Universal Crowd Calendar Report – November 15 to 21, 2015

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Universal Crowd Calendar Report
Universal Crowd Calendar Report

Last week, no park reached wait times higher than a level ‘5’ on our scale and most days stayed between ‘1’ and ‘3’. That means posted wait times averaged 10 to 30 minutes at most attractions. Universal Parks continue to be the least crowded parks in Orlando this fall. Compared to the crowd level ‘8’s and ‘9’s we have seen at Magic Kingdom, Universal crowds have been much more desirable for those of us who prefer low wait times.

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, November 15, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
4

Wait times told a simple story at Universal parks last week – low crowds. It all started on Sunday with no attraction having an average wait time above 40 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Monday, November 16, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Monday’s wait times were the first of a three day streak with Universal Studios at ‘2’ and Islands of Adventure at ‘1’. The highest average wait at Universal Studios other than Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem was Men in Black at 14 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Tuesday’s wait times at Islands of Adventure hit averages like 8 minutes at Jurassic Park River Adventure and 18 minutes at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

More very low average waits at both parks on Wednesday.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Thursday, November 19, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Thursday brought more of the same with no attraction hitting an average above 29 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
1
1

Friday, November 20, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
2

Friday’s wait times were about the same as we saw all week with Islands of Adventure edging slightly higher but still well below the middle point of our crowd scale.

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Saturday, November 21, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
3

Saturday’s crowds although the busiest of the week were below average for the year and perfectly manageable for Universal guests at both parks.

Islands of Adventure
2
2
What to Expect This Week
November 22 to 28, 2015

Thanksgiving week will bring significant crowds to Universal’s central Florida competitor but crowds at Universal will be much more manageable.

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 – November 15 to 21, 2015

  • November 24, 2015 at 3:05 pm
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    While arguments have been made that Fastpass+ is driving up wait times at WDW, I think there just may be a lack of interest at Universal Studios right now. I’ve been reading the weekly crowd reports from this site for quite some time now, and there will be dozens of comments on the WDW report, but very few (and sometimes zero) on the USO report.

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