This entire thread just deleted itself on me, so I'm pretty mad. Anyways... for those who wanted to know what DL looked like on New Year's Day, I was there. It was pretty crowded. I usually go on the off-season, so this was a 'wow' day for me.
Average Wait Times:
Autopia: 60 minutes
Big Thunder Mountain: 50 - 60 minutes
Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters: 55 minutes
Finding Nemo Submarines: 60 minutes
Indiana Jones: 60 - 80 minutes
It's a Small World Holiday: 40 - 80 minutes
Matterhorn Bobsleds: 70 minutes
Pirates of the Caribbean: 100 minutes (wow...)
Space Mountain: 60 - 80 minutes
Splash Mountain: 75 minutes
First, I want to talk about the crazy lines I saw yesterday. As I've said, I usually avoid the big crowds during holiday season, but I felt like going yesterday, so I did, and... wow...
Indiana Jones was rarely 60 minutes, and would easily bump up to 75 or 80 minutes. It was so crowded that even Tarzan's Treehouse had a line! Pirates of the Caribbean looked as crazy as the day Jack Sparrow first invaded (those who were with me that day remember how crazy that was... we're talking 100 - 150 minute wait times). Haunted Mansion Holiday had a line wrapping around the fountain, and was about a 60 minute wait. I didn't walk over to Critter Country, but I've heard that Splash Mountain was packed with a 75 minute wait. I didn't walk over to ToonTown either... but I'm sure Roger Rabbit was packed. Big Thunder Mountain had a line going almost to Fantasyland! In Fantasyland, most of the rides were over an hour wait, with the exception of the Teacups and Carousel -- the only rides that could be doable within a half-hour range each. The Matterhorn had a line filled up, and that criss-crossed almost to the Finding Nemo line and Tomorrowland restaurants! Space Mountain had a 60 - 80 minute wait most of the time. Innoventions was packed (surprisingly) and so was Honey, I Shrunk the Audience. Autopia had a 60 minute wait, and Buzz Lightyear had a wait that went all the way to Astro Orbiter! It was my definition of huge crowds... Only because I don't come to DL when it's crowded that often. It was cool though!
What in the world was I able to do on a day as packed as New Year's Day? I was able to obtain fastpasses for the Haunted Mansion Holiday. Star Tours was a 20-minute wait (we actually waited 17!). Jungle Cruise was a 10-minute wait, so I hit that too. Then we used our fastpasses to go on Haunted Mansion Holiday, which we waited about 10 to 15 minutes for. We got lucky that we ever found anything under 30 minutes! After that, the people who are used to the lucky off-season days felt like leaving... so we left. It was cool to be at DL on New Year's Day though!