Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – November 30 to December 6, 2014

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Last week, our crowd projections did well the first half of the week but our second half did not properly reflect the impact of Candlelight Processional on wait times across the resort. We saw average wait times on Thursday through Saturday at or near the highest points on our scale in some cases.

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 30, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
6
5

Steady crowds on Sunday but not quite enough to reach the level ‘6’s we predicted. Big Thunder Mountain railroad averaged 24 minutes (predicted 24) while Radiator Springs Racers hit 73 (predicted 72).

Disney California Adventure
6
4

Monday, December 1, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
6

Monday’s crowd was predicted to be slightly lower than Sundays but in fact it edged a little higher thanks to average posted waits of 28 minutes at its a small world (predicted 18) and 23 at Pirates of the Caribbean (predicted 13).

Disney California Adventure
3
4

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
3

Low crowds on Tuesday as predicted with no attraction reaching an average posted time above 33 minutes (Peter Pan’s Flight).

Disney California Adventure
3
1

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
2

Both parks remained slow on Wednesday. Only Tower of Terror (38 minutes) and Radiator Springs Racers (68 minutes) had significant wait times.

Disney California Adventure
2
3

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
3
7

Thursday began a three day stretch of increased crowds across the resort. Disneyland Park saw average posted times such as 35 minutes at Jungle Cruise and 43 minutes at Space Mountain.

Disney California Adventure
3
6

Friday, December 5, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
7

More high waits on Friday, especially at Disneyland Park. Alice In Wonderland averaged 41 minutes and Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage averaged 29.

Disney California Adventure
3
5

Saturday, December 6, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
6
9

Wait times on Saturday were as high as we’ve seen all Fall at Disneyland Park. We measured a 58-minute average at Indiana Jones Adventure (predicted 48) and 40 minutes at Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin (predicted 33).

Disney California Adventure
4
6
What to Expect This Week
December 7 to 13, 2014
How Crowded is Disneyland Resort?
How Crowded is Disneyland Resort?

We are predicting a moderate week for crowds at Disneyland Resort this week with wait times between a level ‘4’ and ‘6’ on our scale, on average as the countdown to Christmas crowds begins. Historically, the rush of guests to the resort for Christmas does not begin until December 22 or 23.

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.

One thought on “Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – November 30 to December 6, 2014

  • December 11, 2014 at 3:36 pm
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    Do your predictions incorporate the expected weather? In other words, should I expect it to be slower than you estimate Friday assuming the impending storm arrives, or does your estimate already account for that?

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