The title pretty much says it all. When I look at Touring Plans estimates of 3/10 for crowds in May I tend to expect a smaller crowd level than Spring Break or summer. Yet the amount of people within the park is something quite different. Only one of the five days I visited did it actually seem like a 3/10 and it was raining that day.
I'm not saying Touring Plans isn't accurate but... Well, yes, that's exactly what I'm saying. The crowd level in the park doesn't match the estimate they provide. It looked much more like a 6/10. 40 or 50 minute waits for most attractions. Lines in the restroom. Pushing to squeeze into certain gift shops.
I've been to Disneyland many times. I'm used to crowds but seeing Touring Plans crowd numbers can be misleading. I suggest the average person add 2 to any crowd level number provide by Touring Plans.