Last Updated on: 3rd September 2023, 01:55 pm

It’s not a secret that I want my travel diary to be visited by as many people as possible. I’m thankful to all my friends who read it, but I don’t rely solely on this kind of traffic. I want my travel articles to be found by people using search engines to plan their trips.

This is why I pay attention to the topics I choose for my stories. As I was doing keyword research for a new travel topic, I stumbled across a term that made me smile: Disneyland crowd calendar.

I already knew the secrets of a Disney Cast member, but I hadn’t imagined someone who wasn’t involved in any of the Disney University’s programs would need to bother with doing anything else than showing up and enjoying the visit.

Why use a Disneyland crowd calendar

Theme Parks: To Visit or Not To Visit?

Thinking back to my one and only visit to a theme park, I recalled the endless minutes I had to do the line for each ride. The place was Aquapark Kusadasi, in Turkey.

It was my first visit to a theme park, as I’ve never been a fan of crazy rides and breathtaking experiences. There were countless rides to try, but also huge crowds of fun-seekers and adrenaline junkies. There was a huge amount of traffic to all of those rides, so there was nothing one could have enjoyed without doing the line.

I was terrified by the prospect of throwing myself down a U-shaped water slide. I was on the verge of giving up, but since I’d spent half an hour of my life to get to the top, I did it anyway. I was terrified as I thought I was going to fly into the sky, outside the area of the ride. The sunk cost fallacy proved to be true, although I usually let go of things without being sorry for my investments of time and energy.

Anyway, this made me realize that I should have researched my adventure a bit better. Perhaps the Disneyland crowd tracker isn’t the only tool that helps picking a less busy period for visiting the park. Water parks should have their own schedules and calendars, too, just like Disneyland traffic has.

Is It Packed, Disneyland?

Disneyland is a huge realm. Millions of people want to visit these theme parks, with or without children. It seems that we all have an inner child seeking for fun and games.

As there are only 11 Walt Disney parks in the world, you can imagine the traffic and the waiting times, especially during summer holidays.

Florida Travel: More than a Visit to Disneyland

The Disneyland crowd calendar starts to make sense, if you don’t want to travel to Florida only to wait in line for the most popular attractions in the park. There are many fun things to do in Orlando besides theme parks, you know?

For example, check out this Tampa, Florida travel guide and tell me you don’t want to visit the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens or Zoo Tampa.

I named Florida in the above example, as it is an illustration of a big traveling effort, since to me this is a far away destination. However, even if I chose Disneyland Paris, which is only a three hour flight from here, I’d still want to avoid those endless lines.

If I were to travel to Florida, I’d skip amusement parks altogether, as I’d rather see South Beach and swim with the dolphins or visit the Kennedy Space Center to feel like an astronaut for one day. Even if I’d travel to Oregon, I wouldn’t include any amusement park among the best things to do in Portland, for instance.

If you plan to visit Disneyland, you should consider consulting some websites that monitor the crowds and the line times. I found one such Disneyland crowd tracker monitor for 2019 here. The linked tracker is for Disneyland Paris, but you can consult the same website for other parks in the world.

Why a Disneyland Crowd Calendar Is a Must (with Hard Facts and Figures)

Anyway, now I understand the sense of consulting a crowd calendar before planning your vacation in such a popular park. I even created this chart, as a result of reading some unusual statistics done on the visitors of Disney Parks. Can you believe it that the visitors of these parks eat over 10 million burgers every year and drink over 50 million bottles of Coke? Funny enough, not one single Pepsi bottle gets sold here.

The next time you ask yourself “Is it packed Disneyland?“, remember to check their official website, in order to find out which is the best time to go to Disneyland.

There are also other websites that publish such calendars, some of them making them available only to paying readers. While I don’t think you should pay to get that information, I agree that buying your ticket for the least busy day of the week will help you have more fun.

Disney parks facts that prove the need for a Disneyland crowd calendar

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What do you think about theme parks? Would you travel across the globe to visit one of the Walt Disney parks? Which one would you recommend me to go to? Have you ever used the Disneyland crowd calendar?

Violeta Matei