Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – November 9 to 15, 2014

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Days around Veterans Day historically see no significant bump in attendance at Disneyland Resort. This year seems to be a significant exception. Sunday through Tuesday saw crowd levels that bordered on extreme despite our historical information which would suggest crowds much lower in mid-November. As much as crowds peaked on Tuesday they returned immediately back to levels we would expect by Wednesday.

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, November 9, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
7

We properly predicted high crowds on Sunday although average wait times at both parks came in slightly less than we expected. Waits like 15 minutes at Astro Orbitor (predicted 18) and 24 at Dumbo (predicted 22) were typical for the day.

Disney California Adventure
8
6

Monday, November 10, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
5
9

Monday represents the largest crowd we’ve seen at Disneyland Resort since July 4th. Both parks hit average wait times near the highest points on our scale.

Disney California Adventure
5
8

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
8

Tuesday’s crowds were nearly as large as Monday’s an equally as surprising. Wait time averages were 20 to 25 minutes higher than we predicted.

Disney California Adventure
4
7

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
2
2

It is difficult to find a stretch of two days, without a major weather event, that has more contrast than last Tuesday and Wednesday. For example, the average posted wait for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was 41 minutes on Tuesday, only 14 on Wednesday.

Disney California Adventure
2
2

Thursday, November 13, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
5

Wednesday’s crowd levels, although higher than Wednesday, were still moderate. Toy Story Midway Mania averaged 34 minutes (predicted 29).

Disney California Adventure
2
3

Friday, November 14, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
5

Friday brought, for the first time during the week, similar crowds on back to back days. Avengers Half Marathon weekend kicked off which means big crowds at the hotels and walkways around the resort but waits were moderate at both parks.

Disney California Adventure
3
4

Saturday, November 15, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
5
7

We saw a slight bump in crowds on Saturday as expected, led by average waits like 34 minutes at Jungle Cruise (predicted 28) and 96 minutes at Radiator Springs Racers (predicted 73).

Disney California Adventure
3
6
What to Expect This Week
November 16 to 22, 2014
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We saw some surprises last week at Disneyland but we expect crowds next week to be more in line with historical trends. Next week represents the last week before the Thanksgiving rush so guests should get in their Disneyland fix before then.

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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