Thursday, April 16, 2009
If you've ever been to Disney World, you know that crowd levels can have a direct effect on your enjoyment of the parks. For some of us, picking the best days to go to the park is practically a sport. One way to do this is by finding a good crowd calender online, which predicts crowd levels based on past attendance and various other factors. A blog post from the people who put out everyone's favorite Disney guide, The Unofficial Guide, explains how they predict crowd levels. As you'll see, they have it down to a science. One interesting assertion that is proving true this month: That the economy hasn't made the crowd levels at Disney World decrease. In fact, Disney's Buy 4/Get 3 Free and other promotions have actually packed the parks.
If you go to this site, you can check out their crowd calender to see what their predictions are for the coming months. I've used it for the last few years and found it to be very accurate. Crowd levels are available for free 30 days in advance. To see estimates for the entire year, you can use your most current Unofficial Guide for admission or you can purchase a yearly pass (it's a few dollars).