Universal Crowd Calendar Report – March 15 to 21, 2015

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Aside from Saturday when crowds dipped lower than expected by two index points, the Crowd Calendar predictions did very well at Universal Orlando Resort last week. The parks remained crowded most of the week thanks to Spring Break-ers and their families.

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, March 15, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
5

Universal hosted a Mardi Gras concert on Sunday but wait times in the parks were relatively moderate. The Simpsons Ride averaged 17 minutes and Transformers averaged 44, both level ‘6’s on our scale.

Islands of Adventure
7
6

Monday, March 16, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
8
7

The attractions were busier on Monday with average wait at The Simpsons Ride reaching 32 minutes and Transformers, 49.

Islands of Adventure
8
8

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
6

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Not usually a holiday that impacts wait times, Tuesday seemed like most days last week, busy at both parks.

Islands of Adventure
7
8

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
7

Wednesday’s crowds looked similar to Monday’s and Tuesday’s. Forbidden Journey averaged 60 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
8
7

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
6

Thursday’s crowd did look a little different from the rest of the days last week. Islands of Adventure saw a bump in overall wait times thanks to a 41 minute average at Dragon Challenge and a 55 minute average at The Incredible Hulk.

Islands of Adventure
7
9

Friday, March 20, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
5

Friday brought another day of higher wait times at Islands of Adventure with that park hitting two index points higher than Universal Studios, as it did on Thursday.

Islands of Adventure
8
7

Saturday, March 21, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
6

Last week’s crowds were fairly stable from day to day and it was capped off with another day of moderately busy crowds on Saturday.

Islands of Adventure
7
7
What to Expect This Week
March 22 to 28, 2015
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Spring Break continues next week with a new set of school districts taking their break. The parks will be busy but not quite as busy as they will the week after for Easter.

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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