Disneyland Resort Crowd Report – December 28, 2014 to January 3, 2015

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Last week Disneyland Resort hosted its largest crowds of the year, as expected. Disneyland Park filled to capacity almost every day and Disney California Adventure saw its highest wait times of the year.

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, December 28, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
10

Sunday continued the streak of days of packed parks from the week before. Both parks hit the maximum levels on our scale with only the water rides staying below a level ’10’.

Disney California Adventure
10
10

Monday, December 29, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
10

More ’10’s on Monday with all but 3 of the main attractions hitting a level ’10’ on our scale. Jungle Cruise at 31 minutes, Grizzly River Run at 35 and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree at 30 minutes were the only holdouts.

Disney California Adventure
10
10

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
10

Tuesday’s crowd was equally as heavy as Sunday and Monday but slightly lower wait times at Disney California Adventure pushed that park’s level down one.

Disney California Adventure
10
9

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
10

Most guests visiting Disneyland Resort on New Year’s Eve are there to see the main fireworks so wait times at Disney California Adventure lagged a couple levels behind. Of course both parks were extremely crowded none-the-less.

Disney California Adventure
9
8

Thursday, January 1, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
9
9

A great tip for guests wishing to maximize their touring during the holiday is to be among the first to arrive at the gate on New Year’s Day. Crowds can be relatively light as many guests start their day later, recovering from the night before.

Disney California Adventure
9
9

Friday, January 2, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
10

The respite is short-lived however, as we saw on Friday. Space Mountain averaged 77 minutes (predicted 72) while Radiator Springs averaged 139 (predicted 137).

Disney California Adventure
9
10

Saturday, January 3, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
9

Saturday’s crowd may indicate that some guests began the journey home. Normally, a Saturday crowd is busier than the Thursday-Friday┬ábefore.

Disney California Adventure
9
8
What to Expect This Week
January 4 to 10, 2015
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The New Year has arrived and the parks will calm down quite a bit in the weeks to come. Guests of Disneyland Resort in January will have to watch out for the Star Wars Half Marathon event and Martin Luther King Jr Day.

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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