Peak Theme Park Attendance Dates - USA

Below is a basic daily attendance estimate graph for the US Disney theme parks. For more accurate daily predictions, visit either the Disneyland or WDW Touring Plans website.


2012 crowded Disneyland dates 
Dec 17 - Jan 2
Holiday break for schools
Jan 14 - 16
Martin Luther King Jr. weekend
Feb 18 - 20
President's Day weekend
Feb 5
Super Bowl
Mar 10 - 30
Spring Break
Apr 7 - 8
Easter weekend
May 26 - 28
Memorial Day weekend
Jul 
Summer Holidays
Jul 4
4th of July
Sep 1 - 3
Labor Day weekend
Oct 6 - 8
Columbus Day weekend
Nov 10 - 11
Veteran's Day weekend
Nov 22
Thanksgiving break for schools
Dec 24 - Jan 2
Holiday break for schools

World trends to theme park crowd levels:

  • Weekends can be twice as busy as weekdays.
  • Saturdays are busier than Sundays
  • Long Weekends can be three times as busy.
  • School holidays can make it 3 times as busy.
  • Fine weather before forecast rain later in the week can cause lager attendance.
  • Basically if schools out or there's a public holiday ....You'll need our book/app!! 
    For more accurate daily predictions, visit either the Disneyland or WDW Touring Plans website.

The 25 most visited theme parks in 2011:
  1. 17.14m, Magic Kingdom— WDW, 1971
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
  2. 16.14m, Disneyland, 1955
    Anaheim, California, USA
  3. 14.00m, Tokyo Disneyland, 1983
    Tokyo, Japan
  4. 11.93m, Tokyo Disney Sea, 2001
    Tokyo, Japan
  5. 10.99m, Disneyland Paris, 1992
    Marne-la-Vallee, France
  6. 10.83m, EPCOT - WDW, 1982
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
  7. 9.78m, Disney’s Animal Kingdom— WDW, 1998
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
  8. 9.70m, Disney’s Hollywood Studios— WDW, 1989
    Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA
  9. 8.50m, Universal Studios Japan, 2001
    Osaka, Japan 
  10. 7.67m, Islands Of Adventure, 1999
    Orlando, Florida, USA 
  11. 7.58m, Lotte World, 1989
    Seoul, South Korea 
  12. 6.96m, Ocean Park, 1977
    Hong Kong 
  13. 6.57m, Everland, 1976
    Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
  14. 6.34m, Disney’s California Adventure, 2001
    Anaheim, California, USA 
  15. 6.04m, Universal Studios Florida, 1990
    Orlando, Florida, USA 
  16. 5.90m, Hong Kong Disneyland, 2005
    Hong Kong 
  17. 5.82m, Nagashima Spa Land, 1966
    Kuwana, Japan
  18. 5.20, SeaWorld Florida, 1973
    Orlando, Florida, USA 
  19. 5.14m, Universal Studios Hollywood, 1964
    Universal City, California, USA
  20. 4.71m, Walt Disney Studios Paris, 2002
    Marne-la-Vallee, France
  21. 4.50m, Europa Park, 1975
    Rust, Germany 
  22. 4.29m, SeaWorld California, 1964
    San Diego, California, USA
  23. 4.28m, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 1959
    Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
  24. 4.13m, De Efteling, 1952
    Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands
  25. 3.96m, Tivoli Gardens, 1993
    Copenhagen, Denmark 
(Source: TEA / AECOM)