I thought that might be the case when we were there the first of June but with all the rain it was hard to tell. I just think that until the Pandora impact is better able to be determined, crowd calendars that were developed based on info without Pandora wont be that reliable.So do you believe that Pandora will cause an overall increase in crowds or an increase focused on Pandora which might cause lower levels in other parks/areas?
Thank you,sounds like earlier in the year is better and touring plans has been recommended a number of times so I'll probably try them. I just would rather not go during the Brazilian cheerleader wine and flower marathon weekI look at all the crowd calendars and get an idea of what they are forecasting to see any consistent trend. But I do put more faith in Touring Plans, they seem to have been more reliable than others. But as stated by others, its still an unknown until you actually get intro the park to see for yourself. We always get park hoppers so if we do show up to any park and its busier than we were expecting, we cam hop somewhere else.
January is usually a decent month crowd wise, Id go anytime during the 4 weeks. February, I'd go in the beginning of the month, avoiding the raising crowds coming in as the month progresses into/during school vacation week and Presidents weekend.
That is not what their numbers mean. Per https://touringplans.com/walt-disney-world/crowd-levels/I don't put a lot of faith in them. Traffic trends have been on the steady increase over the last few years and the crowd calendars often lead people to unreasonable expectations. It used to be where a 1 may be 10,000 people, 5 may be 30000 and a 10 may be 55,000 people. Now, the 1 may be 30000 people, 5 may be 50000, with 10 being 75000. So when somebody went 7 or 8 years ago during a "5" it was steady but not too busy. Now when they go during a "5" they expect the same traffic but in reality there is almost twice as many people.
We always tell people to go expecting high crowds and if it happens to be light traffic then that is a bonus for you.
@MickeyMomV 's post isn't wrong. A "1" means that TP expects that day to be in the bottom 10% of crowds for the year. A 10 means the top 10% most crowded days, and so on. A 1 this year doesn't mean that the waits will be the same as they were for a 1 in 2006. If crowds literally double after Star Wars Land opens, there will still be 1s and 2s on the crowd calendar; they just won't mean the same thing they do today. They will be the first to tell you that just because the calendar says it's a 1, it doesn't mean that (insert super popular ride here) will be a walk-on.That is not what their numbers mean. Per https://touringplans.com/walt-disney-world/crowd-levels/
"We at Touring Plans define a 'crowd' as the average posted wait time for the key attractions between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm"