Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – November 23 to 29, 2014

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As you can see on our weekly graph of wait times, we correctly predicted the shape of crowd flow last week and pretty much nailed the crowd levels as well. Overall, crowds were slightly higher than we predicted. Thanksgiving Day itself was the least crowded of the week, presumably since more guests chose to celebrate with their families at home rather than hit the parks.

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 23, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
8

A busy Sunday before Thanksgiving at both parks. At Disneyland Park several attractions topped out at the maximum average wait on our scale. Like Mickey’s House at 31 minutes, Peter Pan’s Flight at 44 and Haunted Mansion at 38.

Disney California Adventure
8
7

Monday, November 24, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
9
10

Double ’10’s made last Monday the most crowded day we’ve seen at Disneyland Resort since July 4th. Guests at Disney California Adventure saw average waits like 40 minutes at Mickey’s Fun Wheel (swinging).

Disney California Adventure
9
10

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
9
10

Another very busy day at both parks on Tuesday. All major attractions resort-wide had double-digit average posted times. In fact, none averaged less than 20 minutes.

Disney California Adventure
9
9

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
8

As we approach Thanksgiving Day crowds started to lower slightly with level ‘8’s at both parks on Wednesday. An ‘8’ is still a very busy day however, with average waits like 32 minutes at Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (as predicted) and 44 minutes at Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage (predicted 35).

Disney California Adventure
8
8

Thursday, November 27, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
6
8

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving Day ranks high on the list of crowded holidays at the parks but you can see why it doesn’t beat out Christmas and Easter with a level ‘4’ at Disney California Adventure. Although to be fair, Tuesday’s crowd would compete with the busiest of days on the calendar.

Disney California Adventure
5
4

Friday, November 28, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
9

Guests recovering from the previous day’s meal headed to the parks in slightly larger numbers than expected on Friday. Many attractions averaged a posted wait higher than 50 minutes: Space Mountain (62, predicted 54), Splash Mountain (54, predicted 47) and Indiana Jones Adventure (55, predicted 46).

Disney California Adventure
7
9

Saturday, November 29, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
9

Saturday’s crowd was similar to Thursday with a higher level at Disneyland Park than Disney California Adventure. Guests who chose DCA on Saturday saw average wait times 10 to 15 minutes lower than Disneyland Park.

Disney California Adventure
6
6
What to Expect This Week
November 30 to December 6, 2014
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Now that Thanksgiving has passed we expect relatively moderate crowds around Disneyland Resort in the weeks to come. Guests can expect the headline attractions to average 20 to 30 minute waits, at times peaking to 50 or 60 minutes.

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.