Tuesday January 19th
Predicted Crowd Level: 3.
Actual Crowd Level: 3.
Weather: Brrrrrrrrr a high of 55 and a low of 43. No precipitation.
What a difference just one day makes again. As a reminder of what things looked like on the 18th, I added a final column with the average waits from the non-recommended day prior with a crowd level of “6” rather than “3” with Animal Kingdom now the most recommended Park. This is almost as good as it gets, though the Everest waits are on the high side compared to the low waits elsewhere. Still, an average wait of nine minutes at 11:30am is almost unheard of circa 2k16.
A reminder to bring those jackets if you plan to stay at the Parks late into the evening in January, February, and potentially March. A surprising number of people don’t and as they inevitably leave for the natural warmth of All-Star Sports, waits in turn drop dramatically. With the low overall crowd level, Epcot is just fine here, though peak and average waits will be lower on the 20th when the Park is recommended.
Studios’ waits drop significantly from the weekend. You may remember that Saturday’s overall average wait was 45 minutes with Sunday at 41 and Monday at 48. Today is “just” 29 minutes. You may also remember that back on the 14th, we saw an overall crowd level of “2.” On that day, the average at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was 44, Star Tours, was 19, Movie Ride was 17, Tower of Terror was 27, and Toy Story was 86, so we’re right around that same area given a similar crowd level and a similar recommendation. These are otherwise well below average wait times, even with Toy Story peaking at 140 minutes and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster hitting a solid hour in the afternoon.
Magic Kingdom doesn’t fare quite as well with the 9am-11pm operating hours, two Electrical Parades, and Wishes. But save for tornado-day on November 15th, this is the lowest overall wait we’ve seen, which isn’t surprising given the recommendation and lower overall crowd level.
Relatively low crowds should continue until Saturday the 23rd.