Universal Crowd Calendar Report – May 17 to 23, 2015

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At the beginning and end of last week wait times at Universal Parks were lower than the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted but between Wednesday and Friday the predictions did quite well. We saw crowd levels stay at a level ‘6’ or lower 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, May 17, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
5

Sunday saw wait time averages like 14 minutes at Disaster! (predicted 21) and 28 minutes at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (predicted 29).

Islands of Adventure
6
3

Monday, May 18, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
6
4

On Monday we saw crowd levels come in a couple points lower than the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted. Men in Black averaged 20 minutes and Dragon Challenge averaged 5.

Islands of Adventure
6
4

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
3

Tuesday’s crowds were even lower than the days before with averages like 11 minutes at Revenge of the Mummy and 7 minutes at Storm Force Acceleration.

Islands of Adventure
6
4

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
4

Universal Studios crowd calendar predictions hit the mark on Wednesday. There we saw a 50 minute average wait at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (predicted 51).

Islands of Adventure
6
4

Thursday, May 21, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
5

Wait times increased slightly on Thursday as we approached the busy Memorial Day weekend. Average wait times hit 38 minutes at Rip Ride Rockit and 44 minutes at Spider-Man.

Islands of Adventure
5
7

Friday, May 22, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
6
6

Friday’s crowds were as predicted for the most part with only a couple attractions having average wait times significantly different from what the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted.

Islands of Adventure
7
6

Saturday, May 23, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
8
6

Saturday’s crowd levels were a little low for a Saturday, especially during Memorial day weekend. Revenge of the Mummy averaged only 23 minutes while Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey averaged only 40.

Islands of Adventure
8
6
What to Expect This Week
May 24 to 30, 2015
How Crowded is Universal Orlando?
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Memorial Day has passed and crowds are expected to remain fairly steady but not extreme for the next few weeks.

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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