Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – July 24 to 30, 2016

Disney World Crowd Calendar
How Crowded Was Walt Disney World Last Week?

Sunday through Tuesday last week, crowds we observed were within one index level of what the Walt Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted while later in the week crowds drifted a little further away from what we expected. Crowds were at least a point busier last year during the equivalent 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, July 24, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
7

Sunday’s crowds were exactly as predicted at Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom. There we saw wait time averages like 65 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight and 37 minutes at Expedition Everest. Wait times at Epcot and Hollywood Studios were within a few minutes of predicted averages like 26 minutes at Mission: Space Orange (predicted 28) and 24 minutes at The Great Movie Ride (predicted 28).

Epcot
6
5
Hollywood Studios
6
5
Animal Kingdom
8
8

Monday, July 25, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
9

More solid predictions on Monday with three of the four parks hitting the mark. Only Magic Kingdom missed but only by one index level. Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin averaged 57 minutes (predicted 43) and Space Mountain averaged 94 (75).

Epcot
6
6
Hollywood Studios
8
8
Animal Kingdom
8
8

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
9

Tuesday brought another crowd level ‘9’ to Magic Kingdom thanks to average waits like 100 minutes at Space Mountain and 71 at Splash Mountain. All four parks saw wait times within one index level of what the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted.

Epcot
9
8
Hollywood Studios
8
7
Animal Kingdom
8
9

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
10

Wednesday brought the only crowd level ’10’ that we saw all week, at Magic Kingdom. Wednesday was also the first day of the week when we saw a prediction miss by more than one index level. Animal Kingdom was drastically less crowded than expected with average wait times such as 27 minutes at Kilimanjaro Safaris (predicted 34) and 37 minutes at Expedition Everest (predicted 41).

Epcot
7
5
Hollywood Studios
8
8
Animal Kingdom
9
4

Thursday, July 28, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
8

Thursday’s crowds hit the mark at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios while Epcot and Animal Kingdom came in less busy than expected. Average wait times were 29 minutes at Pirates of the Caribbean, 82 at Space Mountain, 65 at Test Track, 49 at Soarin’, 73 at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and 35 at Expedition Everest.

Epcot
7
5
Hollywood Studios
7
7
Animal Kingdom
8
4

Friday, July 29, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
9

Crowds picked up on Friday as we headed into the weekend. Wait time standouts were Space Mountain at 79 minutes, Test Track at 80, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster at 71 and 50 minutes at Kali River Rapids.

Epcot
5
6
Hollywood Studios
8
8
Animal Kingdom
6
7

Saturday, July 30, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
6

Surprisingly, Saturday’s crowds were the lowest of the week across the resort. Pirates of the Caribbean averaged 18 minutes, Soarin’ averaged 46, Tower of Terror averaged 31 and Kilimanjaro Safaris averaged 16 minutes.

Epcot
6
4
Hollywood Studios
8
4
Animal Kingdom
7
7
What to Expect This Week
July 31 to August 6, 2016

The number of busy weeks left this summer is dwindling quickly. We expect crowds to be significant at the parks most days between now and the middle of August.

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.

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.