We are great fans and long-standing members of Touringplans.com. It’s an excellent place to get all of the data you need to fastidiously micro-manage your next Disney trip.
We thought it might be interesting to take some of the data that Touringplans cranks out and use it to generate the standard Funrate for all of Disneyland’s most popular attractions. As industry insiders know, a “Funrate” is the ratio of the total number of minutes you spend at an attraction (including the queue) to the total number of minutes you spend actually enjoying an attraction (not including the queue). This assumes that any time you spent on, in, or participating in an attraction is enjoyed, any time waiting to enjoy the attraction is not enjoyed, and there is no travel time involved to get to the attraction in the first place. Strictly, this may not be the case, but we assume the entire concept was dreamed up by an economist, and you know how they are.
In short, an attraction’s Funrate is the cost in minutes for each minute spent enjoying an attraction. The closer to 1, the better. Theoretically, the best attractions are those with the lowest Funrate.
That said, here are all of Disneyland’s main attractions listed by their Funrate on a randomly chosen day last month.
|Chip ‘n Dale Tree||1.00|
|Main Street Cinema||1.00|
|Sleeping Beauty Castle Walkthrough||1.00|
|Pirate’s Lair on Tom Sawyer Island||1.11|
|The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh||1.38|
|Mark Twain Riverboat||1.39|
|“it’s a small world”||1.43|
|Davy Crockett’s Explorer Canoes||1.45|
|Sailing Ship Columbia||1.50|
|Pirates of the Caribbean||1.65|
|Main Street Vehicles||1.71|
|Indiana Jones Adventure||2.15|
|King Arthur Carrousel||2.25|
|Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage||2.31|
|Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters||2.33|
|Enchanted Tiki Room||2.34|
|Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln||2.43|
|Star Tours: The Adventures Continue||2.43|
|Casey Jr. Circus Train||2.63|
|Storybook Land Canal Boats||2.97|
|Pinocchio’s Daring Journey||3.17|
|Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride||3.88|
|Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin||4.56|
|Alice in Wonderland||5.13|
|Mad Tea Party||5.33|
|Gadget’s Go Coaster||6.25|
|Big Thunder Mountain Railroad||7.14|
|Snow White’s Scary Adventures||7.63|
|The Royal Hall||9.20|
|Dumbo the Flying Elephant||9.23|
|Peter Pan’s Flight||9.92|
|Meet Anna and Elsa from Frozen||19.00|
After analyzing all of this, one lesson is clear: there’s a reason for those crowds of economists hanging around in Toontown.