In the meantime, here is the most up-to-date calendar accounting for all six!
Here are the six sites (and links) that I used to get my final numbers. Note that only four of them have the full year and two, mentioned above, are a partial year. Again, I’ll update this in a few months with the latest data as it’s always changing.
- DadsGuidetoWDW.com (NEW!)
- WDWBound.com (NEW!)
- WDWPrepSchool.com (Jan-Jul)
For those of you interested in how the data work out you can view the raw data directly on Google Sheets.
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