90.1 #3746 (DL Qual #3820

Jan 3, 2012 10:14 AM  Disneyland Talk Land
I know everybody hates the "is it busy" post, but I have a question. How is the crowd index calculated? Yesterday it said 85 but was more like a 95 and today is supposed to be a 92. That doesn't seem right. Does anybody know?

It's an estimation based on data MW has collected over the last 2 years. Still being adjusted and worked on. Depending on what day of the week it was or the weather a year ago it can be off but is a general guide for what the crowds may be like. - Coaster  19178.6 #1 10:24AM
Which brain algorithm do you use? - HotDiggityDogDaddy  1113.5 #163 10:28AM
That is a highly confidential, well guarded secret! - Melody_CM  13474.2 #3 10:33AM
I pretty sure there's an explanation in the FAQs :) - CherryTreeLane  460.4 #472 10:21AM
Yes. I believe the algorithm used also factors in the wait times we enter - so keep em comin! - Melody_CM  13474.2 #3 10:27AM
Yup it was in the FAQ . Understand a bit better but boy was it wrong yesterday. Never seen it so packed. - jasw18  90.1 #3746 10:38AM
The index is calculated just like NFL quarterback ratings. ... Seriously, tho, a good general rule of thumb is this: The more hours the parks are open, the greater the crowd. Go on a day Disneyland is open from 10 am to 6 pm, and you can own the joint. Go on a day when it's open till midnight, and expect crazy-long lines and every other person on this app to ask, "Is it crowded today?" - gerardlim57  15.4 #8461 10:26AM
It's an estimation there is no exact formula for it. Check wait times and surf for photo's of the park from MWer that are taking live shots. That's a good way to get an idea what the crowd levels are like. - vincentchase1  672.9 #300 10:18AM
So some random guy just puts up his guess? - jasw18  90.1 #3746 10:20AM
I think its from the past." It was like this last year,so" - Starr  550.3 #370 10:20AM
Yeah. Some random guy puts up his guess. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 10:25AM
Or gal... - misschurro  6362.4 #17 10:34AM
So some random guy just puts up his guess? - jasw18  90.1 #3746 10:20AM
I think its from the past." It was like this last year,so" - Starr  550.3 #370 10:20AM
Isn't it also based on historical attendance figures too? - MissMinnie  13.9 #8990 10:21AM
That'd be nice, but Disney doesn't release the numbers. The alternative is to have people standing out there trying to count heads... - ThatStarWarsKimberly  408.0 #551 2:47PM
More like hysterical attendance figures. - Mouse4life  1680.6 #100 2:57PM
I'm pretty sure that'd make the top ten most hated jobs list if someone actually had to do that...πŸ‘Ώ - MissMinnie  13.9 #8990 3:03PM
Yeah. Some random guy puts up his guess. - Spoonful_O_Sugar  613.1 #331 10:25AM
Yes. I believe the algorithm used also factors in the wait times we enter - so keep em comin! - Melody_CM  13474.2 #3 10:27AM
That is a highly confidential, well guarded secret! - Melody_CM  13474.2 #3 10:33AM
Or gal... - misschurro  6362.4 #17 10:34AM
Yup it was in the FAQ . Understand a bit better but boy was it wrong yesterday. Never seen it so packed. - jasw18  90.1 #3746 10:38AM
That'd be nice, but Disney doesn't release the numbers. The alternative is to have people standing out there trying to count heads... - ThatStarWarsKimberly  408.0 #551 2:47PM
The MW Blog has the detailed explanation of the MW Crowd Index here http://mousewait.com/blog/?p=371  Enjoy! - onezerohero  174.2 #2329 2:53PM
More like hysterical attendance figures. - Mouse4life  1680.6 #100 2:57PM
I'm pretty sure that'd make the top ten most hated jobs list if someone actually had to do that...πŸ‘Ώ - MissMinnie  13.9 #8990 3:03PM

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