Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE)

Volume 32

Volume 32, Issue 4, Pages 249-252

Fall 2021

Teaching Case
Analyzing Disney World Wait Time Data: A Lesson in Visualization Using Tableau

Concetta A. DePaolo
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809, USA

Aimee Jacobs
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA 93740, USA

Abstract: We present a case study to teach data visualization with Tableau in an introductory business analytics course. The case uses publicly available data sets from that record wait times for various attractions at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. In the case study, students use Tableau to clean, organize, and analyze wait time data, and to create data visualizations to illustrate how wait times are affected by several variables. Ultimately, students use their results to inform the client, a Disney travel agent, about when wait times are the shortest and longest. The case was piloted in a business analytics course; students reported finding the case study useful and interesting and were largely observed to meet the learning goals of the exercise.

Keywords: Data analytics, Data visualization, Tableau, Data mining, Descriptive statistics

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Recommended Citation: Depaolo, C. A., & Jacobs, A. (2021). Teaching Case: Analyzing Disney World Wait Time Data: A Lesson in Visualization Using Tableau. Journal of Information Systems Education, 32(4), 249-252.