What do +-mean exactly on TP How We Did Yesterday


#1

Dogslider posted this question before with no answers and I have been wondering the same thing. If TP says they were +5 minutes predicting the wait time, does that mean the attraction wait was +5 minutes more than the average you predicted, or does it mean, you overestimated the amount of wait time by 5 minutes average?


#2

I believe that means TP was over. Let me find the blog post about it.


#3

Actually I was wrong. It means they estimated 5 mins less than it was. So if they estimated a 5 minute wait and "how they did" was +5, it means the wait was 10 mins.

If you click on each attraction, a line graph will show up and you can discern it from that. Here is one example:

https://touringplans.com/animal-kingdom/attractions/tough-to-be-a-bug/wait-times/date/2017-07-06


#4

I'm just going to piggy back off of that question. I used to see every week a summary of what TP predicted and then what the actual numbers were. This was an overall view of each park. I apologize if I missed something where this was discontinued or done another way but I really found these helpful and now I can't seem to locate them anymore.


#5

It has been answered before. I tagged Len and he explained it. I don't actually know how to link another thread, but I'm trying because Len had some interesting stuff to say. Hope it works!


#6

They're still there. Let me look for a link.

Is this what you're after?
https://touringplans.com/walt-disney-world/crowd-calendar
I think I've seen it in another format but can't find it on my phone.


#7

That's what I was thinking of exactly! Thanks for sharing!


#8

AH that's exactly what I was looking for! Thank you! I thought it would be weird that they would be gone.


#9

Thank you! Knowing this makes a big difference!


#10

Just for clarification I want to make sure I understand this! I am glad I don't appear to be the only one overthinking all things Disney! If Tp was +3 on an attraction they predicted a wait time of 15 minutes, the actual wait time was more like 12 minutes. But if the were -3 on an attraction they predicted a 15 minute wait time, the actual wait time was more like 18 minutes. Do I finally understand this??!!


#11

I think it's the other way around. If they predicted 15 and were +3, the wait would have been 18 minutes.


#12

Len's post above said if it's -3 they estimated 3 minutes short of what it actually turned out to be. So if they predicted 15 and were -3 then it was 18. This also coincides with the graph I linked to above where you can see what they posted and what it turned out to be along with the measures


#13

This is correct as per the post by Len linked above.