So I’ve been using the crowd calendar for years to plan my trips, and up until very recently can say I have zero complaints about its utility and accuracy, however, the previous two trips I’ve taken have been another matter entirely.
As to current goings on, I’m about to embark on a trip that when I booked it a year ago the crowd calendar projected every day of it being a 1 or a 2- pretty nice! However a mere 6 weeks before our arrival time I’m notified of updates to all the days in my trip- now 3’s, 5’s and 6’s. This is now a trip I would have simply not booked had this information been available earlier.
Further I have a friend in animal kingdom today- supposedly a 3 overall, a 2 for that park. All wait times are 70+ plus minutes. I said “Well thats awful, a huge discrepancy in what the crowd calendar says” but then I go digging, trying to find what exactly those numbers are supposed to translate to these days (if memory serves a “2” used to mean about 20 minutes on wait times). After quite a bit of digging I finally find this chart that says a “2” is actually going to indicate waits between 27 and 71 minutes- How useful is a stat that projects a wait time 44 minute range?
I’m feeling like the utility of the crowd calendar is simply gone these days, if it’s going to be this inaccurate touring plans should simply discontinue it as a product.