Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – May 10 to 16, 2015

Share This!

Last week, Disneyland Resort saw crowd levels vary between levels ‘4’ and ‘8’ on our scale, including a jump between those two levels in a one-day span between Friday and Saturday. Despite having some crowd levels above average, wait times were usually manageable at either park throughout the week.

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, May 10, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
6

Both parks hit crowd levels two points higher than the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted on Sunday, possibly due to the Tinkerbell Half Marathon. California Screamin’ saw wait times average 26 minutes which is about as high as it gets at that attraction.

Disney California Adventure
6
8

Monday, May 11, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
6

Wait times returned to normal on Monday with wait times around the average point for the year at most attractions. Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree was an exception for some reason with an average wait of 29 minutes.

Disney California Adventure
5
5

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
6

Tuesday brought more middle-of-the-road wait times at most attractions including a 23-minute average wait at Dumbo and a 35 minute average wait at Indiana Jones Adventure.

Disney California Adventure
5
5

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
6

Similar wait times on Wednesday at both parks. Dumbo averaged 29 minutes, Indiana Jones Adventure averaged 38 but Buzz Lightyear averaged only 9 minutes.

Disney California Adventure
5
4

Thursday, May 14, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
4
5

Thursday was a great day for low wait times, lowest of the week at Disney California Adventure in fact. There we saw averages like 10 minutes at California Screamin’ and 51 minutes at Radiator Springs racers.

Disney California Adventure
4
3

Friday, May 15, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
4

Fridays in off-season are usually busy days at both Disneyland parks but last week was an exception. We saw below average wait times at most attractions including a 5 minute average wait at it’s a small world and 6 minutes at Monsters, Inc.

Disney California Adventure
7
4

Saturday, May 16, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
9

Saturday’s crowd levels spiked up drastically compared to Friday. During the week we saw no crowd level higher than a ‘6’ but on Saturday, both parks were higher than that. Many attractions at Disneyland hit a level ’10’.

Disney California Adventure
7
7
What to Expect This Week
May 17 to 23, 2015
How Crowded is Disneyland?
How Crowded is Disneyland?

The final week of May is approaching and we expect wait times to be manageable for one more week, then the Memorial Day rush will arrive. Wait times will continue to be more appealing during the week and less so on weekends.

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.