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Universal Crowd Calendar Update For October 2020

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Today, we’re covering an update to the Universal Orlando Crowd Calendar.

Crowd Patterns at Universal

A consistent crowd pattern seems to be developing at Universal Orlando Resort this fall. Today we are updating the Universal Crowd Calendar to match the latest observations.

As a general rule, wait times at Universal Orlando parks are low during the week and very high on weekends, especially at Universal Studios Park. Guests seem to be taking advantage of Universal’s generous promotion that allows those who purchased a 1-day ticket to visit multiple times until December 24.

Update for October and Beyond

There are no real surprises in this update. Crowd levels are going up on weekends and down during the week. However it is important to remember that the Crowd Calendar is based on posted times. If you are using the Lines app you will see a prediction for both the posted time and the actual time you should expect to wait in line. Often the latter is significantly less than the former.

You should avoid weekends at Universal this fall (if you can) but if you can’t, try Islands of Adventure on Sundays – that is by far the lowest crowd you are likely to experience.


This predictions in this update assume that health recommendations for theme parks will remain in place for the foreseeable future and that guests will continue to visit in similar fashion as they have since Labor Day. We will continue to review the daily crowd numbers at Universal Orlando and we expect to publish another update in early November.

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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 You can also follow him on Twitter: @DisneyStatsWhiz.

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  • Received a November 15 Crowd Level update moving EP to a 2 from a 7. When does the Tracker page get updated? EP still shows a 7.


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