Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report – October 5 to 11, 2014

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Crowds at Islands of Adventure lagged behind Universal Studios most of the week with only one day where the two parks reached the same level on our scale. Halloween Horror Nights continue to draw large crowds of (mostly) locals to the Studios on certain evenings although wait times in the parks tend to be unaffected during the day.

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, October 5, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
4

Early Park Admission to Universal Studios was not enough to push wait times higher than a level ‘4’ on our scale but it did make Sunday one of the lowest crowds we’ve seen at Islands of Adventure in a while. All the coasters averaged wait times in the single digits and Forbidden Journey averaged 28 minutes (predicted 45).

Islands of Adventure
4
1

Monday, October 6, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
6

Monday saw a big jump in waits, especially at Islands of Adventure. On Monday, only Storm Force Acceleration and One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish averaged single digit waits while Spider-Man averaged 35 minutes as predicted.

Islands of Adventure
5
5

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
4

Tuesdays crowds were slightly low as well. The only significant average wait time at The Studios was at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (60 minutes, predicted 45). Meanwhile, at Islands of Adventure no attraction averaged more than a 34 minute wait.

Islands of Adventure
5
2

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
3

Wednesday’s wait times were within a few minutes of what we predicted, with only a few exceptions. For example, Men in Black Alien Attack was 14 minutes (predicted 15) and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was 22 minutes (predicted 25).

Islands of Adventure
4
3

Thursday, October 9, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
5

Thursday brought Halloween Horror Nights to Universal Studios and a slight bump in crowds as a result. Wait times would still be classified as moderate however, including averages like 16 minutes at Disaster! and 30 at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.

Islands of Adventure
5
4

Friday, October 10, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
6

Slightly higher than predicted at The Studios, slightly lower than predicted at Islands of Adventure. Dragon Challenge averaged only 7 minutes (predicted 16) while Revenge of the Mummy averaged 20 minutes (predicted 13).

Islands of Adventure
5
4

Saturday, October 11, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
7

Saturday had the largest crowds of the week, as predicted, although Islands of Adventure matched its level ‘5’ from Monday. Notable average waits were 71 minutes at Transformers: The Ride-3D (predicted 52) and 27 minutes at Flight of the Hippogriff (predicted 33).

Islands of Adventure
7
5
What to Expect This Week
October 12 to October 18, 2014
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Crowds at Universal Orlando Resort are still expected to be relatively light for a few more weeks with potentially larger crowds on Saturdays. Guests who follow a Touring Plan from our Personalized Touring Plan creator will find crowds to be minimal at worst.

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.