Universal Crowd Calendar Report – December 13 to 20, 2015

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

Except for Saturday at Universal Studios, the Universal parks stayed at or below the middle point of our scale every day last week. The Universal Crowd Calendar did a good job predicting the crowd levels most days with only a few misses.

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, December 13, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
5

Universal Studios hit a crowd level ‘5’ on Sunday thanks to average wait times like 22 minutes at Men In Black Alien Attack and 33 at The Simpsons Ride. Islands of Adventure was very quiet as predicted.

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Monday, December 14, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
3
4

Monday’s crowds were low at both parks although Universal Studios was one level higher than predicted and Islands of Adventure one level lower.

Islands of Adventure
3
2

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
3

Tuesday was the least crowded day last week. Islands of Adventure hit the lowest level on our scale, a remarkable feat considering that the parks will be extremely crowded in less than a week from now.

Islands of Adventure
2
1

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
4

Wednesday was only slightly more crowded than the day before. Guests of both Universal parks experienced manageable wait times all day.

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Thursday, December 17, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
2
4

Thursday saw the same crowd levels as Wednesday even though the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted ‘2’s at both parks once again.

Islands of Adventure
2
2

Friday, December 18, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
5
4

On Friday, the Universal Crowd Calendar predicted that we would see larger crowds as we head into the weekend but in fact the surge didn’t occur until Saturday. Friday was the same crowd as the previous two days.

Islands of Adventure
4
2

Saturday, December 19, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
7

Saturday was the biggest crowd of the week, as predicted. However, Islands of Adventure still had wait time averages below the middle point on our scale.

Islands of Adventure
6
4
What to Expect This Week
December 20 to 26, 2015

This week is the final week of manageable crowds before we hit the Christmas holiday. Crowds at Universal during Christmas time are not as extreme as what we see at Disney World during the same period but the parks will be jammed none-the-less.

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.

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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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