Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report – October 26 to November 1, 2014

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Even less crowded than the week before, last week at Universal was a good week for crowds. We saw park levels in the bottom half of our scale 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, October 26, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
3

Low crowds at both parks means that average wait times stayed below 30 minutes at most attractions. Sunday brought averages like 17 minutes at Disaster (predicted 13) and 11 minutes at Hulk.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Monday, October 27, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
2

Not much difference on Monday with both parks showing low average wait times. We saw 19 minutes at Rip Ride Rockit (as predicted) and 19 at Forbidden Journey (predicted 26).

Islands of Adventure
3
2

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
3

More ‘2’s and ‘3’ on Tuesday, more average waits in the 20 to 30 minute range. Only Despicable Me (42) and Flight of the Hippogriff (37) managed wait times higher than 30 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Even lower waits on Wednesday, the lowest of the week it turns out. Islands of Adventure saw single digit averages at Doctor Doom, Dragon Challenge, Hulk and many others.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
3

Thursday saw equally low crowds across both parks. Transformers: The Ride-3D hit 32 minutes but other than that, waits were minimal.

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Friday, October 31, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
4

Happy Halloween at Universal! The busiest day of the week so far at The Studios but still reasonably low average wait times. Perfectly manageable for guests arriving in the morning.

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Saturday, November 1, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
5

A stark contrast in the crowd levels at each park on Saturday. We saw the highest crowd level of the week at The Studios but Islands of Adventure had wait times at the lowest level on our scale.

Islands of Adventure
3
1
What to Expect This Week
November 2 to September 8, 2014
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Halloween is over and November has begun. Crowds will continue to be light throughout the first three weeks of November but will increase substantially near Thanksgiving.

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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