Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – January 3 to 9, 2016

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

The graph of the crowd levels we saw at Disneyland last week looks less like a January crowd pattern and more like the track at Gadget’s Go Coaster! Up, down, and back up again. Rain was the culprit as Southern California was washed out for much of the day Tuesday through Thursday. Radiator Springs Racers, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Mad Tea Party, Alice in Wonderland and many others saw weather related closures last 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, January 3, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
8

Both Disneyland parks ended up one level more crowded than the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted on Sunday. Disneyland park had average wait times like 36 minutes at Alice in Wonderland and 49 at Indiana Jones Adventure.

Disney California Adventure
6
7

Monday, January 4, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
8

Disneyland Park stayed at a level ‘8’ on Monday but Disney California Adventure ended up much less crowded. There we saw averages like 19 minutes at California Screamin’ and 41 at Toy Story Midway Mania.

Disney California Adventure
10
5

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
8
5

Tuesday was the first day of cold rain at Disneyland Resort. Soarin’ Over California at Disney California Adventure closed for a lengthy refurbishment which also kept that park less crowded than normal.

Disney California Adventure
9
1

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
5
3

More of the same at both parks on Wednesday. Only two attractions at Disney California Adventure had average wait times above 20 minutes – Toy Story Midway Mania and Radiator Springs Racers.

Disney California Adventure
9
1

Thursday, January 7, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
6
4

Thursday’s crowds were similarly low, even for a slow day in early January. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters averaged 10 minutes, it’s a small world averaged 9 and Pirates of the Caribbean averaged 14.

Disney California Adventure
5
2

Friday, January 8, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
5
8

Now that the holiday rush is over and we are entering an off season for Disneyland Resort we should expect the weekend crowds will be much busier than weekday crowds. However, the weather no doubt had an impact on the ups and downs last week.

Disney California Adventure
6
8

Saturday, January 9, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
6
8

Saturday’s crowds were as predicted at Disney California Adventure but two steps higher than predicted at Disneyland. Eight Disneyland attractions actually hit the top level on our attraction scales on Saturday.

Disney California Adventure
6
6
What to Expect This Week
January 10 to 16, 2016

Weather always plays a part in what happens at Disneyland in terms of crowds in January so we will have to see what happens this week. Disneyland hosts the Star Wars Half Marathon this weekend as well so it is possible that the parks may be busier than expected.

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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