Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Well, almost. We are anxiously waiting to see how many people head to Disneyland Resort for the holiday. Historically, crowd levels will hit the upper end of our scale starting on Wednesday, but there are always exceptions. Here are the crowd levels that we observed at Disneyland Park during Thanksgiving week in 2018:
Monday, November 19, 2018 – 10
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 – 8
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 – 4
Thursday, November 22, 2018 – 9
Friday, November 23, 2018 – 8
Saturday, November 24, 2018 – 6
Sunday, November 25, 2018 – 1
The ’10’ on Monday and the ‘4’ on Wednesday were anomalies in 2018. Comparing with 2019 isn’t very helpful because the parks were flooded with rain most of the week, and 2020 was…well…2020. This update predicts that Thanksgiving week in 2021 will see both parks hit ‘7’s and ‘8’s most days. That is more in line with historical trends.
The bigger question for Disneyland Resort however is when will it get a launch date for Genie. We are well into our analysis of how Genie is affecting wait times and crowd levels at Walt Disney World Resort but its impact on Disneyland may be a little different given that guests are already well versed with MaxPass. Will guests that used MaxPass get onboard with Genie in similar numbers or will we see a new paradigm altogether?
The update we are posting today has mostly minor changes to the calendar, up or down a point or two, on average. Many days don’t change at all. It has been a while since we updated the Disneyland Crowd Calendar and we have a lot of wait time data this fall to get a sense of how crowds are flowing through the parks since the summer.
As always, we welcome your questions and comments about the Disneyland Crowd Calendar. Leave us a message below.