Universal Crowd Calendar Report – May 24 to 30, 2015

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Last week while Disney World crowds were significantly higher than history would suggest, Universal Orlando crowds trended downwards, with crowd levels one to two levels lower than expected every day except Sunday.

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 24, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
8
7

Crowd levels at Universal’s two parks were flip-flops of what we predicted but within our comfort level of one index point. At Universal Studios we saw average wait times like 25 minutes at The Simpsons Ride and 65 minutes at Transformers: The Ride-3D.

Islands of Adventure
7
8

Monday, May 25, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
6
6

Monday’s wait times were a couple points lower than Sunday’s as expected. The highest average wait at the Studios was 71 minutes at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.

Islands of Adventure
7
4

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
8
7

Tuesday’s crowd predictions proved to be too high at both parks. E.T. Adventure hit 27 minutes for an average while Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit hit 44 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
9
7

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
6
5

Islands of Adventure reached a crowd level ‘7’ for the second day in a row on Wednesday with average wait times such as 46 minutes at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man.

Islands of Adventure
7
7

Thursday, May 28, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
6
6

Thursday’s crowds were nearly as predicted at both parks. Only Men In Black (23 minutes, predicted 9) and High in the Sky Seuss Trolley (12 minutes, predicted 39) had average wait times that differed significantly from what the calendar predicted.

Islands of Adventure
7
6

Friday, May 29, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
5

Friday’s crowd levels were low again compared to what the calendar expected. We still saw some high averages though, like 51 minutes at Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and 62 minutes at Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls.

Islands of Adventure
8
7

Saturday, May 30, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
6
5

Surprisingly, Saturday brought the lowest overall crowd level of the week with a ‘5’ at both parks. That means guests experienced average waits like 11 minutes at Disaster, 10 at Shrek 4-D, 19 at Dragon Challenge and 37 minutes at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

Islands of Adventure
7
5
What to Expect This Week
May 31 to June 6, 2015
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Memorial Day weekend is over but soon schools will be ending their spring session as we head into peak summer season.

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.

One thought on “Universal Crowd Calendar Report – May 24 to 30, 2015

  • June 2, 2015 at 9:53 am
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    We were in the parks last week. It is always interesting to see the actual crowds levels vs predictions after experiencing them first hand. We kind of expected lower numbers than predicted as wait times seemed pretty reasonable (even though we had Express Passes). The only day that seemed more crowded to us was Thursday… lots of Middle School tour groups which made the park SEEM busy even though wait times did not really seem to be affected. Thanks for all your work! We were in the right park on the right days and we have TP to thank for that!

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