Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – December 20 to 26, 2015

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How Crowded Was Disneyland Last Week?
How Crowded Was Disneyland Last Week?

Last week, Disneyland Resort was slightly less crowded than expected during the week but wait times were still extreme most days. The dips in mid-week crowd levels were caused mostly by lower than expected wait times at Disney California Adventure. The Christmas holiday season is the busiest time of the year at the Disneyland parks and it looks like this year will be no exception.

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 20, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
9

Both Disneyland parks were crowd level ‘9’s on Sunday. Most attractions at Disneyland park hit crowd level ’10’s but the park wide average was pulled down by attractions like Mickey’s House (6 minutes), Splash Mountain (21 minutes) and Gadget’s Go Coaster (18 minutes).

Disney California Adventure
8
9

Monday, December 21, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
10

Monday’s wait times were a step higher on our scale. We saw average wait times like 44 minutes at Alice in Wonderland, 42 at Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage, 24 at Monsters Inc. and 32 at California Screamin’.

Disney California Adventure
10
9

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
9

Tuesday’s wait times were high at Disneyland but significantly less so at Disney California Adventure. Tower of Terror averaged 37 minutes which is a level ‘8’ on our scale while Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree was 8 minutes, a level ‘1’.

Disney California Adventure
10
6

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
10

Wednesday’s crowd level at Disneyland park inched back up to a level ’10’ while Disney California Adventure stayed relatively low for this time of year. Cool weather kept Grizzly River Run at low average waits all week including a 20 minute average on Wednesday.

Disney California Adventure
10
7

Thursday, December 24, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
9

Christmas Eve was really uncrowded at Disney California Adventure while Disneyland was a crowd level ‘9’ on Thursday. Grizzly River Run, California Screamin’ and Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree all hit crowd levels ‘2’ or lower.

Disney California Adventure
10
4

Friday, December 25, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
10

Christmas Day was a crowd level ’10’ at Disneyland Park while Disney California Adventure was much less crowded.

Disney California Adventure
6
7

Saturday, December 26, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
10
10

Saturday saw a very crowded resort once again. Both parks hit average wait times at or near the top of our scale.

Disney California Adventure
7
9
What to Expect This Week
December 26, 2015 to January 2, 2016

The last week of December is the busiest week of the year at Disneyland Resort. Expect wait times to be extreme. If you are touring the parks this week consider touring plans mandatory.

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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