Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Report – November 30 to December 6, 2014

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Post-Thanksgiving week crowds at Universal Orlando Resort were very low, some of the lowest we’ve seen at any theme park this Fall. Guests to Universal last week saw near empty parks in the early morning with lower than average crowds building in the afternoons. Only Saturday saw park levels above a level ‘2’ on our scale.

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, November 30, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
2

Sunday’s crowd was the first of a streak of days with no park reaching a crowd level above ‘2’ on our scale. Only Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, at 37 minutes (predicted 41) saw average wait times above 20 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
4
2

Monday, December 1, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Islands of adventure crowds were equally as slow on Monday including average posted waits like 10 minutes at Hulk (predicted 11) and 22 minutes at Flight of the Hippogriff (predicted 26).

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Despicable Me reached an average of 23 minutes on Tuesday which was the lowest average we’ve seen there since early September.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Wednesday’s crowds were similarly low, as predicted, including waits like 5 minutes at Dragon Challenge and 10 minutes at Spider-Man.

Islands of Adventure
1
1

Thursday, December 4, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Thursday brought the third day in a row that Islands of Adventure stayed at its lowest level on our scale. We saw averages of 21 minutes at Forbidden Journey (predicted 18) and 15 minutes at Spider-Man (predicted 13).

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Friday, December 5, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Crowd level ‘2’s across both parks on Friday, as predicted. Shrek, The Simpsons Ride, Revenge of the Mummy and Men in Black all saw averages around 10 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Saturday, December 6, 2014

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

Universal Studios broke through the sting of level ‘2’s at hit a level ‘4’ on Saturday thanks to average posted waits like 18 minutes at Rip Ride Rockit (predicted 20) and 37 at Transformers: The Ride-3D (predicted 36).

Islands of Adventure
3
2
What to Expect This Week
December 7 to 13, 2014
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Mid-December will continue to be a fantastic time of year to visit the Universal Orlando Resort with crowd levels well below average all week.

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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