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December 31, 2013

Disney World Crowd Calendar 2014 – Trip Planning – When is the Best Time to Go to Disney World for Low Crowds?

I’m back with my annual sharing of my own Disney World planning tool.

BIG change to this year’s data.  As always, I’m using data from TouringPlans.com – a GREAT source for Disney planning, and they had an amazing year in 2013 and are even better now!  And in 2013 a big change was the way they create level data.  Previously they put all dates in order and the crowd level for each – the bottom 10% of that list were 1’s on the crowd calendar, next 10% 2’s, etc… up to the top 10 on the list of crowd levels at Disney World were 10’s on the crowd calendar.  But they’ve improved on that.  Disney World crowds simply don’t follow a perfect bell curve like that – there are a lot more 5,6,7 days than 1,2,9 and 10 days and the crowd calendar now reflects that MUCH better and overall the crowd calendar is better.  Thus my charts are better and still show the peaks and valley’s of wait times at Disney World.  And remember, the keyword there is wait times – not crowds, this is based entirely on wait times.  Disney World is always crowded, it’s wait times that matter.

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December 29, 2012

Disney World Crowd Calendar 2013 – Disney World Trip Planning – When is the Best Time to Go?

I’m back with my 2013 version of the Disney World crowd calendar.  Again this year I’ve done Saturday – Saturday crowd levels as well as Friday – Sunday crowd levels.

A couple things to keep in mind:  Data is subject to change, by that I mean it will change.  Individual day estimates do get updated as they get closer but in general this does not change the cumulative data for the weeks shown nor does it impact the relative crowd levels for any given week.  So even though I won’t be updating these charts every time there is an update to the numbers the data remains reliable.

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May 14, 2012

Disney World Trip Planning – When to Go, How to Plan, Lodging, Dining and More

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As you know by some past posts (my most popular posts in fact) I’m a big Disney Parks/Disney Vacations fan and part of the fun for me is planning.

I just found a great resource over at WDWPrepSchool.com that I wanted to share.  If you’re new at planning Disney vacations there are a lot of great resources available – absolutely add WDW Prep School to your list of helpful sites.

Here is their infographic on planning a great trip to Disney World in Florida.  Or maybe I should say great planning a great trip.

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January 2, 2012

Disney World Crowd Calendar 2012 – Disney World Planning

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Back again with my 2012 Disney Crowd Calendar broken down by week.  This utilizing the data from the fantastic website TouringPlans.com but organized how I use it that I thought you might find helpful.  I’ve created estimated crowds by week.  This year both Saturday – Saturday weeks and Friday – Sunday weeks.  This way, at a glance I can see what weeks are least busy, or at least should be less busy than other weeks.  If you’d like to see what the calendar looked like for crowds last year see my 2011 crowd calendar.

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January 5, 2011

Disney World Crowd Calendar 2011 – Disney World Planning

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I am a huge fan of Disney World and a huge fan of the Touring Plans Crowd Calendar; heck I’m a huge fan of everything Touring Plans has to offer.  Planning a potential upcoming trip I decided to look at the numbers how I need them.  Basically Saturday – Saturday (although now thinking why not add a night and go Saturday – Sunday, but for now this data is Sat – Sat) for the entire year.  So here’s a quick look at what I found and how I did it.  I put all the crowd calendar numbers for 2011, except the first week because I started late and didn’t go back and fix it, into a spreadsheet.  Then I totaled the crowd level number for the 8 days from all Saturday to Saturdays for the year.  So of course, the lower the number the less the crowds across all 8 days.  I then made a few charts to represent this, now I’m sharing.

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