Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – June 28 to July 4, 2015

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The Magic Kingdom Crowd Calendar continued a remarkable streak of accuracy last week. Between June 21 and July 4, 2015 the crowd level at Magic Kingdom was exactly as predicted by the Crowd Calendar with the exception of only four days and three of those missed by only one level. ¬†Meanwhile, crowd levels at the other three parks were down slightly (on average). Independence Day is one day of the year where the Resort Crowd Level is a little misleading. While Magic Kingdom hosted near capacity crowds, Animal Kingdom had wait times among the lowest of the year so the resort crowd level was a ‘6’. In reality, we still consider July 4th to be one the busiest days of the year even though the majority¬†of the crowds are focused at Magic Kingdom and Epcot.

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

Walt Disney World Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, June 28, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
6

Sunday saw wait times lower than expected at all four parks but especially at Epcot and Animal Kingdom. There we saw average wait times like 68 minutes at Soarin’ and 50 minutes at Kali River Rapids while Space Mountain averaged 56 minutes and Toy Story Midway Mania averaged 71.

Epcot
8
5
Hollywood Studios
5
4
Animal Kingdom
9
7

Monday, June 29, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
8

Monday’s crowd levels were as expected at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios while Epcot’s wait times fell short of what the Calendar predicted. Guests at Epcot on Monday experienced average waits like 15 minutes at Spaceship Earth and 18 minutes at Mission: SPACE Orange.

Epcot
8
5
Hollywood Studios
8
9
Animal Kingdom
9
7

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
9

Tuesday, the final day of June, brought crowds that resemble a typical summer day at Disney World. Crowded walkways, longer than average wait times and hot weather at all four parks. Only Mission: SPACE Green (13 minutes) and Primeval Whirl (18 minutes) had average wait times below 20 minutes.

Epcot
9
7
Hollywood Studios
6
8
Animal Kingdom
8
7

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
7

Wednesday’s crowds were slightly less than what we saw on Tuesday. We still saw significant wait time averages however, including a 67-minute average wait at Peter Pan’s Flight and a 71-minute average wait at Soarin’.

Epcot
8
6
Hollywood Studios
7
6
Animal Kingdom
8
6

Thursday, July 2, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
7

Animal Kingdom had the highest crowd level on our scale on Thursday thanks to a 37-minute average wait at DINOSAUR and a 64-minute average at Kali River Rapids. Some summer storms didn’t seem to keep the crowds away from the other three parks.

Epcot
8
6
Hollywood Studios
6
7
Animal Kingdom
8
9

Friday, July 3, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
6

Friday’s crowds hit a level ‘6’ on our scale at all four parks. Magic Kingdom guests saw the Fourth of July Concert in the Sky with much lower crowds than the following day. Average wait times were 50 minutes at Space Mountain, 73 minutes at Soarin’, 72 minutes at Toy Story Midway Mania and 59 minutes at Kali River Rapids.

Epcot
7
6
Hollywood Studios
6
6
Animal Kingdom
5
6

Saturday, July 4, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
10
10

Independence Day. July 4th brings perennial mayhem to Walt Disney World but this year the mayhem was limited to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. These crowd levels make Hollywood Studios a clear favorite for experiencing Independence Day celebrations without additional crowds. Animal Kingdom in the morning and Hollywood Studios in the evening might become a new July 4th tradition.

Epcot
10
8
Hollywood Studios
5
4
Animal Kingdom
3
2
What to Expect This Week
July 5 to 11, 2015

July 4th is one of the busiest days of the year but unlike other busy seasons the crowds are short-lived. Summer crowds will resume quickly.

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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 – June 28 to July 4, 2015

  • July 9, 2015 at 8:41 pm
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    July 3rd at the Magic Kingdom sure seemed a lot less than a 6 but we arrived after the storm. We got right in the middle of the hub 2 minutes before the fireworks started. Extra Magic hours were empty.

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