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The Historical Crowd Calendar
While predicting future Walt Disney World crowds is probably more useful for planning your next Walt Disney World trip, sometimes it's fun to look at the past. If you remember what the Walt Disney World crowds were like on previous trips, you can compare our crowd measurements to what we're predicting and gain some perspective.
The crowd levels listed in our "historical" section are actual measurements using data collected from Walt Disney World Lines or from our own research team. Since Lines launched in November 2009, we've been able to record the crowd levels for each park every day since. Before Walt Disney World Lines, we made many, many spot checks throughout the year using our own research team (and we continue to do so). Where we don't have crowd data, our statistical modeling fills in.
By Day, By Month, By Year
We currently have two ways of viewing historical Walt Disney World crowd levels. The first is to use the handy tool at the bottom ("Jump to Date") to find a specific day. You can then move forward and backward from that date using the links at the top and bottom of the page.
You can also view the Calendar by month and year using the links below:
- Disney World Crowds 2009
- Disney World Crowds 2010
- Disney World Crowds 2011
- Disney World Crowds 2012
- Disney World Crowds 2013
- Disney World Crowds 2014
- Disney World Crowds 2015
- Disney World Crowds 2016
- Disney World Crowds 2017
We altered our crowd calendar methodolgy in 2017, and in that process we updated our 2015 and 2016 data above to reflect that new way of calculating crowd levels. For those who are curious, we make available an Archival Observed Crowd Levels for 2015-2016 file that has numbers based on the methodology used during those years.
Notice Anything Wacky?
Because of the multiple and sometimes conflicting sources of park hours, there may a few discrepancies in the schedules for each day. If you notice anything that seems off (park hours, parade and fireworks schedules, etc.), please contact us!.
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