Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-06-2012, 11:40 PM   #1
dkhurley
Mouseketeer
 
dkhurley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Brandon, FL
Posts: 104

EasyWDW Predictions - Follow them!

I have always read Josh's predictions on EasyWDW, but today, my girlfriend and me wanted to try Food and Wine, so we strayed from his predictions. We went to Epcot, got a FP for Soarin', rode Soarin', rode Sum of all Thrills, rode Journey Into Imagination. Then, we went to go ride Living With The Land and they had fastpass distribution running and there was a wait at only 10 am. We rode as the line was only 10 minutes, then used our FP's for Soarin'.

After this, we wanted to try out Ellen's Energy Adventure and we loved it! Then, started our Food and Wine (really just there for food) time. We went to the Festival Center and it seemed pretty busy. We started walking towards World Showcase at 11:40 am, and the place was packed. I've never seen World Showcase so busy so early. We never waited long for food as the meals are constantly prepared, along with the drinks, but there was people everywhere, especially drunk ones already at 12:30 pm.

We left at 1:30 or so, and went to Magic Kingdom mainly to check out Storybook Circus, and Magic Kingdom was extremely packed as well. So, we decided we would go to the park that was most recommended, actually the only recommended park, Animal Kingdom. We got there at 5 and had 2 hours before the park closed. There was swarms of people leaving, and we walked in easily. We saw It's Tough To Be A Bug, rode Dinosaur and then went to Primeval Whirl. We rode and when we went to get off, they asked if we wanted to ride again as there was no line, so why not? We stayed on and rode again. Our plan was to go to Everest next, but it started to rain so we made our way out, but the park was basically empty. Don't bash his recommendations because he is right on with his predictions.
dkhurley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 02:19 AM   #2
Disney_Princess83
DIS Veteran
 
Disney_Princess83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,917

We find the predicted parks very useful We start out with a plan but have AP's so we can always leave to go to another park.

Only once was the predicted park "wrong" in a sense that ML was the recommend park and was listed as 3 out of 10 but for some reason it was absolutely packed! Everything had an hours wait + (this was early February) and even the CM's said no one had been expected the sudden influx of people. Two days later, they added an EMH until 2am, extended park hours to 1am on another day, it was a very sudden change.
__________________

Almost 6 Weeks at Disney.... it's Happened! October & November 2013! Trip Report and Food Review to Follow Soon

Starbucks has arrived at WDW! MK, EPCOT and soon the entire World!
Add me on Twitter: @OzGoofyPrincess

Disney_Princess83 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-07-2012, 04:32 AM   #3
DisneyDetective
DIS Veteran
 
DisneyDetective's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: The Real Land Of Brave!
Posts: 1,168

I've never heard of this before, is it a website that predicts how busy the park is going to be on that day?
__________________
DisneyDetective is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 05:07 AM   #4
Disney_Princess83
DIS Veteran
 
Disney_Princess83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,917

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyDetective View Post
I've never heard of this before, is it a website that predicts how busy the park is going to be on that day?
http://www.easywdw.com/ It gives estimations based on past crowd numbers and what is going on at WDW at the time (marathons ect)
__________________

Almost 6 Weeks at Disney.... it's Happened! October & November 2013! Trip Report and Food Review to Follow Soon

Starbucks has arrived at WDW! MK, EPCOT and soon the entire World!
Add me on Twitter: @OzGoofyPrincess

Disney_Princess83 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:17 AM   #5
WEDWDW
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 9,890

Does anyone know how this great site(easywdw) gets "paid"?

It doesn't charge anything to access it and I don't ever see anything advertised on it.
WEDWDW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:26 AM   #6
vicki_c
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 22,959

Quote:
Originally Posted by WEDWDW
Does anyone know how this great site(easywdw) gets "paid"?

It doesn't charge anything to access it and I don't ever see anything advertised on it.
For now, it doesn't from what I know.
__________________
June 1978 - Poly / Nov 1996 - Yacht Club / Jan 2001 - Poly / Jan/Feb 2004 - Wilderness Lodge / 2004-2006: Animal Kingdom Lodge, Nick Hotel, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside, HI Sunspree, Buena Vista Suites, Caribe Royale / Jan 2008 - Poly / June 2008 - Saratoga Springs and Villas @ Wilderness Lodge / Nov 2008 -Boardwalk Villas / Dec 2008 - WL, Beach Club Villas and Beach Club / June 2009 - POFQ and Poly / Jan 2010 - AKV, 4 night DCL & BCV / Nov 2010 - POFQ / April 2011 - SSR / Nov 2011 Swan / Jan 2012 - BC/ April 2012 OKW / April 2014 AoA & AKV
vicki_c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #7
notfrostyjosh
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 562

The site is okay, but the guy that runs it is a real jerk.
__________________
the proprietor
notfrostyjosh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:34 AM   #8
WEDWDW
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 9,890

Quote:
Originally Posted by vicki_c View Post
For now, it doesn't from what I know.
Thanks.

Wow,they must be amazing WDW fans to do that for free-it's a wonderful site!
WEDWDW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #9
vicki_c
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 22,959

Quote:
Originally Posted by notfrostyjosh
The site is okay, but the guy that runs it is a real jerk.
Lol
__________________
June 1978 - Poly / Nov 1996 - Yacht Club / Jan 2001 - Poly / Jan/Feb 2004 - Wilderness Lodge / 2004-2006: Animal Kingdom Lodge, Nick Hotel, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans Riverside, HI Sunspree, Buena Vista Suites, Caribe Royale / Jan 2008 - Poly / June 2008 - Saratoga Springs and Villas @ Wilderness Lodge / Nov 2008 -Boardwalk Villas / Dec 2008 - WL, Beach Club Villas and Beach Club / June 2009 - POFQ and Poly / Jan 2010 - AKV, 4 night DCL & BCV / Nov 2010 - POFQ / April 2011 - SSR / Nov 2011 Swan / Jan 2012 - BC/ April 2012 OKW / April 2014 AoA & AKV
vicki_c is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 10:56 AM   #10
mesaboy2
Doofenshmirtz Evil Incorporated
 
mesaboy2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 22,374

Quote:
Originally Posted by notfrostyjosh View Post
The site is okay, but the guy that runs it is a real jerk.
I'm going to report your post to the proprietor of EasyWDW.
__________________
WDW: 42 visits (4 MNSSHPs, 1 MVMCP, and 350+ M&Gs);
Upcoming: June 2014 Disneyland (DLH); DCL: 1 5-night Dream; Universal Orlando: 11 visits
The Six-Park Six-Pack: 6 parks, 14 rides, 1 day -- 11/06/11

FastPass+ Basic Information, Attraction List, and Suggested Priorities
MyMagic & FastPass+ Official Information & FAQ (courtesy andyman8)
Magic Bands 101 (courtesy MouseMomx2)
mesaboy2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
jdg345
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,968

Quote:
Originally Posted by notfrostyjosh View Post
The site is okay, but the guy that runs it is a real jerk.
jdg345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 11:33 AM   #12
Fjobe
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 559

Wish I'd taken the time to look at that site before. I've heard of it - just never bothered looking on there. Boy was he right about our July days last summer. I am excited to use this in the future!
__________________
Married 13 years to my High School Sweetheart
Mommy to DS10, DD7, and DD5

Fjobe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #13
tofubeast
DIS Veteran
 
tofubeast's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: S. Florida - 3 hr hop to the World!
Posts: 3,964

Quote:
Originally Posted by notfrostyjosh View Post
The site is okay, but the guy that runs it is a real jerk.
Yeah, and he is ANYTHING but classy. I mean, he uses trash cans as props when taking picture of food offerings at the Food & Wine fest!
__________________

Grew up with DL & also went back in 08(CCI); WDW: 90, 06(POFQ), 07(CSR), Apr09(CSR), Jun09(SSR), Oct09(POP), Sep11(POP), Dec12(BCV/AoA), May13(POP), Aug13, Oct13(BLT), May14(AKV Jambo), Oct14(VWL). Other: Nov13(VBR), DCL Dream Oct14
Future DVC owner at Disney's Hyperion Resort in 2043!
Current TR: Our Visit EVERY Season 12-13!!
Past Trip Reports: WDW Oct 07 - DLR "back home"
tofubeast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 12:41 PM   #14
1stvisit0909
DIS Veteran
 
1stvisit0909's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,070

Quote:
Originally Posted by notfrostyjosh View Post
The site is okay, but the guy that runs it is a real jerk.
Tsk tsk. I happen to like realistic jerks.

reading the Christmas Week stuff was great, and gave me a real sense of how nuts its going to be (but we are going anyway, just following trusted opening and leaving advice)
__________________
Cast of Characters:ME, Val: 36 (planner extraordinaire) DH 38 DD11 DD7

Simply Having a Wonderful Christmas Time TR POFQ 2012 OKW 09
1stvisit0909 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2012, 12:43 PM   #15
Lalabubbles
Mouseketeer
 
Lalabubbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 147

He was spot on when we went the past week!!! Love his sense of humor too :-)
__________________
Me (33) Hubby (33) DD (7)






Lalabubbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
crowds, easywdw, predictions



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.