Universal Crowd Calendar Report – July 5 to 11, 2015

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Florida thunderstorms kept Universal Orlando Resort a little less crowded than normal during the first part of last week. However, for the first time in a few months, Universal crowds reached historical levels. Between Monday and Saturday last week we saw Universal wait times get closer to historical averages than we’ve seen in a while. Crowd levels at Universal Studios predicted by the Universal Crowd Calendar were within one index of what we observed every day except Sunday last week.

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, July 5, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
8
6

Revenge of the Mummy averaged 14 minutes on Sunday and The Simpsons Ride averaged 19, both representing a crowd level ‘6’ on our scale. Much of Central Florida was affected by rain on Sunday so it is likely that weather played in role in the lower crowd levels.

Islands of Adventure
7
4

Monday, July 6, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
8
8

Monday’s crowds bounced back nicely with both parks hitting levels above average for the year. It has been awhile since both parks hit levels above ‘5’ on our scale. Disaster!, Men in Black Alien Attack and Shrek 4-D reached a level ’10’ on our scale.

Islands of Adventure
8
6

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
8
8

Identical crowd levels were observed on Tuesday as we saw on Monday. At Universal Studios we saw Revenge of the Mummy hit a level ’10’ with an average wait time of 49 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
8
6

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
8
8

Wednesday’s wait times at Islands of Adventure were slightly higher than Tuesday’s but it was enough to push the crowd level to the highest point we’ve seen in a while.

Islands of Adventure
8
7

Thursday, July 9, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
8
7

Thursday’s crowds represent a typical summer day at Universal Orlando. We saw headliners with average waits nearing 50 minutes and some super headliners approaching 100 minutes – like Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, at 96 minutes.

Islands of Adventure
8
7

Friday, July 10, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
6

Friday’s crowd levels were the lowest we had seen since Sunday. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey averaged 34 minutes, a level ‘3’ on our scale.

Islands of Adventure
8
5

Saturday, July 11, 2015

WHAT WE
THOUGHT
WHAT WE
SAW
ANALYSIS
Universal Studios
7
7

As predicted, both parks hit a level ‘7’. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit! singles line averaged 46 minutes, nearly as long as the regular standby line (47 minutes).

Islands of Adventure
7
7
What to Expect This Week
July 12 to 18, 2015
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Summer crowds have returned to Universal Orlando Resort! At least, that is how it appeared last week. We will have to wait and see if summer crowd levels continue at both Universal parks as the coming weeks arrive. Typically, we would expect crowd levels in the range of ‘7’ or ‘8’ on our scale.

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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