Monday February 1
Predicted Crowd Level: 4.
Actual Crowd Level: 4.
Weather: High of 82 and low of 63. No precipitation. Unseasonably warm.
This is your standard morning Extra Magic Hour day at Animal Kingdom. Waits start low as very few people arrive in time to take advantage of their extra hour, but more Disney resort guests end up streaming in throughout the morning, pushing up afternoon wait times higher than recommended days. Peak waits of 50 minutes at DINO, 60 minutes at Everest, 70 at Safaris, and 30 at Primeval Whirl are all longer than anyone would like.
Waits continue to be incredibly short at Epcot. With the Park bleeding so many visitors, it just increases the number of people elsewhere (up the road).
It looks like some capacity issues at Tower of Terror jettisoned waits upward there in the late morning. You’ve got a 120-minute wait at 11am followed by a 20 minute wait at 12:15pm. Go figure. You may remember that Toy Story was hitting triple digit waits in incessant rain with a “1” overall crowd level last week, so it shouldn’t be surprising that we see it hit 150 minutes here. Still, the 32-minute overall average is below average.
These waits should end up being right around average for 2016, which is what you would expect given the overall crowd level and non-recommended status. On Tuesday, we’ll see a lower overall wait even with the close moved three hours earlier to 8pm. We’ve been dealing with the FastPass+ era for years now, but it’s still strange seeing something like it’s a small world with a longer wait than Big Thunder or Pirates of the Caribbean with a longer wait than Space Mountain.
Things should be calm for the next couple of days before they pick up heading into the weekend.