Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – September 14 to 22, 2014

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Predictions did very well last week with our Resort-wide predictions hitting the mark every day except Saturday. Wait times remained below average until the weekend arrived when we saw the first level ‘6’ of September. The Southern California heat meant that Splash Mountain and Grizzly River Run were some of the busiest attractions of the week. During the week wait times were generally low however, and guests experienced relaxed touring across the resort.

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, September 14, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
3

Sunday’s wait times at both parks were low with most attractions hitting a level ‘1’ on our scale. The only major exceptions were the water rides Splash Mountain (44 minutes, predicted 33) and Grizzly River Run (37 minutes, predicted 24).

Disney California Adventure
3
2

Monday, September 15, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
2

Low waits again on Monday for most attractions. Haunted Mansion (13 minutes, predicted 9) and Pirates of the Caribbean (12 minutes, predicted 5) saw some slight increases while Early Entry at Disney California Adventure pushed waits slightly above the lowest level on our scale.

Disney California Adventure
1
2

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
4

For some reason it was lesser attractions like Astro Orbitor (20 minutes, predicted 14) and Jungle Cruise (23 minutes, predicted 19) that pushed Disneyland’s crowd level to a ‘4’ on Tuesday.

Disney California Adventure
2
2

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
2

Twos across the board on Wednesday, exactly as predicted.

Disney California Adventure
2
2

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
2

More low waits on Thursday including many single-digit averages at Disney California Adventure. Monsters, Inc. (7 minutes) , California Screamin’ (8, predicted 13), Mickey’s Fun Wheel (8, predicted 14) and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree (5, predicted 8).

Disney California Adventure
2
1

Friday, September 19, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
4
Friday brought the highest waits since Tuesday but still below average for the year despite a midnight closing at Disneyland Park. Disney California Adventure waits were distinctly lower than at Disneyland but neither park had unmanageable waits.
Disney California Adventure
3
2

Saturday, September 20, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
6

Highest waits of the week hit both parks on Saturday. In fact, waits were as high as they have been since late August. Alice in Wonderland (38, predicted 24) and Haunted Mansion (35, predicted 18) saw the highest waits due to Alice’s latest refurb and the Mansion’s Halloween-themed overlay.

Disney California Adventure
3
4
What to Expect This Week
September 21 to 27, 2014
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Last week’s crowds may be an indication that the Fall lull in attendance is ending and moderate crowds are coming. Touring the parks will still be manageable through the rest of September and into October.

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.

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