Disney World Crowd Calendar Report – February 14 to 20, 2016

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How Did The Disney World Crowd Calendar Do Last Week?
How Did The Disney World Crowd Calendar Do Last Week?

President’s Week at Walt Disney World is historically the busiest week between New Year’s Day and Spring Break and that was the case this year as well. Crowds on Sunday and Monday were as hectic as we see all year long with the parks slowly fading during the week. Magic Kingdom never dipped below a crowd level ‘9’ all week.

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

Walt Disney World Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, February 14, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
10
10

Less than ten days a year have all four parks at a level ’10’ but that is exactly what we saw last Sunday. Guests who visit the parks during a crowd level ‘9’ are amazed that days like last Sunday exist. They say, “If that was a 9, I’d hate to see a 10”. Here’s what they look like: 113 minutes at Space Mountain, 94 minutes at Test Track, 126 at Toy Story Midway Mania and 102 for Kilimanjaro Safaris.

Epcot
10
10
Hollywood Studios
10
10
Animal Kingdom
10
10

Monday, February 15, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
9
10

Only Epcot slid down a crowd level on Monday although wait times there were still extreme. Test Track averaged 88 minutes and Spaceship Earth averaged 35. Space Mountain was still a ’10’ on our scale but its 83 minute average was not have nearly as high an average as Sunday. However, Toy Story Midway Mania (130 minutes) and Dinosaur (48 minutes) were actually busier than the day before.

Epcot
10
9
Hollywood Studios
10
10
Animal Kingdom
10
10

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
9
10

Magic Kingdom stayed at the top level on our scale Tuesday while the other three parks saw some minor relief. Animal Kingdom was the least crowded park with average wait times like 74 minutes at Kilimanjaro Safaris and 35 minutes at Expedition Everest. Hollywood Studios only had one attraction hit a level ’10’ – Great Movie Ride at 34 minutes.

Epcot
6
8
Hollywood Studios
8
9
Animal Kingdom
7
7

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
9

Crowds were significant at Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios again on Wednesday. Epcot was significantly less crowded than what we saw earlier in the week with no attraction averaging a wait time above 21 minutes except for Test Track at 59 (predicted 50).

Epcot
7
5
Hollywood Studios
8
9
Animal Kingdom
8
7

Thursday, February 18, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
9

Thursday was the least crowded day of the week at Animal Kingdom. Kilimanjaro Safaris averaged 54 minutes (predicted 35), Expedition Everest 25 (34), DINOSAUR 23 (26) and Primeval Whirl averaged 20 minutes as predicted. Meanwhile, the crowds at Magic Kingdom did not subside as much as expected. There we saw average waits like 64 minutes at Peter Pan’s Flight (predicted 77) and 70 at Space Mountain (predicted 78).

Epcot
6
7
Hollywood Studios
7
9
Animal Kingdom
5
5

Friday, February 19, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
7
9

Friday was busy at all four parks but not quite as busy as what we saw for President’s Day. Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios led the way again with the highest crowd levels.

Epcot
5
6
Hollywood Studios
9
9
Animal Kingdom
6
8

Saturday, February 20, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Magic Kingdom
8
9

Friday’s crowds at Animal Kingdom brought us a crowd level ’10’ for the first time since Tuesday. Animal Kingdom hosted Extra Magic Hour which led to average wait times such as 75 minutes at Kilimanjaro Safaris and 48 at Expedition Everest.

Epcot
6
5
Hollywood Studios
9
8
Animal Kingdom
8
10
What to Expect This Week
February 21 to 27, 2016

Late February is a great time to visit the Disney World theme parks. President’s Day and Spring Break draw a lot of visitors to central Florida so in between those two peaks is a lull in attendance. The parks may be busy at times but we will see several days with crowd levels below the middle point of our scale.

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 14 to 20, 2016

  • February 27, 2016 at 9:01 am
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    Has Touring Plans or anyone else ever tested a touring plan listed in the Unofficial Guide on a 10 day? Curious as to their effectiveness on such a crowded day.

    Reply
    • February 27, 2016 at 9:59 am
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      Yes, all the time. With my family, for example, I’ve done 35 attractions by 5 PM on New Year’s Eve, the most crowded day of the year.

      Our Disneyland guy, Guy, devotes one or two days per week to using the touring plans and app in the park, as a family would, to make sure it works.

      Reply

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