Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – February 7 to 13, 2016

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How Crowded Was Disney World Last Week?
How Crowded Was Disney World Last Week?

Friday and Saturday last week were a couple points higher than what the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted but otherwise crowds were inline with what we expected. Wait times were high enough to hit level ’10’s on our scale several times last week, especially at Disney Hollywood Studios due to breakdowns at The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Soarin’s closure continues to keep wait times lowest at Epcot.

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, February 7, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
9

Epcot was the least crowded park on Sunday as predicted. The other three parks all hit level ‘9’s’ on our scale which means wait times were near the highest average that we see all year. Big Thunder Mountain Railroad averaged 55 minutes (predicted 52), Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster averaged 74 (77) and DINOSAUR averaged 42 (as predicted).

Epcot
7
5
Hollywood Studios
8
9
Animal Kingdom
9
9

Monday, February 8, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
9

Monday’s crowds looked a lot like Sunday except that wait times were longer on average at Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. Toy Story Midway Mania hit an average of 114 minutes (predicted 106) and Kilimanjaro Safaris averaged 65 (predicted 47).

Epcot
6
5
Hollywood Studios
8
10
Animal Kingdom
5
10

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
8

Tuesday’s crowds were a little more moderate with Animal Kingdom dropping way down to a level ‘3’, one day after hosting Morning Extra Magic Hour. By comparison, Kilimanjaro Safaris averaged 21 minutes on Tuesday (predicted 41). Wait times at Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios were within a few minutes of what we predicted at most attractions. One exception was Tower of Terror at The Studios which averaged a remarkable 125 minutes, likely due to breakdowns of one elevator shaft.

Epcot
7
6
Hollywood Studios
7
9
Animal Kingdom
4
3

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
7

Mechanical issues at Hollywood Studios’ Tower of Terror continued on Wednesday. That attraction averaged 152 minutes, triple what we would normally expect this time of year. Toy Story Midway Mania averaged 103 minutes (predicted 100) and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster averaged 62 (predicted 66).

Epcot
5
4
Hollywood Studios
7
10
Animal Kingdom
4
4

Thursday, February 11, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
9

Magic Kingdom crowds were within one level of what the Disney World Crowd Calendar predicted each day and that continued on Thursday. Jungle Cruise averaged 53 minutes (predicted 54), Peter Pan’s Flight 72 (69), Pirates of the Caribbean 34 (30), Space Mountain 65 (63) and Splash Mountain averaged 37 minutes (predicted 28).

Epcot
5
6
Hollywood Studios
4
10
Animal Kingdom
4
8

Friday, February 12, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
9

Hollywood Studios hit a crowd level ’10’ again on Friday while Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom were both one level lower. At Epcot, the longest average wait time was at Test Track which averaged 66 minutes while Living with the Land was the lowest at 6 minutes.

Epcot
6
6
Hollywood Studios
8
10
Animal Kingdom
4
9

Saturday, February 13, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
10

Saturday crowds were higher than expected, an indication that President’s Week crowds may have arrived a little earlier than usual or an indication that President’s Week crowds will be busier than usual. Space Mountain averaged 101 minutes, Toy Story Midway Mania averaged 107 and Kilimanjaro Safaris averaged 107 minutes.

Epcot
7
8
Hollywood Studios
8
10
Animal Kingdom
9
10
What to Expect This Week
February 14 to 20, 2016

The week that includes President’s Day Monday is usually the busiest week in February and is often the busiest week of the winter season at Disney World. We expect wait times to hit their highest levels on our scale most of this week.

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 – February 7 to 13, 2016

  • February 16, 2016 at 4:39 pm
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    Still shocked that the closure of Soarin’ has caused lower wait times at EPCOT due to the lower attendance. Would have expected the opposite. I’m guessing the public is much more informed of closures due to the internet and wanting to get the most out of a Disney vacation.

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  • February 16, 2016 at 7:53 pm
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    I’m surprised HS was 10’s almost the entire week. Wow 😮
    Wonder what is bringing the crazy crowds. StarWars excitement? Visiting elements that are slated to close? Curiosity about changes? I would love if they decided to continue the StarWars Fireworks past March, even if just weekends.

    Epcot really is hurting without Soarin’. Hope Disney’s noticing- a 6 month closure is toooo long. Put that 3rd track on the fast track, WDW!

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