Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – Feburary 1 to 6, 2015

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Crowds at Walt Disney World were down last week compared to last year, especially on Monday through Thursday. We saw wait times dip five to ten minutes lower than expected, on average. We also saw a very rare event on Thursday when all four parks hit a level ‘1’ on our scale. Park hours were increased several days as we predicted on our February Preview article.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the Touringplans.com Disney World Crowd Calendar Report:

Walt Disney World Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, February 1, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
5
4

We were surprised when the crowd calendar predicted a level ‘8’ at Animal Kingdom when the other three parks were relatively moderate, even though it hosted Extra Magic Hour morning. But, it turned out accurate with average waits like 24 minutes at Dinosaur (predicted 38) and 33 minutes at Primeval Whirl (predicted 30).

Epcot
4
3
Hollywood Studios
4
3
Animal Kingdom
8
8

Monday, February 2, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
6
3

Animal Kingdom’s wait times dropped dramatically and unexpectedly on Monday. Dinosaur’s average dipped to 17 minutes and Primeval Whirl to 10 minutes. Kilimanjaro Safaris averaged 16 minutes (predicted 20).

Epcot
4
3
Hollywood Studios
4
5
Animal Kingdom
6
2

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
5
3

Tuesday’s wait times continued the low wait time trend that we would see for four consecutive days last week. At Magic Kingdom only Peter Pan’s Flight (64 minutes) had an average wait time above 35.

Epcot
3
3
Hollywood Studios
3
2
Animal Kingdom
3
1

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
4
2

On Wednesday both Epcot and Hollywood Studios reached the lowest level on our scale thanks to average waits like 47 minutes at Test Track (predicted 51) and 57 at Toy Story Midway Mania (63).

Epcot
2
1
Hollywood Studios
4
1
Animal Kingdom
3
3

Thursday, February 5, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
4
1

Here it is! The rare day where all four parks hit a level ‘1’. We expect these low waits to happen in September, January or on days in off-season where the weather is particularly cold or rainy so seeing it last Thursday was a surprise. Super Headliners can still have substantial waits on a level ‘1’ day however, like Toy Story Midway Mania which averaged 53 minutes.

Epcot
3
1
Hollywood Studios
2
1
Animal Kingdom
2
1

Friday, February 6, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
6
6

Friday’s crowds returned to levels predicted by the crowd calendar. In fact, predictions at all four parks proved accurate. Toy Story Midway Mania averaged 62 minutes, by comparison.

Epcot
4
4
Hollywood Studios
3
3
Animal Kingdom
5
5

Saturday, February 7, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
6
4

In Fall 2014 we noticed that Saturdays at The Studios were much busier than history would suggest. Now, we’re seeing wait times go the other direction on Saturdays. We haven’t seen a level ‘2’ on a Saturday at The Studios in quite some time.

Epcot
5
3
Hollywood Studios
7
2
Animal Kingdom
6
7
What to Expect This Week
February 8 to 14, 2015
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This week is the last week guests can enjoy moderate crowds before the influx of guests to the resort for Presidents Day, Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day.

To see Walt Disney World 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 “Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – Feburary 1 to 6, 2015

  • February 11, 2015 at 4:55 pm
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    The solid 1s last Thursday were likely a result of the rain, which had been forecast several days out.
    We rearranged our schedules to be indoors during the rainy time, and the impact on us was pretty minimal.
    We’ll see what the numbers look like for this past Monday – the rain was harder and lasted longer. We were at Epcot all day, and things were pretty light.

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