Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Calendar Report – January 11 to 17, 2015

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Last week, the flow of guests to Universal parks mirrored what we saw across town at the Disney parks: very quiet the first half of the week then busier towards the weekend. Our goal is to be within one index level for each prediction and to minimize the number of times we miss by more than two. Based on that standard we did very well last week, missing by no more than one index level resort-wide each 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, January 11, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
3

Sunday’s crowd at Universal Studios was highlighted by a 51 minute wait at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem. At Islands of Adventure only Forbidden Journey averaged more than 30 minutes (34 minutes, predicted 21).

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Monday, January 12, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
3

Light crowds continued on Monday with Islands of Adventure having no attraction that averaged more than 30 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

More of the same on Tuesday with both parks having crowd levels in the lowest levels of our scale for the third day in a row. Rip Ride Rockit averaged 11 minutes, very low for that coaster.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
4

Universal Studios crowd level inched upward to a level ‘4’ on Wednesday which means average posted times were 5 to 8 minutes higher, on average.

Islands of Adventure
1
2

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

E.T. Adventure was a surprise on Thursday where we saw an average posted wait time of 28 minutes (predicted 19). Elsewhere, most attractions were within a few minutes of what we predicted.

Islands of Adventure
2
3

Friday, January 16, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
4

On Friday, Islands of Adventure caught up to the level ‘4’s that we had seen at Universal on Wednesday and Thursday. E.T.’s wait time returned to normal (6 minutes).

Islands of Adventure
4
4

Saturday, January 17, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
6

Saturday at Universal was the first day where we saw an influx of guests arriving for the extended weekend that includes Martin Luther King Junior Day on Monday.

Islands of Adventure
5
7
What to Expect This Week
January 18 to 24, 2014
How Crowded is Universal Studios Orlando?
How Crowded is Universal Studios Orlando?

January is a great month to visit Universal Orlando Resort. Once Martin Luther King Junior Day passes by we expect to see moderate crowds 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.

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