Universal Crowd Calendar Report – February 8 to 14, 2015

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Each day last week, crowds at Universal Orlando Resort came in at or below levels predicted by our Universal Crowd Calendar. The beginning of the week was particularly slower than expected but then crowds picked up by midweek and continued through the weekend.

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, February 8, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
3

Sunday’s crowd levels were lower than expected at both parks although despite missing by two levels on the resort-wide prediction, not drastically so at the parks. For example, we saw average waits like 13 minutes at Disaster (predicted 18) and 20 at Doctor Doom’s Fearfall (predicted 26).

Islands of Adventure
4
3

Monday, February 9, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
3

More low waits on Tuesday at both parks. The longest average wait at The Studios was 45 minutes at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.

Islands of Adventure
5
2

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
3

Good predictions at both parks on Tuesday. We saw low waits across most major attractions at both parks.

Islands of Adventure
3
2

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
3

Wednesday’s wait times were similarly low. In fact, Wednesday represents the fourth day in a row without a park reaching a level on our scale above ‘3’.

Islands of Adventure
3
2

Thursday, February 12, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
4

Perfect predictions by the Universal Crowd Calendar on Thursday. The Simpsons Ride averaged 18 minutes (predicted 18) and Pteranodon Flyers averaged 37 (predicted 41).

Islands of Adventure
3
3

Friday, February 13, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
6
6

Friday’s bump in attendance is likely due to guests arriving for the long holiday weekend (Presidents Day). We saw waits like 20 for Men in Black and 52 at Forbidden Journey.

Islands of Adventure
5
4

Saturday, February 14, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
7

Universal held one of it’s Mardi Gras concert series event on Saturday which partially contributed to the increase in wait times at both parks.

Islands of Adventure
7
5
What to Expect This Week
February 15 to 21, 2015
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Presidents Day crowds have arrived! That means guests at Universal Orlando should expect long wait times throughout the week with no relief until Sunday at the earliest.

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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