Universal Crowd Calendar Report – February 7 to 13, 2016

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How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?
How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?

Universal Orlando was more crowded than expected last week. Resort-wide we saw the two Universal parks hit crowd levels one to three points higher than the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted. Universal Studios had larger crowds than Islands of Adventure each day.

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, February 7, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
5

Islands of Adventure saw wait times within a few minutes of what the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted Sunday. At Universal Studios some attractions stood out with higher than expected average wait times like Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit (49 minutes) and The Simpsons Ride (47 minutes).

Islands of Adventure
3
3

Monday, February 8, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
5

Monday matched what we saw on Sunday although Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit was less crowded with an average wait of 36 minutes. The average wait at The Simpsons Ride was even longer on Monday, 57 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
3
3

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
5

On Tuesday, Universal Studios saw a crowd level ‘5’ for the third day in a row. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit (46 minutes), The Simpsons Ride (53 minutes) and Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (49 minutes) led the way once again.

Islands of Adventure
3
2

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
6

On Wednesday, Universal Studios continued the trend of being several points higher on our crowd scale than its sister park, Islands of Adventure. At Islands of Adventure we saw averages like 29 minutes at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, much lower than the 44 minute average wait at Transformers: The Ride-3D.

Islands of Adventure
2
3

Thursday, February 11, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
7

Thursday saw crowds at both parks that was the largest we had seen up to that point, at both parks. revenge of the Mummy averaged 22 minutes and Despicable Me hit 63 minutes while at Islands of Adventure we saw 32 minutes at The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man (predicted 35).

Islands of Adventure
4
4

Friday, February 12, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
7

Friday had the most similar crowd levels of the week at Universal’s two parks although Universal Studios was still two points higher than Islands of Adventure. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit hit its highest average of the week, 71 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
4
5

Saturday, February 13, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
9

Saturday was the busiest day of last week. Monday’s President’s Day brought holiday-level crowds to the parks as they did at Disney World. Universal Studios would have been a ’10’ if not for the 18 minute average wait at Shrek 4-D and the 56 minute (level ‘7’) average at Transformers.

Islands of Adventure
5
7
What to Expect This Week
February 14 to 20, 2016

Presidents Week is the busiest time of the winter season at Universal Orlando Resort. Expect wait times to continue to be at the top of our scale most of the week.

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.