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How We Did Yesterday - Friday, May 26, 2017
Our wait times predictions were within 3 minutes for the following attractions: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (-3 min), The Seas with Nemo & Friends (-3 min), Test Track (-3 min), The Barnstormer (-3 min), Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (-2 min), Enchanted Tales with Belle (-2 min), Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot (-1 min), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (-1 min), The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (-1 min), The Great Movie Ride (-1 min), Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (0 min), The Haunted Mansion (+1 min), Jungle Cruise (+1 min), Turtle Talk with Crush (+1 min), Mad Tea Party (+2 min), Meet Daring Disney Pals as Circus Stars at Pete's Silly Sideshow (+2 min)
We were within 5 minutes: it's a small world (-4 min), Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid (-4 min), Astro Orbiter (-3 min), TriceraTop Spin (-3 min), Prince Charming Regal Carrousel (+3 min), Meet Ariel at Her Grotto (+3 min), Mickey's PhilharMagic (+4 min), Spaceship Earth (+4 min), Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus (+4 min), The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (+4 min), Living with the Land (+4 min)
We were within 7 minutes: Meet Magnifique Disney Friends as Circus Stars at Pete’s Silly Sideshow (+7 min)
We were within 10 minutes: Primeval Whirl (-8 min), Peter Pan's Flight (+9 min), It's Tough to Be a Bug! (+10 min), Tomorrowland Speedway (+10 min)
The attractions above come from our core group of 24 attractions used in calculating crowd levels. Wait times predictions are the average posted time between 11am and 5pm.
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The Crowd Calendar (1 means lowest crowds, 10 means highest)
Date Resort
Crowd Level
(Out of 10)
Magic
Kingdom
Epcot Hollywood
Studios
Animal
Kingdom
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Season
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
PEAK
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Jul. 1, 2017
Saturday
PEAK
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Sunday
PEAK
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Jul. 3, 2017
Monday
PEAK
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Jul. 4, 2017
Tuesday
PEAK
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Jul. 5, 2017
Wednesday
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Jul. 6, 2017
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Jul. 7, 2017
Friday
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Jul. 8, 2017
Saturday
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Jul. 9, 2017
Sunday
PEAK
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Morning Magic at MK
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Monday
PEAK
$124 (MK)
Jul. 11, 2017
Tuesday
PEAK
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Morning Magic at MK
Jul. 12, 2017
Wednesday
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Jul. 13, 2017
Thursday
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Jul. 21, 2017
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Jul. 22, 2017
Saturday
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Jul. 23, 2017
Sunday
REGULAR
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Jul. 24, 2017
Monday
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Jul. 25, 2017
Tuesday
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Jul. 26, 2017
Wednesday
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The Crowd Calendar Is Based On Wait Times

Our Unofficial Guide researchers have collected wait times in Walt Disney World for over a decade. Thanks to our mobile app, we get hundreds of wait times daily from our fabulous users.

What The Numbers Mean

The crowd level is based on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the least crowded and 10 being most crowded. The scale represents the average wait time between 11am and 5pm at the key attractions. Read more on Crowd Levels.

Choosing The Park To Visit Each Day

Before choosing which park to visit each day you should examine some details about your trip. Our Park Recommendations page will take you step-by-step through your planning to make sure you make the right choice. Read More about Park Recommendations.

More Help To Plan Around The Crowds

  • Click on the individual days or use the "Jump to Day" form to see the crowd levels, park recommendations, park hours and parade and firework schedules for a single day on one simple page.
  • Compare the crowds from your previous trip to your next one in the Historical Crowds section.
  • Find answers to commonly asked questions.

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Our Disney crowd calendar uses a 1 to 10 scale: 1 is least crowded, and 10 is most crowded.

The scale represents the average wait time between 10 am and 5 pm at key attractions in each park.

How We Did Yesterday - Fri., May 26, 2017

Magic Kingdom

Attraction Predictions

Our wait times predictions were within 3 minutes for the following attractions: Seven Dwarfs Mine Train (-3 min), The Barnstormer (-3 min), Enchanted Tales with Belle (-2 min), The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (-1 min), Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor (0 min), The Haunted Mansion (+1 min), Jungle Cruise (+1 min), Mad Tea Party (+2 min), Meet Daring Disney Pals as Circus Stars at Pete's Silly Sideshow (+2 min)

We were within 5 minutes: it's a small world (-4 min), Under the Sea ~ Journey of the Little Mermaid (-4 min), Astro Orbiter (-3 min), Prince Charming Regal Carrousel (+3 min), Meet Ariel at Her Grotto (+3 min), Mickey's PhilharMagic (+4 min), The Magic Carpets of Aladdin (+4 min)

We were within 7 minutes: Meet Magnifique Disney Friends as Circus Stars at Pete’s Silly Sideshow (+7 min)

We were within 10 minutes: Peter Pan's Flight (+9 min), Tomorrowland Speedway (+10 min)

Overall Park Predictions

  • We Predicted: 6
  • Actual Crowds: 7

Epcot

Attraction Predictions

Our wait times predictions were within 3 minutes for the following attractions: The Seas with Nemo & Friends (-3 min), Test Track (-3 min), Meet Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot (-1 min), Turtle Talk with Crush (+1 min)

We were within 5 minutes: Spaceship Earth (+4 min), Meet Anna and Elsa at Royal Sommerhus (+4 min), Living with the Land (+4 min)

Overall Park Predictions

  • We Predicted: 7
  • Actual Crowds: 5

Hollywood Studios

Attraction Predictions

Our wait times predictions were within 3 minutes for the following attractions: Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (-2 min), The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (-1 min), The Great Movie Ride (-1 min)

Overall Park Predictions

  • We Predicted: 7
  • Actual Crowds: 6

Animal Kingdom

Attraction Predictions

We were within 5 minutes: TriceraTop Spin (-3 min)

We were within 10 minutes: Primeval Whirl (-8 min), It's Tough to Be a Bug! (+10 min)

Overall Park Predictions

  • We Predicted: 7
  • Actual Crowds: 5

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Best Times to Visit Disney World

Walt Disney World is busiest Christmas Day through the first few days of January. Next busiest is the spring-break period from mid-March through the week of Easter, then Thanksgiving week. Following those are the first few weeks of June, when summer vacation starts, and the week of Presidents Day.

The least busy time is from Labor Day in September through the beginning of October. Next slowest are the weeks in mid-January after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend up to Presidents Day in February (except when the Walt Disney World Marathon runs after MLK Day). The weeks after Thanksgiving and before Christmas are less crowded than average, as is mid-April-mid-May, after spring break and before Memorial Day.

Late February, March, and early April are dicey. Crowds ebb and flow according to spring-break schedules and the timing of Presidents Day weekend. Besides being asphalt-melting hot, July brings throngs of South American tourists on their winter holiday.

How To Use the Crowd Calendar

We define theme park crowds by looking at average posted wait time for the park's most important attractions, between the hours of 10:00 am and 5:00 pm. We selected this definition for many reasons:

  • It is data-driven, using data that we can collect
  • It has fixed park hours to make fair comparisons between parks
  • It can be objectively evaluated for accuracy

That last one is important. Two guests who tour Magic Kingdom on the same day may not agree on how the crowd felt. It will depend greatly on their personal perspective: what time of year they usually visit, how experienced they are, whether they used a touring plan, and more. However, everyone should be able to agree on what the average posted wait time was between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm.

See our Magic Kingdom Crowd Levels page to get a sense of wait times at popular attractions for different crowd levels.

Other Tips

1. Using a Touring Plan is 5 times more important than which park to visit

The best way to avoid waiting in line is to use a Disney World Touring Plan. You will tour more efficiently with a touring plan at a park at level '8' then you will without a touring plan at a park at level '4'.

2. Lower crowds mean it's less important to choose a specific park to visit

If the crowd calendar level is a '4' or lower, picking which park to visit will matter less. Use the crowd calendar to choose a week with lower crowds, then visit whichever park you wish.

3. Use Extra Magic Hours Wisely

If you're staying at a Disney hotel with Extra Magic Hours, then take advantage of that perk. Morning Extra Magic Hour is the most effective for seeing rides without long waits in line. Just make sure you can arrive before Morning Extra Magic Hour begins.


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