tl;dr, actual wait times appear not to impact the live forecast in the park, but only show up in the after the fact forecast data view?
I saw a thread in lines yesterday which got me curious. Some liners provided actual wait times for Splash Mountain that was in the 80 minutes when the peak wait time for Splash Mountain in the app, and on the website was 40 minutes, with a posted wait time of 80 minutes. However, looking today the data appears to be what I expect in the app given the posted wait times. (which were double the crowd calendar predictions)
This screenshot from today’s predicted wait times is what the graph remained pegged at all day yesterday, including in the app. (I didn’t think to take a picture of yesterday’s predicted wait times in the app or the website, so I’m taking a screenshot of today’s predictions to show what April 3rd looked like ish yesterday)
I checked at the end of the day yesterday on April 3rd after the “Disney World Wait Times” were pushed to the blog and the predicted wait times in both the app and the website were still pegged at 40 minutes.
I remember (I believe) in the past that submitting an actual wait time would result typically in an immediate correction for the forecast for the day. If it had followed the after-the fact first graph up there, that’s what’d I’d expect. But instead the graph for April 3rd’s Splash Mountain in both the app and the website stayed pegged at 40 minutes all day, not reacting to the actual wait time posted in the app.
Are live updates not working anymore? Is this an attraction specific glitch, or an app wide problem? Are updated forecasts only generated after the fact and not live?
Edit: Additionally, the wait time in the app and on the website never looked like the blue line in the after the fact graph, the “Wait times the crowd calendar predicted” line, only looking like the second photo all day times wise.