Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – April 17 to 23, 2016

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How Crowded Was Walt Disney World Last Week?

How Crowded Was Walt Disney World Last Week?

Although the overall trend last week was for crowds to be busier than expected the difference between what we saw and what the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted was small, never missing by more than one index level resort-wide. Magic Kingdom was the busiest park of the week continuing a long pattern of crowd levels in the top half of our scale. Also note that last week’s crowd levels were higher than what we saw during the same week last year, especially during the week.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the Touringplans.com Disney World Crowd Calendar Report:

Walt Disney World Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, April 17, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
5
8

Wait times on Sunday were within reach of what the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted except at Magic Kingdom. There we saw average wait times like 41 minutes at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (predicted 36) and 73 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight (59). The longest average waits at the other three parks were Test Track at 66 minutes (predicted 46), Toy Story Midway Mania at 83 (86) and Kilimanjaro Safaris at 55 minutes (predicted 50).

Epcot
5
6
Hollywood Studios
6
7
Animal Kingdom
7
7

Monday, April 18, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
5
8

Monday’s predictions missed only at Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. Peter Pan’s Flight had the longest average wait at Magic Kingdom once again at 71 minutes while Animal Kingdom’s busiest attraction was Kilimanjaro Safaris at 58 minutes (predicted 52). Test Track led the way at Epcot with a 58 minute average as Toy Story Midway Mania hit the 90 minute mark at Hollywood Studios.

Epcot
5
5
Hollywood Studios
6
7
Animal Kingdom
6
8

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
5
8

Tuesday we saw crowds hit a level ‘5’ resort-wide but the park crowd levels varied widely. We saw wait times like 13 minutes at Spaceship Earth and 5 minutes at Mission: Space Green which helped pulled the Epcot crowd level down to a ‘2’. Meanwhile, Magic Kingdom was six levels higher thanks to wait times like 49 minutes at Jungle Cruise and 54 minutes at Splash Mountain.

Epcot
6
2
Hollywood Studios
4
6
Animal Kingdom
4
5

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
6
6

Predictions for Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios hit the mark on Wednesday while Epcot was slightly busier and Animal Kingdom less busy than expected. Kilimanjaro Safaris dipped to an average wait time of 48 minutes, its lowest average of the week. Expedition Everest was near a walk-on most of the day averaging only 23 minutes.

Epcot
3
5
Hollywood Studios
5
5
Animal Kingdom
6
3

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
5
7

Magic Kingdom crept up a couple points higher on Thursday after hitting the mark on Wednesday. Space Mountain averaged 55 minutes which still wasn’t high enough to take the label of Magic Kingdom’s busiest attraction. That mark was still held by Peter Pan’s Flight with an average of 57 minutes.

Epcot
4
5
Hollywood Studios
5
7
Animal Kingdom
6
6

Friday, April 22, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
7

Animal Kingdom was the big surprise on Friday with a crowd level ‘9’. The only core attraction at that park that didn’t reach a crowd level ‘9’ or ’10’ was Primeval Whirl which averaged 22 minutes, a level ‘5’ for that ride. Hollywood Studios was the least crowded park with average wait times like 57 minutes at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and 79 minutes at Toy Story Midway Mania.

Epcot
5
7
Hollywood Studios
7
6
Animal Kingdom
5
9

Saturday, April 23, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
8

Saturday was the busiest day of the week thanks to higher than average wait times at Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Magic Kingdom was busy all week but had comparable wait times every day, swinging between a level ‘6’ and the level ‘8’ we saw on Saturday. Winnie the Pooh averaged 40 minutes, a crowd level ’10’ for that attraction while other attractions like Splash Mountain at 46 minutes were a level ‘7’.

Epcot
7
6
Hollywood Studios
7
9
Animal Kingdom
7
9
What to Expect This Week
April 24 to 30, 2016

After surprising everyone with the highest post-Easter crowds we have ever seen, Walt Disney World crowds have settled nicely, hitting levels within a point of what the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted. Late April and Early May should see moderate crowd levels similar to what we have seen the past few weeks.

To see Walt Disney World 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 April 29, 2016

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