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January 2020 Walt Disney World Crowds & Wait Times

Crowds on a 1-10 scale during January 2020 at Walt Disney World based on automatically monitored posted wait times.

Due to complexity and overall unpredictability in crowd patterns, I do not offer crowd predictions.

New! Click on any date to view posted wait times and park hours.

How the Past Crowd Calendar is Calculated

My past crowd calendar is similar to other crowd calendars created for Walt Disney World. The crowd rank (1-10) is not actually based on the amount of people in the park, rather the average posted wait time of key attractions. Because Disney does not publicly disclose daily attendance figures, posted wait times are the best public indicator of how busy a park is.

What's a key attraction?

A key attraction is a major attraction that most guests visit. I do not take into account newer attractions as they don't have enough data and their waits are usually high and consistent day to day.

How is the average calculated?

The average is calculated from posted wait times during 10AM - 5PM daily, not including periods of downtime or when Disney does not report a wait.

How are the ranks calculated?

Each attraction has ranks generated on a 1-10 scale using daily averages before a specific date. Currently the scale is based on two separate periods (due to operational changes caused by the discontinuation of FastPass+):

  • March 2020 and Before: March 3, 2017 to April 30, 2019
  • July 2020 and Beyond: October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022

Park ranks are generated from the average of that park's attraction ranks. This calculation method allows exceptionally high waits at a specific attraction to not outweigh the rest of the park. The overall resort level is the average of attraction ranks in all parks.

Key Attraction Ranks by Average Posted Wait Time

  • March 2020 and Before
  • July 2020 and Beyond (Current)
8
Wednesday
1
  • Magic Kingdom

    8
  • Epcot

    8
  • Hollywood Studios

    9
  • Animal Kingdom

    7
10
Thursday
2
  • Magic Kingdom

    10
  • Epcot

    9
  • Hollywood Studios

    10
  • Animal Kingdom

    10
10
Friday
3
  • Magic Kingdom

    10
  • Epcot

    10
  • Hollywood Studios

    10
  • Animal Kingdom

    10
7
Saturday
4
  • Magic Kingdom

    6
  • Epcot

    8
  • Hollywood Studios

    7
  • Animal Kingdom

    8
9
Sunday
5
  • Magic Kingdom

    9
  • Epcot

    8
  • Hollywood Studios

    9
  • Animal Kingdom

    8
8
Monday
6
  • Magic Kingdom

    8
  • Epcot

    7
  • Hollywood Studios

    9
  • Animal Kingdom

    10
7
Tuesday
7
  • Magic Kingdom

    7
  • Epcot

    7
  • Hollywood Studios

    6
  • Animal Kingdom

    7
5
Wednesday
8
  • Magic Kingdom

    7
  • Epcot

    3
  • Hollywood Studios

    5
  • Animal Kingdom

    6
5
Thursday
9
  • Magic Kingdom

    6
  • Epcot

    4
  • Hollywood Studios

    4
  • Animal Kingdom

    7
5
Friday
10
  • Magic Kingdom

    7
  • Epcot

    3
  • Hollywood Studios

    4
  • Animal Kingdom

    8
5
Saturday
11
  • Magic Kingdom

    7
  • Epcot

    4
  • Hollywood Studios

    4
  • Animal Kingdom

    7
4
Sunday
12
  • Magic Kingdom

    4
  • Epcot

    4
  • Hollywood Studios

    3
  • Animal Kingdom

    5
5
Monday
13
  • Magic Kingdom

    6
  • Epcot

    4
  • Hollywood Studios

    4
  • Animal Kingdom

    6
5
Tuesday
14
  • Magic Kingdom

    5
  • Epcot

    5
  • Hollywood Studios

    3
  • Animal Kingdom

    5
4
Wednesday
15
  • Magic Kingdom

    6
  • Epcot

    3
  • Hollywood Studios

    3
  • Animal Kingdom

    4
5
Thursday
16
  • Magic Kingdom

    6
  • Epcot

    4
  • Hollywood Studios

    5
  • Animal Kingdom

    6
6
Friday
17
  • Magic Kingdom

    7
  • Epcot

    5
  • Hollywood Studios

    5
  • Animal Kingdom

    5
8
Saturday
18
  • Magic Kingdom

    9
  • Epcot

    7
  • Hollywood Studios

    7
  • Animal Kingdom

    9
9
Sunday
19
  • Magic Kingdom

    9
  • Epcot

    9
  • Hollywood Studios

    9
  • Animal Kingdom

    9
8
Monday
20
  • Magic Kingdom

    8
  • Epcot

    9
  • Hollywood Studios

    7
  • Animal Kingdom

    9
7
Tuesday
21
  • Magic Kingdom

    8
  • Epcot

    6
  • Hollywood Studios

    7
  • Animal Kingdom

    6
5
Wednesday
22
  • Magic Kingdom

    7
  • Epcot

    5
  • Hollywood Studios

    4
  • Animal Kingdom

    5
Thursday
23
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Friday
24
System offline
Saturday
25
System offline
Sunday
26
System offline
Monday
27
System offline
Tuesday
28
System offline
Wednesday
29
System offline
5
Thursday
30
  • Magic Kingdom

    6
  • Epcot

    5
  • Hollywood Studios

    5
  • Animal Kingdom

    5
5
Friday
31
  • Magic Kingdom

    6
  • Epcot

    5
  • Hollywood Studios

    5
  • Animal Kingdom

    5

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