Universal Orlando Crowd Report – September 7 to 13, 2014

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Universal Orlando Resort saw typically low September crowds last week despite some hot weather. Neither park reached a crowd level above a level ‘2’ until Friday and attraction wait times stayed well below annual averages all week.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the TouringPlans.com Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report:

Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, September 7, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Sunday’s wait times were low at both Universal parks. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit saw a 32 minute average posted time (predicted 28) while Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls was 29 minutes (predicted 37).

Islands of Adventure
3
2

Monday, September 8, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2
MEN IN BLACK Alien Attack averaged 10 minutes (predicted 11) while Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey averaged 23 minutes as predicted on Monday.
Islands of Adventure
2
2

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Islands of Adventure dipped to the lowest level on our scale on Tuesday with average posted times like 19 minutes at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and 13 minutes at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Early park admission at Universal Studios on Wednesday was not enough to push wait times above the predicted level ‘2’. Disaster! saw an average wait of 15 minutes (predicted 12) while attractions at Islands of Adventure saw averages like 17 minutes at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (predicted 24) and 5 minutes at Dragon Challenge (predicted 7).

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Thursday’s wait times were pretty close to predictions across both parks. Only Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at 28 minutes (predicted 42) and Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge Rat Barges at 5 minutes (predicted 11) were substantially different.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Friday, September 12, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
3

Most attractions at Islands of Adventure came in with average waits lower than predicted on Friday although we did see accurate predictions at many attractions like Spider-Man (24 minutes, predicted 28) and Storm Force Acceleration (5 minutes).

Islands of Adventure
3
1

Saturday, September 13, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
2

Both parks missed high by one level on our scale Saturday although most attraction level predictions were within a 5 to 10 minutes. For example, Doctor Doom’s Fearfall averaged 21 minutes (predicted 15) and The Simpson’s Ride averaged 11 minutes (predicted 15).

Islands of Adventure
3
2
What to Expect This Week
September 14 to 22, 2014
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The extreme low crowds of early September are likely over and we move into typical Fall crowds. The good news is that typical Fall crowds are usually some of the lowest of the year. Touring Universal Orlando Resort in September although hot, is relaxed and pleasant.

To see Universal Orlando Resort Crowd predictions for the days of your vacation, check the Crowd Calendar.

To get details about our predictions of future crowds or details about crowds in the past check out the Crowd Calendar and select “Jump to Date” on the left margin.

Fred Hazelton

Fred Hazelton maintains the crowd calendar, theme park wait time models and does hotel rate analysis for the Unofficial Guides. He's also done the models for the new mobile wait times product Lines. Fred Hazelton is a professional statistician living in Ontario, Canada. His email address is fred@touringplans.com. You can also follow him on Twitter: @DisneyStatsWhiz.

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