All-in-one Crowd Level Estimate

Disneyland has over 50 attractions and we use every one of them to produce a single, all-in-one crowd level estimate for the next 365 days in the future.

Thanks to our fabulous Lines users and our crack team of researchers, we collect wait times from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, every hour of every day. These data - millions of individual wait times - are analyzed by a professional statistician, who looks for trends and patterns in the data to see how DLR crowds are behaving.

Sorting The Marbles

The Crowd Calendar is based on a percentile rank (for more on its genesis, read here).

Imagine you have a box of 100 marbles of different sizes. If you sort the marbles from smallest to largest you can divide them into ten groups of ten, according to size. The largest ten marbles get put into Group Ten. The next ten largest get put into Group Nine, etc.

In our case, we are sorting all the possible crowd sizes at the Disneyland Resort into ten groups. The highest ten percent get a rank of ten; the next highest ten percent get a rank of nine, etc.

What Do The Crowd Levels Feel Like In The Parks?

If you have dates planned, click on the "view park wait times" on the Crowd Calendar day page you're viewing, or by navigating to it from a park's wait times page (see Disneyland Wait Times page for reference). You'll be able to see predicted wait times for every attraction for every hour of the day.

If you have set your dates yet, or just want to see what the wait times look like in aggregate, visit the Crowd Levels pages for each park to get a sense of how crowded each attraction will be:

More questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page for the Crowd Calendar.