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How we did yesterday - Sunday, December 21, 2014
At Universal Studios Florida we predicted a crowd level of 9. The actual crowd level was a 6
   At Islands of Adventure we predicted a crowd level of 8. The actual crowd level was a 6
Our wait times predictions were within 3 minutes for the following attractions: Shrek 4-D (-3 min), Kang & Kodos' Twirl 'n' Hurl (-3 min), Transformers: The Ride-3D (-2 min), Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Single Rider Line (0 min), The Simpsons Ride (+2 min)
We were within 5 minutes: E.T. Adventure (-5 min), The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (-5 min)
We were within 7 minutes: Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (-7 min), Woody Woodpecker's Nuthouse Coaster (-7 min), Disaster! - A Major Motion Picture Ride...Starring YOU (-6 min), MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack (+7 min)
We were within 10 minutes: Pteranodon Flyers (-9 min), Revenge of the Mummy (+10 min)
* The attractions above come from our core group of 25 attractions used in calculating crowd levels. Wait times predictions are the average posted time between 10am and 5pm
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The Crowd Calendar
Date Resort Universal
Studios
Florida
Islands of
Adventure
Notes
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Wed, January 21, 2015 4 out of 10 4 3
Thu, January 22, 2015 3 out of 10 3 2
Fri, January 23, 2015 3 out of 10 3 3
Sat, January 24, 2015 4 out of 10 4 3
Sun, January 25, 2015 4 out of 10 4 4
Mon, January 26, 2015 3 out of 10 3 2
Tue, January 27, 2015 2 out of 10 2 2
Wed, January 28, 2015 2 out of 10 2 2
Thu, January 29, 2015 2 out of 10 2 2
Fri, January 30, 2015 4 out of 10 4 3 "A Celebration of Harry Potter" Event
Sat, January 31, 2015 4 out of 10 4 3 "A Celebration of Harry Potter" Event
Sun, February 1, 2015 5 out of 10 4 5 Super Bowl Sunday; "A Celebration of Harry Potter" Event
Mon, February 2, 2015 3 out of 10 3 3
Tue, February 3, 2015 3 out of 10 3 3
Wed, February 4, 2015 3 out of 10 3 2
Thu, February 5, 2015 3 out of 10 3 2
Fri, February 6, 2015 4 out of 10 4 4
Sat, February 7, 2015 7 out of 10 7 6 Mardi Gras Concert*
Sun, February 8, 2015 5 out of 10 5 4
Mon, February 9, 2015 5 out of 10 5 5
Tue, February 10, 2015 3 out of 10 3 3
Wed, February 11, 2015 4 out of 10 4 3
Thu, February 12, 2015 4 out of 10 4 3
Fri, February 13, 2015 6 out of 10 6 5
Sat, February 14, 2015 7 out of 10 7 7 Mardi Gras Concert*/Valentine's Day
Sun, February 15, 2015 9 out of 10 9 8 Mardi Gras Concert*
Mon, February 16, 2015 7 out of 10 7 7 Presidents' Day
Tue, February 17, 2015 6 out of 10 6 5 Mardi Gras
Wed, February 18, 2015 5 out of 10 5 5
Thu, February 19, 2015 5 out of 10 5 5
Fri, February 20, 2015 5 out of 10 5 5

The Crowd Calendar Is Based On Wait Times

Our Unofficial Guide researchers have collected wait times in Universal Orlando Resort for over three years. With this dataset, Fred Hazelton, our professional statistician, updates this calendar every week.

How We Rank Crowds

There are three Crowd Levels listed above, each is based on a scale from 1 to 10, with 1 being the least crowded conditions and 10 being most crowded. The Resort Crowd Level scale represents the combined wait times at all the standby lines in both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. The per-park crowd levels are predictions of the relative crowd level for attractions in those parks, respectively.

The Crowd Levels are on a relative scale--an '8' is more crowded than '7' which is more crowded than '6'. The crowd level tells you how each day compares to all other days we have on record. Read more on Crowd Levels.

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