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210.0 #2038 DL Qual #5204 1-1-13 11:48AM
Hi MW, Happy New Year! I have a question about the crowd index, how does it work? Yesterday we were at DL, which had to be one of the busiest days I have seen and the index was at a 84 all day. We have AP and have been there a lot in the several months since we started using MW and have been there on other days in the 80s and yesterday was more crowded. In fact when we left the park we were told there was no guarantee that we could get back in because the park was at capacity. So how does it work? I am just wondering. Thank you admin for the work you do and have done for us!
I don't know how it works with the app,but in any statistic formula projections and info usually from 3-5 yrs worth are used to calculate any info. - pikaplaid   8334.3 #16 1-1-13 11:50AM Like  Reply
That's what I was thinking is its an average of the past years. Not a up to specific time like the wait times. - PrincessDaisy_FU2Rcm  367.6 #725 1-1-13 11:52AM
Good question I've always wanted to know as well. - Andrie   163.3 #2691 1-1-13 11:53AM Like  Reply
Also, based on the connection speed I was getting in the park yesterday it had to busy, my Verizon iPhone 4S was so slow. - BeastlovesBeauty   210.0 #2038 1-1-13 11:58AM Like  Reply
I'm pretty sure it's an algorithm that uses data collected since the beginning of MW to project the total crowds for each park, in terms of percentage of total capacity. Like others have said, it's not a live number but an average. - JRDrummer_CM   875.4 #257 1-1-13 12:04PM Like  Reply
Admin talks about it in the rules. It is also partially based upon wait times and from what I noticed, those weren't really being updated yesterday. - Linzee   2148.4 #92 1-1-13 12:13PM Like  Reply
when it is capacity crowds there tends to be no ability to update times and posts. - Plumiegirl  10920.6 #11 1-1-13 12:15PM
Oh I'm not blaming anyone, I just think the lack of updates might have led to a misleading index. That's why live pics and recent wait time updates should be used to gauge crowds as well. - Linzee  2148.4 #92 1-1-13 12:19PM
Yes I would agree that it was very hard to post and update times yesterday, my connection speed was so slow all over the park. - BeastlovesBeauty  210.0 #2038 1-1-13 12:45PM
Thank you all for your comments and the reminder that it was covered in the Rules. Have a great day and a Happy New Year. I hope to meet some of you in the parks soon. - BeastlovesBeauty   210.0 #2038 1-1-13 1:23PM Like  Reply