It's no secret that the second half of December is a very busy month at Hollywood Studios, with Christmas and New Years crowds flocking to Walt Disney World for annual vacations. But the 2011 Christmas season is off to an even busier start than anyone at Disney could have anticipated.
Crowds have been so big at Disney's Hollywood Studios that we're hearing reports that the predictions Hollywood Studios management have been off by as many as 10,000. This has already lead Disney to add an extra hour to the park hours on Monday and Tuesday and we're now hearing that all attractions Cast Member schedules have been changed for the next two weeks, where Disney...
I'm honored to have a special guest blogger today, Fred Hazelton, statistician for the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World! I've known Fred for over five years and no one knows crowd levels at Walt Disney World better than he does. Thank you Fred for this great write up!
Gathering information about crowds at Disney Theme Parks is an ever-changing challenge. From day to day and year to year park hours, park schedules, holiday patterns and weather can all change. We at TouringPlans.com have been in the crowd tracking game since the turn of the millennium and we have not seen a change as dramatic as when Fantasmic! show schedules changed to a few times a week in January 2009.
Before that, when Fantasmic! was held each night, crowds at the...