Universal Crowd Calendar Report – October 18 to 24, 2015

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How Did The Universal Crowd Calendar Do Last Week?
How Did The Universal Crowd Calendar Do Last Week?

Last week, Universal crowds surged on Thursday through Saturday but were within normal ranges during the first half of the week, matching the crowd levels predicted by the Universal Crowd Calendar. Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights continue to be popular and unlike Disney’s Halloween Parties the crowds at Universal Park peak throughout the day as well.

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, October 18, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
7

Universal crowds were spread out drastically between the two parks. At Universal Studios wait times surged to high averages like 46 minutes at The Simpsons Ride while at Islands of Adventure we saw averages like 6 minutes at Jurassic Park River Adventure.

Islands of Adventure
4
2

Monday, October 19, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
7

Monday’s crowd was similar to Sunday’s with Universal Studios having much busier attractions than those at Islands of Adventure. Men In Black averaged 26 minutes while Dragon Challenge averaged 18.

Islands of Adventure
5
3

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
6

The gap between crowds at Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure continued to narrow on Tuesday. The average wait at The Studios’ Revenge of the Mummy was 13 minutes while Dragon Challenge averaged 11.

Islands of Adventure
2
3

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

The Universal Crowd Calendar predictions hit the mark on Wednesday with average wait times like 16 minutes at Shrek 4-D (predicted 14) and 19 minutes at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (predicted 19).

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Thursday, October 22, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
5

Thursday’s crowd was moderate but busier than expected at Universal Studios thanks to average wait times like 25 minutes at Transformers: The Ride-3D and 44 at The Simpsons Ride.

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Friday, October 23, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
7

Universal Studios hosted Halloween Horror Nights on Friday and more than normal crowds filled the park during the day. We saw average wait times much higher than expected like 60 minutes at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem.

Islands of Adventure
2
4

Saturday, October 24, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
7

Saturday’s crowd levels were identical to what we saw on Friday at each park. Revenge of the Mummy averaged 27 minutes, as high as we see at that attraction throughout the year.

Islands of Adventure
2
4
What to Expect This Week
October 25 to 31, 2015

The final week of October is upon us and we expect Halloween crowds to peak accordingly. Weekdays should be less crowded than the weekend, especially since Halloween falls on a Saturday this year.

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 – October 18 to 24, 2015

  • October 28, 2015 at 4:16 pm
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    I found your information to be very helpful and accurate when we were there last Spring. Definitely helped make the most of our trip!

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