First, here it is in all it’s utilitarian, data-heavy, glory! (But made to look better than the last one.) Jump below the image for voodoo behind the aggregated data (and links to it).
Here are the six sites (and links) that I used to get my final numbers. Note that only two of them have the full year, two have the first few months, and two haven’t published their 2018 predictions yet. Again, I’ll update this in about three months with the latest data as it’s always changing.
- DadsGuidetoWDW.com (2018 data not available yet)
- WDWBound.com (2018 data not available yet)
- WDWPrepSchool.com (Jan-Jul)
To sum up what you’d see in the data; I convert all the differing sites to a five (5) point scale and then a simple average on them. When we were planning our trip last year it was driving me mad that all the sites had slightly different data and thus was born the aggregated crowd calendar.
I used to try and tell people when it was best to go, but really, the data speaks for itself. Happy planning all. And if I’ve missed a great site to use please let me know.
Bonus #1: You can check out the historical WDW weather data from The Weather Channel.
Bonus #2: Here’s the 2018 Federal Holidays list:
- Jan 1 New Year’s Day
- Jan 15 Martin Luther King Day
- Feb 19 Presidents’ Day
- May 28 Memorial Day
- Jul 4 Independence Day
- Sep 3 Labor Day
- Aug 4 Coast Guard’s Birthday (ok, not a fed holiday, but good info to know)
- Oct 8 Columbus Day
- Nov 11 Veterans Day
- Nov 12 Veterans Day (observed)
- Nov 22 Thanksgiving Day
- Dec 25 Christmas Day
Photo Credit: Luis Brizzante via Flickr