Universal Crowd Calendar Report – May 8 to 14, 2016

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Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar Report
How Crowded Was Universal Orlando Last Week?

Last week, crowds at Universal started out the week low on our scale and by the end of the week had risen a few points higher. This matched the pattern predicted by the Universal Crowd Calendar except that Friday and Saturday’s crowds were a couple points higher than expected. I don’t believe the spike at the end of the week is indicative of an influx of guests since the crowds have settled nicely in the days since.

Let’s look at how the crowd levels stacked up each day last week on the Touringplans.com Universal Crowd Calendar Report:

Universal Orlando Resort Crowd Levels – Daily Breakdown

Sunday, May 8, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
3

Crowds don’t get much better on a weekend than what we saw on Sunday at Universal Orlando. Universal Studios was the busier park of the two but we saw very reasonable wait time averages such as 11 minutes at Revenge of the Mummy and 10 minutes at Shrek 4-D. Even Islands of Adventure’s most popular ride, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey only averaged 15 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Monday, May 9, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

More low wait times at both Universal parks on Monday. Transformers: The Ride-3D was the only attraction with a significant average wait at 25 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
4
2

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
3

Tuesday saw low crowds once again, the lowest of the week, in fact. Islands of Adventure had no attraction with an average wait time above 20 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
4
2

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
5

Universal Studios was busier than we had seen up to that point last Wednesday but still not above the midpoint of our scale. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem was the busiest attraction with an average wait of 48 minutes, about average for the year.

Islands of Adventure
4
3

Thursday, May 12, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
5

Thursday’s crowds matched what we saw on Wednesday. Universal Studios was the busier park once again but neither park had wait times that went above average for the year. Both parks continued to be manageable.

Islands of Adventure
4
3

Friday, May 13, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
7

Friday saw a jump in wait times at Universal Studios thanks to average waits like 52 minutes at Transformers: The Ride-3D (predicted 47) and 64 minutes at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (52).

Islands of Adventure
4
4

Saturday, May 14, 2016

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
4
8

Saturday was the busiest day of the week, by far with both parks hitting their highest crowd level of the week.

Islands of Adventure
5
6

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.