Disneyland Crowd Calendar Updates For August 2017 and Beyond

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Fantasmic! is back at Disneyland Park after a year-long hiatus. Early reaction to the new features of this popular show are positive so we expect crowds to increase at Disneyland for the rest of the summer. In particular, when summer blockout dates end in August we expect a large influx of annual passholders wishing to check out the new show. So, a new update to the Disneyland Crowd Calendar is in order.

Southern California (and Southern California Select) passholders will have their first chance to see the new Fantasmic! show on August 21. The Disneyland Crowd Calendar expects crowds to be elevated at Disneyland Park between August 21 and Labor Day on September 4. Most passholders who want to see the new show will have done so by then. Crowd levels have increased for those days by as much as 6 index points. Disney California Adventure crowd levels remain unchanged.

If you have a trip planned for late August, don’t panic. Although this update represents a large increase in crowd levels on some days we believe the crowds will be mostly afternoon visitors coming in specifically to see the new show. So, if you arrive early and follow a touring plan you should be fine. It is also likely that the increased crowds will be mostly focused in Frontierland, where the show takes place.

There are very few updates to the Disneyland Crowd Calendar beyond August and almost no major changes. You will see some days change by a point or two but nothing more than that. Most days remain unchanged.


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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.

4 thoughts on “Disneyland Crowd Calendar Updates For August 2017 and Beyond

  • July 19, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Are you guys sure of Fantasmic! and fireworks still taking place during those weekdays such as 28-31Aug?

    • July 25, 2017 at 12:42 am

      There are no fireworks or Fantasmic those weekdays (28-31)

  • July 22, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    This is a bummer since we originally planned our trip based on the crowd calendar predictions being so low 🙁 Thanks for the update!

  • July 25, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Just curious then… if Fantasmic isn’t happening on those weekdays why was the calendar crowd rating was still bumped up? Is there another reason to expect crowds at Disneyland (but not at DCA)?


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