Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report – May 31 to June 6, 2015

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Disneyland wait times trended lower than expected last week but mostly driven by lower than usual wait times at Disney California Adventure. Disneyland Park had wait times within one index level of what the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted every day last week.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Disneyland Crowd Calendar Report:

Disneyland Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, May 31, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
7

Both Disneyland parks saw wait times within normal limits for this time year last Sunday. That means average wait times like 43 minutes at Indiana Jones Adventure and 40 minutes for Toy Story Midway Mania.

Disney California Adventure
8
7

Monday, June 1, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
8

Monday was the first day when we started to see Disney California Adventure wait times dip below seasonal averages. Tower of Terror averaged 21 minutes, about half what is normal for a Monday in early June.

Disney California Adventure
8
5

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
7

At Radiator Springs Racers on Tuesday we measured an average wait time of 68 minutes. That represents a level 2 on our scale and is significantly less than what the Disneyland Crowd Calendar predicted, especially since Disney California Adventure hosted Grad Nite last Tuesday.

Disney California Adventure
8
5

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
6
7

Wednesday’s crowd levels looked more like what we’d expect for this time of year. Alice in Wonderland averaged 31 minutes (predicted 32), Big Thunder Mountain Railroad averaged 26 (as predicted) and Dumbo averaged 24 (26).

Disney California Adventure
7
6

Thursday, June 4, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
7
6

Thursday and Friday ended up being the least crowded days of the week. On Thursday we saw most DCA attractions average wait times in the low 30s or lower. Grizzly River Run averaged only 13 minutes.

Disney California Adventure
8
5

Friday, June 5, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
6
5

Friday was the least crowded day last week but only slightly less crowded than Thursday. This is surprising considering that Fridays are usually fairly busy, especially in shoulder seasons like June and early May.

Disney California Adventure
7
5

Saturday, June 6, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Disneyland Park
6
7

Saturday’s predictions by the Disneyland Crowd Calendar were both within one index level of what we observed at the parks. At Disneyland we saw Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters average 17 minutes (predicted 14).

Disney California Adventure
6
5
What to Expect This Week
August 31 to September 6, 2014
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By late June, 100% of school districts will be out of session which means wait times at the parks will go up. Next week may be the last chance to experience manageable crowds in the ‘6’ and ‘7’ range before the summer rush begins.

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.

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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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