Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – March 8 to 14, 2015

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Spring Break crowds at Disney World continue to be slightly lower than in years past. Last week marks the second week in a row with crowd levels one to two steps below what the calendar predicted. Although definitely lower than expected the crowds are not significantly lower so we expect the parks to be very busy in the weeks to come. Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios are the two parks that seem to be driving crowds in directions compared to from previous years. Epcot, although relatively moderate on the crowd calendar scale remains busy as locals flock to the park to experience this year’s Flower & Garden Festival.

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, March 8, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
4

Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios saw crowds three levels lower than the calendar predicted on Sunday. A ‘4’ at Magic Kingdom on a Sunday in March is rare, although in years past this would typically be a Evening Extra Magic Hour day.

Epcot
7
6
Hollywood Studios
8
5
Animal Kingdom
8
6

Monday, March 9, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
7

Both Magic Kingdom and The Studios bounced back with crowd levels three levels higher than the day before. Monday saw average waits like 40 minutes at Buzz Lightyear and 62 minutes at Space Mountain.

Epcot
7
6
Hollywood Studios
9
8
Animal Kingdom
7
5

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
6

Tuesday’s crowds varied between level ‘5’ and ‘8’ with each park recording a different level. The Studios had the lowest level thanks to average waits like 67 minutes at Toy Story Midway Mania and 68 and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

Epcot
8
8
Hollywood Studios
7
5
Animal Kingdom
6
7

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
4

Wednesday’s crowd levels were surprisingly low again at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios although we saw an average wait of 67 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight (predicted 57) and 86 at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (predicted 67).

Epcot
7
6
Hollywood Studios
7
5
Animal Kingdom
7
6

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
5
7

On Thursday the Studios and the Magic Kingdom went in drastically different directions than the day before. The Studios was two levels lower with average waits of 42 minutes at Tower of Terror (predicted 75) while Magic Kingdom was three levels higher thanks in part to Space Mountain (75 minutes) and Splash Mountain (72 minutes).

Epcot
7
6
Hollywood Studios
7
3
Animal Kingdom
5
4

Friday, March 13, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
6

Friday’s Resort-wide crowd levels were again lowered by a surprisingly low crowd level at Hollywood Studios. Despite the nice weather wait times there were much lower than normal – 18 minutes at Star Tours, 16 at Great Movie Ride and 49 at Tower of Terror.

Epcot
7
7
Hollywood Studios
7
3
Animal Kingdom
8
5

Saturday, March 14, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
6
6

Saturday’s calendar figures ended up as the most accurate of the week with only Animal Kingdom’s number missing the mark. There we saw average wait times of 17 minutes at Dinosaur and 12 minutes at Primeval Whirl which pushed the park level down to a ‘5’ while predictions for Expedition Everest and Kilimanjaro Safaris were within 1 minute of what we observed.

Epcot
7
7
Hollywood Studios
6
6
Animal Kingdom
7
5
What to Expect This Week
March 15 to 21, 2015
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Spring Break is still not quite at its peak. We expect the next few weeks to be busy at all four parks.

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.

2 thoughts on “Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – March 8 to 14, 2015

  • March 17, 2015 at 10:49 am
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    Aw, we totally botched our days last week. We went to MK on Tuesday and Epcot on Wednesday. Definitely should have reversed that. Wednesday morning at Epcot was wonderful, though. Low crowds around the showcase and short waits at the characters. MK really felt busier than a 6 on Tuesday, though!

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  • March 25, 2015 at 9:38 am
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    Spent two days (Wed/Thurs) back to back in the MK for my sons 2nd birthday before a couple of resort days and then on to meet the Disney Jr characters at HS on Saturday. We were delighted at the light crowds on Wednesday at MK (my sons actual birthday), and were thinking we would maybe get another on Thursday, but were a little disappointed. We stuck to our touringplans and did most of our attractions before our nap time back at the Contemporary each day. Evenings were spent binging on Speedway, Dumbo and a few additional rolling fast passes.

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