Tuesday February 7, 2017
Predicted 4-Park Crowd Level: 3.
Sum of Predicted 4-Park Average Wait Times: 91 minutes.
Actual 4-Park Crowd Level: 3.
Sum of Actual 4-Park Average Wait Times: 93 minutes.
Weather: High of 79 and low of 51. A warm, clear, sunny day.
With the major drop in overall crowd level compared to the weekend, we were expecting just 13 minutes overall at Animal Kingdom and ended up at 14 minutes, thanks in part to the higher wait at DINOSAUR with the morning wait time. But seeing Everest and Safaris both under 20 minutes is indicative of the crowd level and every attraction is a walk on after 5pm. I was there in the evening myself and the Park was a ghost town.
22 minutes came in exactly right at Epcot even with some late downtime at Test Track due to weather. 22 minutes is longer than we should see on recommended days, but still plenty doable.
The expected average at Studios was 30 minutes and it ended up being just one minute shorter at 29 minutes, thanks largely to the capacity problems at Tower of Terror pulling the wait time up. 37 minutes at Toy Story is well below average as is 31 minutes at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Both Star Tours and Great Movie Ride see longer waits than they would be if they were running at full capacity, but it’s largely manageable. A very good day for sure so long as you weren’t planning on riding Tower of Terror in standby between 9:30am and noon.
Magic Kingdom’s 28-minute overall average came in two minutes higher than predicted, but the wait remains shorter than yesterday’s 32 minutes when the Park wasn’t recommended. As usual, wait times take off at most attractions by 10am with so much capacity given to FastPass+ and there isn’t a ton of time in the evening for waits to drop off with the 8pm close. Still, waits and crowds are below average even with several attractions hitting peak waits of 45+ minutes.
Waits and crowds should remain below average before rising again this weekend.