Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – April 17 to 23, 2016

by on April 29, 2016 1 Comment

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How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?

How Crowded Was Disneyland Resort Last Week?

For the second week in a row, wait times at Disneyland Park between Monday and Thursday were much higher than we would normally see this time of year while wait times on the weekends (including Friday) were comparable to what we have seen in the past. It is interesting that the new Single Day Ticket Pricing scheme labels days during the week as “Value” while weekend days are labelled “Regular”. It is reasonable that the pricing scheme might be impacting when single day guests choose to visit Disneyland Park. Strangely, crowds at Disney California Adventure seem to be unaffected with five out seven predictions hitting the mark last 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, April 17, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
8

Crowd level ‘8’s across the board on Sunday, as predicted. We saw average wait times like 25 minutes at Astro Orbitor (predicted 29), 28 at Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (29), 41 at Indiana Jones Adventure (34) and 45 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight (predicted 43).

Disney California Adventure
8
8

Monday, April 18, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
7

On Monday, wait time averages like the 15 minutes at Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, 13 minutes at it’s a small world and 41 minutes at Space Mountain were two to three times higher than what the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted. However, some attractions like Dumbo the Flying Elephant (22 minutes, predicted 25) and Pirates of the Caribbean (19 minutes, predicted 20) were less busy than predicted.

Disney California Adventure
3
5

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
7
Disney California Adventure saw wait times within a few minutes of what the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted but Disneyland Park saw wait times more like what we would see on a weekend in off-season. 19 minutes for Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (predicted 5), 23 minutes for Mr Toad’s Wild Ride (15) but 16 minutes for Gadget’s Go Coaster (predicted 23).
Disney California Adventure
3
2

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
5

Wednesday’s wait times at Disneyland Park were a little lower but still three points higher on our scale than history would suggest for this time of year. Disney California Adventure continued to show very low crowds with near walk-ons for attractions like 12 minutes for California Screamin’ (predicted 9), 17 minutes for Tower of Terror (15) and 19 minutes for Soarin’ Over California (39).

Disney California Adventure
2
2

Thursday, April 21, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
6

Both parks showed a small bump in wait times on Thursday with average waits like 38 minutes at Dumbo, 47 at Space Mountain, 37 at Splash Mountain, 34 at Star Tours and 41 at Peter Pan’s Flight. At Disney California Adventure it was Radiator Springs Racers at 54 minutes, Toy Story Midway Mania at 36, Soarin’ Over California at 23 and Tower of Terror at 26.

Disney California Adventure
2
4

Friday, April 22, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
7

Friday crowds were back to normal. Back to levels that compare to what we have seen historically for this time of year, that is. Both parks hit a level ‘7’ as predicted. That means we saw average wait times like 56 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight and 60 minutes at Radiator Springs Racers.

Disney California Adventure
7
7

Saturday, April 23, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
9

Predictions did well on Saturday too with Disney California Adventure hitting the mark and Disneyland missing by only one index level.

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

The last week of April is typically a great week to visit the Disneyland Resort however it is likely that Disneyland park will continue to be more crowded than usual 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 April 29, 2016

One Response to “Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – April 17 to 23, 2016”

  • Maybe more miserable because the unexpectedly closed even more rides. Disney does not care about customers anymore.