that Friday crowds would be a little busier than what we saw during the week. Astro Orbitor hit an average of 32 minutes.

Disney California Adventure
10
8

Saturday, March 19, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
9
10

Saturday brought the only crowd level ’10’ in what turned out to be a very busy week. Disneyland Park was pushed to the limit on our scale thanks to average wait times that hit a level ’10’ at every attraction except for its a small world (26 minutes) and Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin (35 minutes).

Disney California Adventure
9
9

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.