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    Percent of AP's in the parks, compared to the average paying guest.

    With all the AP talk going on lately, I have started to wonder. On any given day, what percent of the guests in the park are AP's? I know they can monitor this because all the ticket machines are computerized. Anyone know the facts? Or maybe give it a good guess?

    I'm just curious to know how much tourists the Disneyland Resort pulls in.

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    How would the average person be able to tell?



    There are usually a lot of AP's on off days, during the week, etc.

    Lower APs can't go on some weekends or any weekends at all, so there'll be more "regular" guests during those times.

    Usually Al posts an article on Miceage about attendance stuff, but I have no clue when that'll be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulquarian
    How would the average person be able to tell?

    I was hoping there would be someone on these boards who's not an average person. And just might happen to know.

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    I know that the % of AP's on the 5th was over 70.
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    It might be easier to assume that the AP holder attendance is flatter than the tourist attendance. I.e., if, say, there are about 15,000 AP holders on any given day, then the rest are one-day or parkhoppers (not including day-off CMs).
    5/5/05 was definitely an exception, as a super-freaky-fan-day. 7/17 will also be full of PAPs.
    Saturdays and Sundays probably have more than the average number of AP holders in attendance, but it's possible that the percentage would be lower (certainly lower in summer, but higher in "off-season").

    Another method is to estimate how many days of visits the average AP holder goes, and divide it by the total number of visitors. Suppose it's 10 day-visits per year (less than once a month, or two five-day visits for the out-of-town AP holder). That's 6 million in attendance figures. DL had 13.3 million guests in 2004, so that's an average of 45%.

    My guesses:
    weekdays off-season 55%.
    weekends off-season 65%.
    weekdays on-season 35%.
    weekends on-season 40%.
    On-season = school holiday weekends, summer between 6/18 - 9/4, 12/20 - 1/3, week each before and after Easter.

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