Universal Crowd Calendar Report – February 21 to 27, 2016

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

Crowds at Universal Orlando followed the pattern predicted by the Universal Crowd Calendar during the last week of February. The crowd levels we observed each day zig-zagged above and below the predicted crowd level. Poor weather in Central Florida kept crowds really low on Wednesday.

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 21, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
4

Very relaxed touring on Sunday for guests of both Universal parks. Average wait times at Universal Studios were led by The Simpsons Ride at 28 minutes and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit at 30 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
4
3

Monday, February 22, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

Monday’s crowds matched what we saw on Sunday with average wait times like 33 minutes at The Simpsons and 24 minutes at Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit.

Islands of Adventure
3
3

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

Tuesday continued the trend of relaxed crowds with Islands of Adventure hitting a crowd level one level lower than what we saw on Sunday and Monday.

Islands of Adventure
3
2

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
1

Both parks were near empty on Wednesday thanks to poor weather in Central Florida.

Islands of Adventure
3
1

Thursday, February 25, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
5

Thursday’s crowd at Universal Studios may have been a mini bounce back from the poor weather on Wednesday. We saw the highest crowd level of the week (except for Saturday).

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Friday, February 26, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
4

Friday’s crowds returned to the super-low levels we had seen throughout the week. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem averaged 44 minutes and 34 minutes at Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.

Islands of Adventure
3
2

Saturday, February 27, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
6
8

Saturday’s crowds were the largest of the week, by far. Revenge of the Mummy averaged 32 minutes, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit averaged 44 and Transformers: The Ride-3D averaged 43 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
4
5

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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